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Rajat Deo, MD

Rajat Deo, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Dr. Deo is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2007
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Dizziness
  • Electrophysiology (EP) Testing
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Idiopathic Tachycardia Ablation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Inherited Arrhythmic Diseases
  • Ischemic Tachycardia Ablation
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (LGBT)
  • Pacemaker
  • Risk Stratification
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Michigan
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center and Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American College of Cardiology, National American Heart Association, National Heart Rhythm Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Deo is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Mathew JS, Leary PJ, Bansal N, Deo R, Lima JA, Siscovick DS, Kestenbaum B, Kawut SM, de Boer IH: Mineral Metabolism and the Right Ventricle: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Am J Kidney Dis 65 (3): 521-3,2015.

Deo Rajat, Katz Ronit, de Boer Ian H, Sotoodehnia Nona, Kestenbaum Bryan, Mukamal Kenneth J, Chonchol Michel, Sarnak Mark J, Siscovick David, Shlipak Michael G, Ix Joachim H: Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and Sudden Versus Non-sudden Cardiac Death: The Cardiovascular Health Study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases: The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation : In Press,2015.

Patel PJ, Borovskiy Y, Marchlinski RE, Deo R: Optimal Measurement of the QT Interval in Patients with Tachycardia Mid-Atlantic Capital Cardiology Symposium, Washington, DC : 2014.

Deo R, Lopez FL, Katz R, Sotoodehnia N, Adubay S, DeFilippi CR, Kerstenbaum B, Chen LY, Heckbert SR, Folsom AR, Kronmal RA, Konety S, Patton KK, Siscovick D, Shlipak MG, Alonso A: A Prediction Model for Sudden Cardiac Death in the General Population: Analyses from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study and the Cardiovascular Health Study American Heart Assocation Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL : 2014.

Patel PJ, Borovskiy Y, Killian A, Marchlinsky FE, Deo R: Incident Atrial Fibrillation is Similar in Blacks and Whites with Congestive Heart Failure American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL : 2014.

Mathew Jehu S, Sachs Michael C, Katz Ronit, Patton Kristen K, Heckbert Susan R, Hoofnagle Andrew N, Alonso Alvaro, Chonchol Michel, Deo Rajat, Ix Joachim H, Siscovick David S, Kestenbaum Bryan, de Boer Ian H: Fibroblast growth factor-23 and incident atrial fibrillation: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS). Circulation 130 (4): 298-307,2014.

Deo Rajat, Yang Wei, Khan Abigail M, Bansal Nisha, Zhang Xiaoming, Leonard Mary B, Keane Martin G, Soliman Elsayed Z, Steigerwalt Susan, Townsend Raymond R, Shlipak Michael G, Feldman Harold I: Serum aldosterone and death, end-stage renal disease, and cardiovascular events in blacks and whites: findings from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Hypertension 64 (1): 103-10,2014.

Kini Vinay, Soufi Mohamad Khaled, Deo Rajat, Epstein Andrew E, Bala Rupa, Riley Michael, Groeneveld Peter W, Shalaby Alaa, Dixit Sanjay: Appropriateness of primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillators at the time of generator replacement: are indications still met? Journal of the American College of Cardiology 63 (22): 2388-94,2014.

Bansal Nisha, Hyre Anderson Amanda, Yang Wei, Christenson Robert H, deFilippi Christopher R, Deo Rajat, Dries Daniel L, Go Alan S, He Jiang, Kusek John W, Lash James P, Raj Dominic, Rosas Sylvia, Wolf Myles, Zhang Xiaoming, Shlipak Michael G, Feldman Harold I: High-Sensitivity Troponin T and N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) and Risk of Incident Heart Failure in Patients with CKD: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN 26 (4): 946-56,2014.

Aldhoon Bashar, Frankel David S, Hutchinson Mathew D, Callans David J, Epstein Andrew E, Dixit Sanjay, Riley Michael P, Lin David, Garcia Fermin C, Supple Gregory E, Cooper Joshua M, Bala Rupa, Deo Rajat, Zado Erica S, Marchlinski Francis E: Unipolar voltage abnormality is associated with greater left ventricular dysfunction in ischemic cardiomyopathy. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 25 (3): 293-8,2014.

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Academic Contact Info

Cardiovascular Medicine Division
9 Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-5455
Fax: (215) 662-2879
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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