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New faculty spotlight: Niyada Naksuk, MD

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Niyada Naksuk, MD

Niyada Naksuk, MD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Niyada Naksuk
  • Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Research/professional interests:

  • Atrial arrhythmias
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Pacemaker implant
  • Defibrillator implant

How I fell in love with electrophysiology: During my residency training, I was introduced to pacemaker and defibrillator therapy. The way it saves lives fascinated me, and I fell in love with the field of electrophysiology. After that, I was working with many excellent electrophysiologists. Observing how they interacted with patients and provided effective treatment confirmed that electrophysiology is the field for me.

Education:

  • M.D., Mahidol University, Siriraj Hospital, Thailand
  • Residency, internal medicine, University of Minnesota, 2013
  • Cardiovascular fellowship, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, 2016
  • Cardiac electrophysiology fellowship, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, 2018

Memberships:

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Heart Rhythm Society

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I grew up in Thailand. There are only two seasons (summer and raining) there!
  • In my high school and medical school, I used to play basketball and was a captain.
  • My hobbies include traveling (always!) and weightlifting (beginner). I want to be a designer.

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