Faculty Profile


Andrew Beaser
Section of Cardiology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
abeaser@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Academic Interests

As an expert in cardiac electrophysiology, Andrew D. Beaser, MD, treats heart rhythm disorders. He is highly skilled in catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), and ventricular tachycardia (VT), utilizing both radiofrequency ablation and cryoballoon ablation (for atrial fibrillation). Dr. Beaser specializes in pacemaker and defibrillator implantation procedures, including both transvenous and subcutaneous ICD systems, as well as laser lead extraction procedures through his focus on lead management. In addition to his passion for patient care, Dr. Beaser performs research that mirrors his clinical interests. His work focuses on lead management through ensuring safer and more successful lead extraction procedures, and finding novel uses for radiofrequency ablation techniques for non-arrhythmic cardiac disease. Dr. Beaser is interested in risk factors for sudden cardiac death through understanding the mechanisms underlying arrhythmia. He is also committed to education, always striving to teach trainees about cardiac electrophysiology.
 

Clinical Interests

Catheter ablation of cardiac arrhythmias; pacemaker & defibrillator implantation; laser lead extraction and lead management; ventricular tachycardia; radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation of atrial fibrillation
 

Publications

  • Beaser AD, Chua KC, Upadhyay GA, Tung R. Entrainment of ventricular tachycardia: Is the pacing site in or out? Heart Rhythm 2016 Dec;13(12):2399-2400
  • Moss JD, Flatley EE, Beaser AD, Shin JH, Nayak HM, Upadhyay GA, Burke MC, Jeevanandam V, Uriel N, Tung R. Characterization of ventricular tachycardia after left ventricular assist device implantation as destination therapy: A single-center ablation experience. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. In press.
  • Beaser AD, Chua KCM, Broman MT, Tung R. Electroanatomic Characterization of a “No Access” Hypoplastic Left Ventricle. JACC EP. In Press.
  • Ding C, Gepstein L, Nguyen DT, Wilson E, Hulley G, Beaser A, Lee RJ, Olgin J. High-resolution optical mapping ventricular tachycardia in rats with chronic myocardial infarction. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010 Jun 1;33(6):687-95.
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Training

  • MD, 2009, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Medicine
  • Residency, 2012, Tufts Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Chief Resident, 2013, Tufts Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2013, University of Chicago, Cardiology
  • Fellowship, 2017, University of Chicago, Cardiac Electrophysiology