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Saumil R. Shah, MD, FHRS

Dr. Shah is specialty trained in comprehensive cardiac electrophysiology and a local leader in atrial fibrillation ablation.  He is the only physician in central Virginia routinely performing complex ablations without routine use of fluoroscopy and without exposing the patients and staff to harmful x-rays.  He has published on his techniques developed in Richmond and trains physicians and staff from across the country.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion with Watchman Device
  • Pacemaker and ICD Implantation and Management
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Leadless Pacemaker Insertion
  • SVT Ablation
  • Laser Lead Extraction
  • Comprehensive Electrophysiology Study
  • Loop Recorder Insertion


  • Richmond Top Doctors 2016, 2018, 2019
  • 15 Richmond Healthcare Leaders 40 & Under – Ourhealth Magazine
  • Healthgrades HonorRoll

In The News:


  • Undergraduate:  Bachelor of Arts, Boston University-College of Arts and Sciences, Boston, MA
  • Medical School:  Medical Doctor, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Residency:  Resident in Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Cardiology Fellowship:  Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA
  • Clinic Associate in Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Electrophysiology Fellowship:  Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA

Board Certifications:

  • ABIM – Cardiovascular Medicine
  • ABIM – Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology