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Benjamin A. D'Souza, MD

Benjamin A. D'Souza, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. D'Souza is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2014
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2015
  • Internal Medicine, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ablation of Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Ablation of Ischemic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)
  • Biventricular Device Implantation
  • Biventricular Device Optimization
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Catheter Ablation
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
  • Electrophysiology (EP) Testing
  • Epicardial Ablation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE)
  • Pacemaker
  • Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation (PVAI)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Syncope (Fainting)
  • Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Cardiology, National American Heart Association, National American Medical Association, National Heart Rhythm Society, National Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. D'Souza is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Betensky BP, Dong W, D'Souza B, Zado ES, Han Y, Marchlinski FE: Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and electroanatomic voltage discordance in non-ischemic left ventricle ventricular tachycardia and premature ventricular depolarizations. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 49 (1): 11-19,2017.

D'Souza BA., Fuller S., Gleason LP., Hornsby N., Wald J., Krok K., Shaked A., Goldberg LR., Pochettino A., Olthoff KM., Kim YY: Single-center outcomes of combined heart and liver transplantation in the failing Fontan. Clin Transplant 31 (3): e12892,2017.

Maeda S, Chik WW, Liang JJ, Kelesidis I, Arroyo RC, D'Souza BA, Sadek MM, Muser D, Squara F, Venugopal D, Santangeli P, Frankel D., Zado ES, Marchlinski FE, Callans DJ: Recovery of renal dysfunction after catheter ablation of outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias in patients with ventricular premature depolarization-mediated cardiomyopathy. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 48 (1): 43-50,2017.

D’Souza, BA., Epstein, AE., Garcia, FC., Kim, YY., Agarwal, SC., Belott, PH., Burke, MC., Leon, AR., Morgan, JM., Patton, KK., Shah, M: Outcomes in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease Receiving the Subcutaneous Implantable-Cardioverter Defibrillator: Results From a Pooled Analysis From the IDE Study and EFFORTLESS S-ICD Registry. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology 2 (5): 615-622,2016.

D'Souza B, Kim Y, Burke M, Morgan J, Leon A, Patton K, Agarwal S, Garcia F, Belott P, Shah M: Prevalence of Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) related complications in patients with Congenital Heart Disease: Results from a Pooled Analysis from the IDE Study and EFFORTLESS – Registry. EUROPACE-Cardiostim : 2015.

D’Souza B, Fuller S, Hornsby N, Wald J, Krok K, Shaked A, Pochettino A, Goldberg L, Kim Y: Single center outcomes of combined heart and liver transplantation in the failing Fontan. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. : 2015.

D'Souza B, Kim, Y, Burke M, Morgan J, Leon A, Patton K, Agarwal S, Garcia F, Belott P, Shah M: Outcomes in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease receiving the Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD): Results from a Pooled Analysis from the IDE Study and EFFORTLESS – Registry. Heart Rhythm Society : 2015.

Patel PJ, D'Souza BA, Saha P, Chik WW, Riley MP, Garcia FC: Electroanatomic mapping of the intercaval bundle in atrial fibrillation. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology 7 (Issue 4): 1262-1267,2014.

D’Souza, B., Betensky, B., Zado, E., Chik, W., Frankel, D., Marchlinski, F: Septal Involvement in Non-Ischemic Left Ventricular Cardiomyopathy and Ventricular Tachycardia: Incidence and Isolated Septal Involvement. Heart Rhythm Society : 2014.

St John Sutton M, Ky B, Regner SR, Schadt K, Plappert T, He J, D'Souza B, Lynch DR: Longitudinal Strain in Friedreich Ataxia: A Potential Marker for Early Left Ventricular Dysfunction. Echocardiography 31 (1): 50-57,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Hospital and Vascular Pavilion
51 N. 39th Street, 4th floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)