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Pediatric Cardiologist, Electrophysiology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

"Specializing in an interventional field, my priorities are in safety and understanding the wishes of my patient and their families."

About Me


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.

Clinical Interests

Diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias in children and those with congenital heart disease; catheter ablation for arrhythmias such as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW), ventricular pre-excitation, Atrio-ventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT), atrial tachycardia, atrial flutter; pacemaker and ICD Implantation for conditions such as heart block; evaluation and management of children with cardiac channelopathies such as congenital long QT syndrome

Research Interests

Pediatric and adult congenital heart disease arrhythmias/pacing

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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My Education

MBBS: Sri Ramachandra University, India, 2007.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Fellowship Subspecialty Training: Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology/Pacing, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

My Publications

Selected Publication

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.

Characteristics and Outcomes of Pediatric Patients Who Undergo Placement of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: Insights From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Baskar, S; Bao, H; Minges, KE; Spar, DS; Czosek, RJ. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 2018; 11.

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.

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.

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.

Exercise Testing in the Management of Arrhythmias. Dionne, A; O'Leary, ET; Baskar, S; Bezzerides, VJ; Alexander, ME. In: Rhodes J; Alexander ME; Opotowsky AR, Ed. Exercise Physiology for the Pediatric and Congenital Cardiologist. Cham, Switzerland: Springer; 2019.

Rare Cause for a Continuous Murmur: Large Left Coronary Artery to Coronary Sinus Fistula. Baskar, S; Hirsch, R; Powell, AW; Tinker, D; Kimball, TR. World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 2018; 9:705-707.

Cardiac morphology for the millennial cardiology fellow: Nomenclature and advances in morphologic imaging. Baskar, S; Gray, SB; Del Grippo, EL; Osakwe, O; Powell, AW; Tretter, JT. Congenital Heart Disease. 2018; 13:808-810.