Vikas Kuriachan

Interim Zone Clinical Department Head

Clinical Associate Professor

Cardiac Sciences


Atrial Fibrillation Clinic


Arrhythmia Clinic

Cardiac Electrophysiologist

CIED Clinic

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Dr. Vikas Kuriachan joined the Cardiology / Cardiac Electrophysiology group at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute, University of Calgary, and Alberta Health Services in July 2010 after completing a year of complex ablation and extraction training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School.   He is currently the Interim Calgary Zone Clinical Department Head for Cardiac Sciences.  His Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology training were in Calgary and Internal Medicine at University of British Columbia. His clinical and research interests include complex ablation, integrative arrhythmia care, and new electrophysiology technologies, along with physician wellness and burnout.  He was Calgary Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 in 2013.   He has played key roles in bringing epicardial ablation, percutaneous left atrial occlusion, leadless devices, and stereotactic arrhythmia radioablation to Calgary. 


Review of Stereotactic Arrhythmia Radioablation Therapy for Cardiac Tachydysrhythmias.

Chiu MH, Mitchell LB, Ploquin N, Faruqi S, Kuriachan VP. CJC Open. 2020 Nov 13;3(3):236-247.


Leadless cardiac pacemakers: present and the future.

Chew DS, Kuriachan V. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2018 Jan;33(1):7-13.


Lack of Equity in the Cardiology Physician Workforce: A Narrative Review and Analysis of the Literature.

Keir M, McFadden C, Ruzycki S, Weeks S, Slawnych M, Scott McClure R, Kuriachan V, Fedak P, Morillo C. CJC Open. 2021 Sep 28;3(12 Suppl):S180-S186.


Sudden cardiac death.

Kuriachan VP, Sumner GL, Mitchell LB. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2015 Apr;40(4):133-200.


Feasibility of extravascular pacing with a novel substernal electrode configuration: The Substernal Pacing Acute Clinical Evaluation study.

Sholevar DP, Tung S, Kuriachan V, Leong-Sit P, Roukoz H, Engel G, Kutalek SP, Akula D, Thompson AE, Christie MGT, Ostanniy M, Molin F; SPACE Study Investigators. Heart Rhythm. 2018 Apr;15(4):536-542.


Valued Components of a Consultant Letter from Referring Physicians' Perspective: a Systematic Literature Synthesis.

Rash AH, Sheldon R, Donald M, Eronmwon C, Kuriachan VP. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jun;33(6):948-954.


Initial human feasibility of infusion needle catheter ablation for refractory ventricular tachycardia.

Sapp JL, Beeckler C, Pike R, Parkash R, Gray CJ, Zeppenfeld K, Kuriachan V, Stevenson WG. Circulation. 2013 Nov 19;128(21):2289-95.