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Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Pavri, Behzad

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Behzad B. Pavri, MD, FACC

Contact Dr. Pavri

925 Chestnut Street
Mezzanine Level
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-1167
(215) 503-3976 fax

Medical School

University of Bombay - Seth G.S. Medical College, India - 1984


Harlem Hospital/Columbia University, New York, NY


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards & Achievements

Merck Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award, 1995
Nominated for Robert Dunning Dripps Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, 1996
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Outstanding Teacher Award, 1998
Donna K. McCurdy Housestaff Teaching Award (voted by Department of Medicine House Staff), 1999
Nominated for Leonard Berwick Teaching Award, 2000
Thomas Jefferson University, Cardiovascular Division Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, 2002
Nominated for ACGME Parker J Palmer Courage to Teach Award Finalist, 2003
Outstanding EP Teacher Award, 2008
Dean's Award for Excellence in Education at Jefferson Medical College, 2010

Expertise & Research Interests

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Pacing and Defibrillation


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Carotid Sinus Syndrome
  2. Analysis of Different Device-Based Intrathoracic Impedance Vectors for Detection of Heart Failure Events (from the Detect Fluid Early from Intrathoracic Impedance Monitoring Study)
  3. Superiority of automatic remote monitoring compared with in-person evaluation for scheduled ICD follow-up in the TRUST trial - Testing execution of the recommendations
  4. Tools for risk stratification of sudden cardiac death: A review of the literature in different patient populations
  5. Analysis of different device-based intrathoracic impedance vectors for detection of heart failure events (from the detect fluid early from intrathoracic impedance monitoring study)
  6. An uncommon response to para-his pacing
  7. Narrowing with prematurity - What is the mechanism?
  8. Dual atrioventricular nodal pathways physiology: A review of relevant anatomy, electrophysiology, and electrocardiographic manifestations
  9. Electrophysiological features differentiating the atypical atrioventricular node-dependent long RP supraventricular tachycardias
  10. Same-day discovery of implantable cardioverter defibrillator dysfunction in the TRUST remote monitoring trial: Influence of contrasting messaging systems
  11. A long RP-interval tachycardia: What is the mechanism?
  12. MK-0448, a specific Kv1.5 inhibitor safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamic electrophysiology in experimental animal models and humans
  13. Reuse of explanted, resterilized implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: A cohort study
  14. Trends in permanent pacemaker implantation in the United States from 1993 to 2009: Increasing complexity of patients and procedures
  15. 16-Year trends in the infection burden for pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators in the United States: 1993 to 2008
  16. Insights into cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator revision/upgrades
  17. Successful use of quinine in the treatment of electrical storm in a child with brugada syndrome
  18. Pacemaker malfunction induced by a pharmaco-metabolic "perfect storm": A brief report
  19. Erratum: Monocular amaurosis fugax as the heralding symptom of vasovagal syncope (Heart Rhythm Journal (2010) 7 (1129 1130))
  20. Monocular amaurosis fugax as the heralding symptom of vasovagal syncope