Rajesh Kabra MD FHRS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Director, Electrophysiology Ablation Services
Methodist University Hospital
Memphis TN

MEMPHIS TN 381632116
Tel: (901) 448-5750


  • None, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship
  • None, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City IA, Cardiology Fellowship
  • None, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City IA, Internal Medicine Residency
  • None, St Francis Hospital, Evanston IL, Internal Medicine Residency
  • MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, Medical School

Clinical Care Specialty/Interest

Evaluation and management of cardiac arrhythmia 

Atrial fibrillation

Ventricular tachycardia



Pacemaker/ICD implantation

Pacemaker/ICD extraction

Electrophysiology study

Catheter ablation

Tilt Table Test


Research Interest/Specialty


  1. Kabra, R, Cram, P, Girotra, S, Vaughan Sarrazin, M. Effect of race on outcomes (stroke and death) in patients >65 years with atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol, 116 (2), 230-5, 2015.
  2. Kimmons, LA, Kabra, R, Davis, M, Segars, BV, Oliphant, CS. Dabigatran Use in the Real World: A Multihospital System Experience. J Pharm Pract, 27 (4), 384-388, 2013.
  3. Oliphant, CS, Jacobs, A, Kabra, R, Das, P. Novel oral anticoagulants for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolism. Future Cardiol, 9 (6), 849-61, 2013.
  4. Shaheen, MH, Das, P, Koshy, SK, Jha, SK, Kabra, R. An anticoagulation option for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. J Fam Pract, 61 (6), E1-6, 2012.
  5. Kabra, R, Singh, JP. Catheter ablation targeting complex fractionated atrial electrograms for the control of atrial fibrillation. Curr Opin Cardiol, 27 (1), 49-54, 2012.
  6. Beinart, R, Kabra, R, Heist, KE, Blendea, D, Barrett, CD, Danik, SB, Collins, R, Ruskin, JN, Mansour, M. Respiratory compensation improves the accuracy of electroanatomic mapping of the left atrium and pulmonary veins during atrial fibrillation ablation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol, 32 (2), 105-10, 2011.
  7. Koruth, JS, Heist, EK, Danik, S, Barrett, CD, Kabra, R, Blendea, D, Ruskin, J, Mansour, M. Accuracy of left atrial anatomical maps acquired with a multielectrode catheter during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. J Interv Card Electrophysiol, 32 (1), 45-51, 2011.
  8. Kabra, R, Heist, EK, Barrett, CD, Donaldson, D, Blendea, D, Beinart, R, Koruth, J, Singh, S, Ruskin, J, Mansour, M. Incidence and electrophysiologic properties of dissociated pulmonary vein activity following pulmonary vein isolation during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 21 (12), 1338-43, 2010.
  9. Zhou, R, Kabra, R, Olson, DR, Piper, RC, Snyder, PM. Hrs controls sorting of the epithelial Na+ channel between endosomal degradation and recycling pathways. J Biol Chem, 285 (40), 30523-30, 2010.
  10. Kabra, R, Singh, J. Recent trends in imaging for atrial fibrillation ablation. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J, 10 (5), 215-27, 2010.
  11. Kabra, R, Gopinathannair, R, Sandesara, C, Messinger, C, Olshansky, B. The dual role of implantable loop recorder in patients with potentially arrhythmic symptoms: a retrospective single-center study. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol, 32 (7), 908-12, 2009.
  12. Kabra, R, Knight, KK, Zhou, R, Snyder, PM. Nedd4-2 induces endocytosis and degradation of proteolytically cleaved epithelial Na+ channels. J Biol Chem, 283 (10), 6033-9, 2008.
  13. Kabra, R, Welke, KF, Kernstine, KH, Field, FJ, Thompson, BH, Vats, HS, Weintraub, NL. Bacterial pericarditis due to group F streptococci as a complication of esophagomediastinal fistula. Ann Thorac Surg, 79 (6), 2132-4, 2005.
  14. Snyder, PM, Olson, DR, Kabra, R, Zhou, R, Steines, JC. cAMP and serum and glucocorticoid-inducible kinase (SGK) regulate the epithelial Na(+) channel through convergent phosphorylation of Nedd4-2. J Biol Chem, 279 (44), 45753-8, 2004.