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Gaurav A. Upadhyay, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director, Heart Station

An expert in cardiac rhythm devices, Gaurav A. Upadhyay, MD, cares for patients with arrhythmia, fainting (syncope) and heart failure. Dr. Upadhyay focuses on innovative electrical therapies in heart disease, including cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), MRI-compatible pacemakers, subcutaneous defibrillators and catheter ablation.

Dr. Upadhyay strives to improve the quality of life for his patients. His goal is to implement pioneering technologies to treat symptoms of heart failure and manage arrhythmia in the outpatient setting in order to prevent hospitalization and improve overall health.

Paralleling his focus on patient care, Dr. Upadhyay is an active clinical investigator. An invited national and international speaker, he has co-authored and delivered over 70 oral presentations, manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts. He is also deeply committed to teaching, and seeks out opportunities to collaborate and engage trainees in teaching at the bedside as well as in transforming models of care.

Practice Location(s)

University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification(s)

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Residency and Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston


American College of Cardiology
Heart Rhythm Society

Language(s) Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-5988

Office Fax

(773) 702-4666

Office Postal Address

Gaurav A. Upadhyay, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
DCAM 5732, MC 9024
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Advanced electrical therapies for heart failure and atrial fibrillation
  • Optimizing response after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
  • Device-based sensors and diagnostics to reduce hospitalization
  • Radiofrequency ablation for complex arrhythmia
  • ECG analysis and ambulatory monitoring

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Upadhyay's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.