Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, PhD
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Dr. Nakagawa is an internationally recognized physician, teacher and researcher who holds a patent for a radiofrequency ablation electrode. He has research grants from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health in addition to numerous industrial sponsors for developing innovations in technology. He was awarded the Medtronic Japan Fellowship Award for Young Japanese Investigators and the NASPE (North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology) Young Investigator Award. He is an active participant in the American Heart Association Circulation and Clinical Cardiology Sections as well as the Heart Rhythm Society. In 2007 he received the Provost's Research Award, Senior Faculty at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Nakagawa earned his medical degree at the Hiroshima University School of Medicine in Hiroshima, Japan. He completed a cardiology residency at the National Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan; an internal medicine residency at the Hiroshima University School of Medicine in Hiroshima, Japan; an electrophysiology research fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City; and a Doctorate in Cardiac Physiology at the Hiroshima University School of Medicine. His research interests include atrial fibrillation, prevention of post-infarction sudden death, and determinants of catheter ablation failure.