Nassir Marrouche, MD

Nassir Marrouche, MDDr. Marrouche has dedicated his career to developing innovative research and clinical practices to advance patient care, diagnosis, and treatment of heart arrhythmias. In 2009, at the University of Utah, he created the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center (CARMA) bringing together a cross-departmental team of physicians, scientists, researchers, MRI and imaging specialists dedicated to working collaboratively to answer the questions: What if we treated patients proactively instead of reactively? Moreover, what if we could predict and prevent a stroke in a patient before it happens? Under the guidance of Dr. Marrouche, the CARMA Center developed the Utah Classification System enabling electrophysiologists and cardiologists to deliver individualized care to arrhythmia patients. In addition to presenting his work across the globe, he is the director of the Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium.

Dr. Marrouche received his medical degree from the Medical School at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Dr. Marrouche completed training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Klinikum Coburg, the teaching hospital of the University of Wurzburg in Germany. This was followed by a fellowship in Electrophysiology at the University of California, San Francisco. The Cleveland Foundation then offered a two-year fellowship in the Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. After spending an additional three years at Cleveland Clinic as Associate Staff, he served as the Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Program at Klinikum Coburg for two years. Thereafter, he accepted a faculty position at the University of Utah serving as the Director of the EP Laboratories, Atrial Fibrillation Program, and later the Executive Director of the CARMA program.

Dr. Marrouche’s research interests include the pathophysiology and new imaging modalities for treatment of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.