Mayer Rashtian, MD,FACC,FHRS Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease and Electrophysiology

Specialty Focus: Arrhythmia,cardiac electrophysiology,pacemakers,cardiology,defibrillators,ICD, atrial fibrillation,flutte,ventricular tachycardia, cardiac ablations, device and leads complications and recall,life expectancy,congestive heart of failure,causation,syncope,ECG,valvular heart disease,endocarditis,LongQT

Education: BS in chemical engineering, UCLA; MD, Hahnemann/ Drexel University; Internship/Residencey in Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center; Fellowship in adult Cardiology/ Cardiac Electrophysiology , USC Medical Center/ Kaiser Hospital

Years in Practice: 21

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 10


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I am currently the medical director of cardiac electrophysiology (EP) department at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena,California.I have a very busy active practice and provide all type of arrhythmia services, including complex ablations, pacemakers,and defibrillators including biventricular devices.I am extremely active in cardiac arrhythmia research activities, and have participated in many cardiac devices and sudden cardiac death trials;have an extensive CV. I have experience with recalls, defective leads, pacemakers,and implantable defibrillators. I am assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, USC, and assistant clinical Professor of Nursing at UCLA. I accept both defense and plaintiff cases as my opinion address the medical facts of the case which are not dependent upon the side of retaining counsel. I have served as an expert witness for more than eighteen cases over the past 6 years, and have served as an expert in both medical malpractice cases and other Non-medical malpractice cases like assessing life expectancy, and defining causation of death. Kindly note that legal reviews and consultation comprise a very small portion of my total professional activity, making up less than 10% of my total efforts. The other 90% is composed entirely of direct patient care activity and clinical research and a small portion of teaching. I am a full time clinical cardiac electrophysiologist.