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Gaurav A Upadhyay

Associate Professor

Center for Arrhythmia Care, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US


Personal History

Dr. Gaurav A. Upadhyay is a cardiologist based in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with University of Chicago Medical Center.


Academic History

Dr. Upadhyay graduated from Harvard University in 2000 with a BA in Biology/Neurobiology. He went on to earn his MD from the University of Chicago in 2006 and then complete a residency in internal medicine and two fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital between the years of 2006 and 2014.


Career Overview

Since 2014, Dr. Upadhyay has been working as an Associate Professor in the Pritzker School of Medicine for the University of Chicago. An expert in cardiac rhythm devices, he cares for patients with arrhythmia, syncope and heart failure. He focuses on innovative electrical therapies in heart disease, including cardiac resynchronization therapy, conduction system pacing, catheter ablation and machine-based learning to improve heart failure (HF) management. Dr. Upadhyay has said that his goal is to implement pioneering technologies to treat symptoms of heart failure and improve overall health.1


Dr. Upadhyay is also an active clinical investigator and is regularly invited to speak at universities around the world.  He has co-authored and presented a total of more than 70 original publications, oral presentations, book chapters and abstracts. He has also worked as the co-investigator on single-center and multicenter CRT trials utilizing advanced cardiac therapeutics such as multisite LV lead pacing, autonomic modulation,and utilizing device-based diagnostics and sensors to reduce HF hospitalization. The Heart Rhythm Society recognized him with the 2011 Max Schaldach Research Fellowship in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology which he utilized to pursue advanced training in clinical trials, completing the Harvard School of Public Health’s Program in Clinical Effectiveness.2


Career Timeline

  • 1996 - 2000: BA, Biology/Neurobiology, Harvard University
  • 2000 - 2002: Analyst, McKinsey and Company
  • 2006: MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • 2009: Residency, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2009: Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • 2012: Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2014: Fellowship, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2014 - Present: Associate Professor, UChicago Medicine, Center for Arrhythmia Care



  • 2008 - 2015: MA State Medical License
  • 2011: Max Schaldach Research Fellowship in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, The Heart Rhythm Society
  • 2014 - 2023: IL State Medical License
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology


Areas of Speciality

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Electrical System Procedures
  • Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine



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