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Shankar Baskar, MD, FHRS, CEPS-P

  • Pediatric Cardiologist, Electrophysiology
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Specializing in an interventional field, my priorities are in safety and understanding the wishes of my patient and their families.



I am a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders (electrophysiology) in children and those with congenital heart disease. My specialization includes catheter ablation for arrhythmias (electrophysiology study), and implantation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs).

In my field of interest, I also evaluate and manage children with cardiac channelopathies, such as congenital long-QT syndrome. My research involves all aspects of pediatric heart rhythm problems.

During my residency and fellowship training, my mentors inspired me to specialize in pediatric cardiology. I use a family-centered approach, which is important when dealing with heart rhythm problems that can often be difficult to understand. Specializing in an interventional field, my priorities are in safety and understanding the wishes of my patient and their families.

When I’m not practicing medicine, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two daughters.

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Ventricular force-frequency relationships during biventricular or multisite pacing in congenital heart disease. Baskar, S; Redington, AN; Khoury, PR; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS; Czosek, RJ. Congenital Heart Disease. 2019; 14:201-206.


Characteristics of hospital admissions associated with implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement among adults with congenital heart disease. Baskar, S; Veldtman, GR; Khoury, PR; Opotowsky, AR; Cedars, AM. International Journal of Cardiology. 2018; 269:97-103.


First-Line Antiarrhythmic Transplacental Treatment for Fetal Tachyarrhythmia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Alsaied, T; Baskar, S; Fares, M; Alahdab, F; Czosek, RJ; Murad, MH; Prokop, LJ; Divanovic, AA. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2017; 6.

Timing of Permanent Pacemaker Placement for Complete Post-operative Heart Block: Is It Worth the Wait?. Czosek, RJ; Baskar, S. Current treatment options in pediatrics. 2022; 8:38-48.

EKG Abnormalities in a Youth Athlete Following COVID-19: It's Not Always Myocarditis!. Powell, AW; Urbina, EM; Orr, WB; Hansen, JE; Baskar, S. Pediatric Cardiology. 2022.

Predictors and outcomes of heart block during surgical stage I palliation of patients with a single ventricle: A report from the NPC-QIC. Czosek, RJ; Anderson, JB; Baskar, S; Khoury, PR; Jayaram, N; Spar, DS. Heart Rhythm. 2021; 18:1876-1883.

Outcomes of Implantable Loop Monitoring in Patients <21 years="" of="">. Czosek, RJ; Zang, H; Baskar, S; Anderson, JB; Knilans, TK; Ollberding, NJ; Spar, DS. American Journal of Cardiology. 2021; 158:53-58.

Evaluation and Management of Common Neonatal Arrhythmias. Baskar, S; Czosek, RJ. NeoReviews. 2020; 21:e605-e615.

A Standardized Cardiac Protocol for Pediatric Drug Ingestion Hospital Admissions. Del Grippo, EL; Baskar, S; Gray, S; Osakwe, O; Powell, AW; Anderson, J; Spar, D; Madsen, N. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2019; 4.

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