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Kevin Makati, MD

Tampa Cardiac Specialists/St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lutz, FL

Kevin J. Makati, MD, received a bachelor of science degree from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where he graduated with the distinguished Scholar of the College award, and a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.

Dr. Makati completed his internal medicine residency at Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, in St. Louis, Missouri, nationally ranked in the U.S. News Honor Roll. He completed his fellowship training in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology and pacing at Tufts University Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, where he trained along side former Heart Rhythm Society president, Mark Estes, MD.

Dr. Makati is board certified in five separate certifications including cardiovascular diseases, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. Dr. Makati has also completed additional training and published research in Bordeaux, France, with Dr. Michel Haïssaguerre, who pioneered atrial fibrillation ablation.

Dr. Makati has published numerous book chapters and publications on atrial fibrillation as well as topics including defibrillators and advanced ablation.

He recently was bestowed the prestigious Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) designation which serves to identify physicians who have specialized training in the field of electrophysiology.

He is currently an assistant professor at the University of South Florida, Department of Cardiology.