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Associate Professor

Director, Atrial Fibrillation Program

University of Washington Medical Center 

1959 NE Pacific Street
Campus Box 356422 
Seattle, WA 98195-6422






  • MS, Clinical Investigation, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2011

  • MD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2001

  • BS, Mathematics, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1997



  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2009
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2008
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2005 



  • Atrial Fibrillation

  • Arrhythmia and Electrophysiologic Diagnosis and Therapy

  • Cardiovascular Disease



  • American College of Cardiology Teaching Skills Workshop for Emerging Faculty, 2014
  • Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators Forum-Finalist, 2012
  • Heart Rhythm Society Young Investigator Competition Finalist, Honorable Mention, 2012
  • Research Scholar, Translational Comparative Effectiveness Research, 2011
  • Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators Forum, Third Place Award Winner, 2011
  • Fellow of the Year, University of Utah, Division of Cardiology, 2008
  • Housestaff Teaching Award Nominee, University of Utah, Internal Medicine Department, 2007
  • Graduating Resident of the Year Nominee, Indiana University, 2005
  • Resident Research Award, Indiana University, Department of Medicine - First Prize Winner, 2004



Wall TS, Wasmund SL, Freedman RA, Akoum N, Page RL, Hamdan MH (2015). “Vasovagal” Response during ventricular fibrillation: Incidence and implications. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Jan 16. doi:10.1111/pace.12562
Navaravong L, Akoum N (2014). An unusual response to para-Hisian pacing: What is the mechanism? Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2014 Nov 18. doi: 10.1111/jce.12582.
Navaravong L, Barakat M, Burgon N, Mahnkopf C, Koopmann M, Ranjan R, Kholmovski E, Marrouche N, Akoum N (2015). Improvement in Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Undergoing Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2015 Jan;26(1):21-7.
Akoum N, Marrouche N. (2014) Assessment and impact of cardiac fibrosis on atrial fibrillation Curr Cardiol Rep 2014 Aug;16(8):518.
Marrouche N, Wilber D, Hindricks G, Jais P, Akoum N, Marchlinski F, Kholmovski E, Burgon N, Hu N, Mont L, Deneke T, Duytschaever M, Neumann T, Mansour M, Mahnkopf C, Herweg B, Daoud E, Wissner E, Bansmann P, Brachmann J. (2014). Association of atrial tissue fibrosis identified by delayed enhancement MRI and atrial fibrillation catheter ablation-The DECAAF Study. JAMA 2014 Feb 5;311(5): 498-506