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Electrophysiology Faculty

Selcuk Adabag, MD, MS: Dr. Adabag completed medical school and a residency in cardiology and internal medicine at Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. Shortly thereafter, he began an Internal Medicine Residency program at State University of New York in Buffalo, New York. He completed his fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Minnesota.

Wayne Adkisson, MD received his EP training at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1997. After being in private practice, he returned to join the faculty in 2007.

David G. Benditt, MD, Director of the Electrophysiology Program, received his EP training at Duke University. A former president of NASPE, Dr. Benditt is a noted authority on sinus-node dysfunction, syncope, permanent pacing, and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. 

Lin Yee Chen, MD, MS:I am a practicing cardiac electrophysiologist who complements my clinical expertise with research on the epidemiology of heart rhythm disorders. My research is focused on elucidating the determinants and health impact of heart rhythm disorders, particularly atrial fibrillation. 

Jian-Ming Li, MD, PhD is the EP director at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis. He received his PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center and his MD at McGill University. His research interests include the biochemistry and pharmacogenetics of amiodarone, and the pathogenesis of sudden cardiac death. 

Henry Roukoz, MD received his EP and CVD training at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 2013. He joined the faculty in September 2013.

Scott Sakaguchi, MD is director of the CCEP fellowship program. He completed his EP training at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include syncope in athletes and potassium currents involved in ventricular repolarization. 

Venkat Tholakanahalli, MD is a member of the faculty at the Minneapolis Veteran Administration Health Care System. He completed his cardiology and electrophysiology training at the University of Minnesota. His clinical and research is interests include managing congestive heart and complex ablation.