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Mohammed Yousuf Kanjwal, M.D.


Mohammed Yousuf Kanjwal, M.D.

Contact Information
Sinai Cardiovascular Faculty
LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
2435 W. Belvedere Ave.
Suite 32
Baltimore, MD 21215

Phone 410-601-77906
Fax 410-601-7749
Calin Maniu, M.D.
Hospital Appointment
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Sinai Cardiovascular Faculty

Education & Training
Doctor of Medicine, Government Medical College of the University of Kashmir, India (1978)(1995)
Internal medicine intern, Government Medical College Associated Hospitals, Kashmir, India (1979)
Internal medicine resident, Government Medical College Associated Hospitals, Kashmir, India (1980)
Registrar, Government Medical College Associated Hospitals, Kashmir, India (1981)
Postgraduate degree in internal medicine (M.D.), Government Medical College Associated Hospitals, Kashmir, India (1983)
Senior resident in internal medicine and cardiology, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (Srinagar), Kashmir, India (1984-1986)
Internal medicine resident, State University of New York at Buffalo, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, NY (1994-1996)
Cardiac electrophysiology fellow, Tufts University School of Medicine, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (1996-1997)
General cardiology fellow, State University of New York at Buffalo (1997-2000)
Board certification, internal medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1996)
Board certification, cardiovascular disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2000, 2011)
Board certification, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2003, 2013)

Selected Publications

  1. Luni FK, Riaz H, Khan AR, Riaz T, Husnain M, Riaz IB, Khan MS, Taleb M, Kanjwal Y, Cooper CJ, Khuder SA. Clinical outcomes associated with per-operative discontinuation of aspirin in patients with coronary artery disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 Sep 24. doi: 10.1002/ccd.26807. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27663179.
  2. Ali S, Ugwu J, Kanjwal Y. A Stunning Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus. Cardiology. 2016;134(4):394-7. doi: 10.1159/000444166. PubMed PMID: 27111448.
  3. Luni FK, Moza A, Sheikh M, Coker MF, Chaganti SK, Lewis TJ, Kanjwal Y. Nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with left ventricular aneurysm: the role of cardiac magnetic resonance. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013;40(4):465-7. PubMed PMID: 24082381; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3783143.
  4. Moza A, Sheikh M, Rock-Willoughby J, Cooper C, Kanjwal Y. Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting with cardiac tamponade. Heart Lung. 2012 Nov-Dec;41(6):e15-7. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2012.05.006. PubMed PMID: 22770997.
  5. Sheikh M, Bruhl SR, Omer S, Schwaan T, Grubb B, Cooper C, Kanjwal Y. Transmyocardial voyage of a temporary epicardial lead: an unusual long-term complication. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Jul;35(7):e185-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03112.x. PubMed PMID: 21535035.
  6. Grubb BP, Welch M, Kanjwal K, Karabin B, Kanjwal Y. An anatomic-based approach for the placement of implantable loop recorders. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010 Sep;33(9):1149-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02747.x. PubMed PMID: 20353412.
  7. John JM, Hussein A, Imran N, Durham SJ, Grubb BP, Kanjwal Y. Underutilization of implantable cardioverter defibrillators post coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with systolic dysfunction. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2010 Jun 1;33(6):727-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02700.x. PubMed PMID: 20180917.
  8. Irani F, Kasmani R, Kanjwal Y. Hyperkalemia and cocaine induced dynamic Brugada-type electrocardiogram. Eur J Emerg Med. 2010 Apr;17(2):113-5. doi: 10.1097/MEJ.0b013e32832e46d1. PubMed PMID: 19641464.
  9. Chutani S, Imran N, Grubb B, Kanjwal Y. Propafenone-induced Brugada-like ECG changes mistaken as acute myocardial infarction. Emerg Med J. 2008 Feb;25(2):117-8. doi: 10.1136/emj.2007.052829. PubMed PMID: 18212157.
  10. Khawaja O, Petrone AB, Kanjwal Y, Gaziano JM, Djoussé L. Chocolate Consumption and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation (from the Physicians' Health Study). Am J Cardiol. 2015 Aug 15;116(4):563-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.05.009. PubMed PMID: 26076989; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4522217.

Dr. Mohammed Yousef Kanjwal is the medical director of cardiac electrophysiology at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Prior to joining LifeBridge Health, Dr. Kanjwal was director of the clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular fellowship programs at Mercy Health–St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. He also was professor of medicine and director of cardiac electrophysiology labs and the electrophysiology fellowship program at the University of Toledo Medical Center, where he was a faculty member for 12 years.

Dr. Kanjwal graduated second in a class of 150 students from Government Medical College, an affiliate of the University of Kashmir. He also completed his postgraduate studies in internal medicine at Government Medical College and did a fellowship in cardiology at the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in India.

Following his fellowship at PGIMER, Dr. Kanjwal moved to the United States for a residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital through the internal medicine training program at the University at Buffalo, where he also completed a fellowship in cardiology. He did a fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, an affiliate of Tuft’s University School of Medicine in Boston, Mass.

Dr. Kanjwal has authored or co-authored nearly 70 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. His areas of interest include complex ablations and procedures like the laser lead extraction and Watchman implant.