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Alan Cheng, M.D.

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Director, Arrhythmia Device Service


Languages: English, Chinese

Expertise: Ablation, Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Atrial Tachycardia, Biventricular Pacing, Bradycardia, Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Cardiovascular Disease, Defibrillators, Electrophysiology, Event Monitors, Heart Disease, Holter Monitoring, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy, Irregular Heartbeat, Pacemaker and ICD Lead Extraction, Pacemakers, Palpitations, Sarcoidosis, Stress Testing, Syncope, Tachycardias, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Ventricular Tachycardia more

Research Interests: Pacemakers, ICDs and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy; Atrial fibrillation Ablation; Cardiac Sarcoidosis; Sudden Cardiac Death

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

600 N. Wolfe Street
Carnegie 568
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 443-287-2939
Fax: 443-873-5019

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

Green Spring Station
10755 Falls Road
Pavilion I
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2740
Fax: 410-583-2741



  • Director, Arrhythmia Device Service

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine (1998)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (2001)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (2006)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (2007)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Sudden Cardiac Death, Sarcoidosis

Selected Publications

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Gribble MO, Cheng A, Berger RD, Rosman L, Guallar E., Mercury Exposure and Heart Rate Variability: a Systematic Review. Current environmental health reports. 2015; 2(3):304-14.

Zhang Y, Guallar E, Blasco-Colmenares E, Butcher B, Norgard S, Nauffal V, Marine JE, Eldadah Z, Dickfeld T, Ellenbogen KA, Tomaselli GF, Cheng A., Changes in Follow-Up Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Associated With Outcomes in Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device Recipients. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2015; 66(5):524-31.

Nauffal V, Tanawuttiwat T, Zhang Y, Rickard J, Marine JE, Butcher B, Norgard S, Dickfeld TM, Ellenbogen KA, Guallar E, Tomaselli GF, Cheng A., Predictors of Mortality, LVAD Implant or Heart Transplant in Primary Prevention Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Recipients: The HF-CRT Score. Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society. 2015;

Khurram IM, Catanzaro JN, Zimmerman S, Zipunnikov V, Berger RD, Cheng A, Sinha S, Dewire J, Marine J, Spragg D, Ashikaga H, Halperin H, Calkins H, Nazarian S., MRI Evaluation of Radiofrequency, Cryothermal, and Laser left atrial lesion formation in patients with atrial fibrillation. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE. 2015;

Maan A, Mansour M, Anter E, Patel VV, Cheng A, Refaat MM, Ruskin JN, Heist EK., Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation: Pathophysiology and Implications for Treatment. Critical pathways in cardiology. 2015; 14(2):81-5.

Activities & Honors


  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Heart Rhythm Society
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