Suraj Kapa, M.D., is a consultant in the Division of Heart Rhythm Services, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Kapa serves as director of the Virtual Reality innovations group. He is also the medical director for marketing and communications in Cardiovascular Medicine as well as CV divisional conferences. He joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in 2013 and holds the academic rank of assistant professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.
Dr. Kapa earned his B.A. at Drew University in Madison, N.J., and his M.D. at New Jersey Medical School in Newark, N.J. He completed an internal medicine residency and internship at Mayo Clinic. He continued his training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease and a fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology.
Dr. Kapa’s research focuses on translational innovation as well as elucidating basic mechanisms underlying electrophysiological diseases. These efforts include the development of new technologies or techniques for autonomic modulation, mapping of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, and creation of novel devices that can be used for cardiac monitoring and prevention and treatment of electrophysiological disease. He also engages in clinical research to evaluate quality metrics and optimal approaches to currently available methods of electrophysiological treatments, including cardiac device implantation (defibrillators, pacemakers, resynchronization devices) and ablation. His research is funded by the National Institute on Aging; Biosense Webster, Inc.; and Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, among others. In addition to his clinical and research activities, Dr. Kapa serves as a mentor to medical students, internal medicine residents, cardiology fellows, and electrophysiology fellows.