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Sunil Kumar Sinha, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Expertise: Ablation, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Atrial Tachycardia, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardioversion, Catheter Ablation Therapy, Defibrillators, Device Therapy, Electrophysiology, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy, Pacemakers, Pacing, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Ventricular Tachycardia ...read more

Research Interests: Catheter Ablation; Defibrillator and Pacemaker Therapy; Humanitarian Device Re-use

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600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower, #7125
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2412

Background

Dr. Sunil Kumar Sinha is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the medical director of the Arrhythmia Service at Frederick Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Sinha is also an attending physician at Howard County General Hospital. He is currently engaged in research on atrial fibrillation and catheter ablation, defibrillator and pacemaker therapy, and humanitarian device re-use.

Dr. Sinha received his undergraduate degree and medical degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. He returned to the University of Manitoba for his cardiology fellowship.  Subsequently, Dr. Sinha completed his clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, New York) prior to joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2005. 

Besides his teaching and clinical engagements, Dr. Sinha is on the editorial board for Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, and was recognized with the HRS “Remarkable Reviewer” distinction from 2006 - 2015 and "Remarkable Editor" distinction from 2016 - 2017.  He is also a reviewer for PACE, and Circulation: Arrhythmias & Electrophysiology.

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine (1997)

Residencies

  • Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry Schulich School of Mjedicine & Dentistry / Internal Medicine (2000)

Fellowships

  • St Boniface General Hospital / Cardiology (2003)
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai / Cardiac Electrophysiology (2005)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (2003)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (2006)

Research & Publications

Lab

Dr. Sunil Sinha is currently pursuing research to assess the clinical evidence for cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure patients (federally funded by AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

Dr. Sinha is also analyzing the clinical impact of software reset due to pacemaker battery depletion in pacemaker patients.

Selected Publications

Sinha SK, Carlson D, Chrispin J, Barth AS, Rickard JJ, Spragg DD, Berger R, Love C, Calkins H, Tomaselli GF, Marine JE. The Symptoms and Clinical events associated with Automatic Reprogramming (SCARE) at replacement notification study. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Dec;41(12):1611-1618. doi: 10.1111/pace.13532. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Sinha SK, Sivasambu B, Yenokyan G, Crawford TC, Chrispin J, Eagle KA, Barth AS, Rickard JJ, Spragg DD, Vlay SC, Berger R, Love C, Calkins H, Tomaselli GF, Marine JE. Worldwide pacemaker and defibrillator reuse: Systematic review and meta-analysis of contemporary trials.Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Nov;41(11):1500-1507. doi: 10.1111/pace.13488. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Chrispin J, Misra S, Marine JE, Rickard J, Barth A, Kolandaivelu A, Ashikaga H, Tandri H, Spragg DD, Crosson J, Berger RD, Tomaselli G, Calkins H, Sinha SK. Current management and clinical outcomes for catheter ablation of atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia. Europace. 2018 Apr 1;20(4):e51-e59. doi: 10.1093/europace/eux110.

Sinha SK, Crain B, Flickinger K, Calkins H, Rickard J, Cheng A, Berger R, Tomaselli G, Marine JE.a Clinical Inferences of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Analysis at Autopsy.J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Sep 20;68(12):1255-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.06.052.

Sinha SK, Crain B, Flickinger K, Calkins H, Rickard J, Cheng A, Berger R, Tomaselli G, Marine JE. Cardiovascular implantable electronic device function and longevity at autopsy: an underestimated resource. Heart Rhythm. 2016 Oct;13(10):1971-6. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2016.05.023. Epub 2016 May 27.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Physician Educator/Teacher of the Year Physician/Nurse Collaboration Award – 2010, awarded by Howard County General Hospital, 2010 - 2011
  • Remarkable Reviewer 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 by Heart Rhythm - the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society., Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society.
  • Remarkable Editor 2016, 2017 by Heart Rhythm - the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society

    2005 - Present

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