Dr. Umashankar Lakshmanadoss Joins Wellmont CVA Heart Institute as an Electrophysiologist

April 5, 2017 | Kingsport, Tenn.

Umashankar Lakshmanadoss, M.D., a highly respected electrophysiologist who trained at the Mayo Clinic, has joined the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute's nationally recognized team of cardiovascular physicians.

Dr. Lakshmanadoss will see patients at The Heart Center, 2050 Meadowview Parkway, and perform cases at Holston Valley Medical Center. He comes to Kingsport from Louisiana State University Health Science Center's cardiology division, where he was director of the complex arrhythmia ablation program and an assistant professor of medicine.

As a member of the heart institute, Dr. Lakshmanadoss will provide corrective and minimally invasive treatment to return normal rhythm to a patient's heart and life. He will provide ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias in congenital heart disease and postsurgical patients, as well as epicardial and endocardial ventricular tachycardia ablation. He will also assist with management of inherited arrhythmias and device-based therapies for electrical diseases of the heart.

Dr. Lakshmanadoss has established an excellent reputation for research in atrial fibrillation, therapeutic hypothermia, device-based therapies and improvements in evidence-based management for heart failure. His research also includes interventional or surgical procedures that help prevent sudden cardiac heart failure for individuals with heart rhythm disturbances.

"Our patients will benefit considerably from Dr. Lakshmanadoss, who delivers exceptional care and will enable us to further develop our outstanding electrophysiology program," said Jerry Blackwell, M.D., the heart institute's president. "As the newest member of our dedicated team, he will partner with our other medical professionals to provide innovative, leading-edge cardiovascular care in the region. He will contribute significantly to our advanced care system, which focuses on providing an elite level of care for our patients."

Dr. Lakshmanadoss is one of 44 cardiovascular physicians who practice at 11 office locations and in Wellmont Health System hospitals. Like other heart institute physicians, Dr. Lakshmanadoss understands the challenge patients face when they learn their heart rhythm needs medical attention.

"My responsibility is to ensure patient needs come first so we can improve their quality of life," Dr. Lakshmanadoss said. "It is essential to provide care to patients in the same way I would want to be treated, and that is why I chose to align with the heart institute. The practice has delivered world-class cardiovascular care for decades, and that has given patients confidence their care will be rooted in quality."

Dr. Lakshmanadoss graduated from Thanjavur Medical College in Thanjavur, India, and served as a medical officer for Primary Health Center in Pudukkottai, India. He completed an internal medicine residency at Madras Medical College in Chennai, India, and at Unity Hospital through the University of Rochester in New York.

After serving a year as a clinical instructor at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, he finished a cardiovascular fellowship at Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pennsylvania; a cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan; and an advanced cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Lakshmanadoss is certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography.

Appointments with Dr. Lakshmanadoss are available by referral from another physician. For further information about the heart institute, please call 423-230-5000 or go to www.wellmont.org/MyHeart.