Dr. Mintu Turakhia a board-certified internist, cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist and Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology program at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System. He is a core investigator of the VA Center for Health Care Evaluation (CHCE).
Dr. Turakhia's research program aims to improve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders by evaluating quality of care, comparative effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of drug and device-based therapies for treatment of arrhythmias, with an emphasis on atrial fibrillation. Dr. Turakhia is a recipient of the VA HSR&D Career Development Award, AHA National Scientist Development Grant, and his research program is supported by grants from VA, AHA, NIH, foundations, and industry collaborations. By leveraging and linking VA and Medicare claims, electronic health records, and third-party data sources, Dr. Turakhia's group has created one of the most-comprehensive and cohorts with incident atrial fibrillation, including over 500,000 person-years of follow-up. Dr. Turakhia has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts.