Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, PhD

Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
OU College of Medicine

Director
Translational Electrophysiology

Co-Director
Heart Rhythm Institute
Curriculum Vitae

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. 

Education

  • Medical degree earned at the Hiroshima University School of Medicine in Hiroshima, Japan.

  • Cardiology residency completed at the National Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan.

  • Internal Medicine residency completed at the Hiroshima University School of Medicine in Hiroshima, Japan.

  • Electrophysiology Research Fellowship completed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

  • Doctorate in Cardiac Physiology earned at the Hiroshima University School of Medicine in Hiroshima, Japan

Research Interests

  • Atrial Fibrillation

  • Prevention of post-infarction sudden death

  • Determinants of catheter ablation failure

Board Certifications

  • National Board of Medical Examiners in Japan

  • Board of Internal Medicine in Japan

  • Board of Cardiology in Japan