Gaurav A. Upadhyay, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology (Heart Care) | More

Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Heart Station

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


An expert in cardiac rhythm devices, Gaurav A. Upadhyay, MD, cares for patients with arrhythmia, fainting (syncope) and heart failure. Dr. Upadhyay focuses on innovative electrical therapies in heart disease, including cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), MRI-compatible pacemakers, subcutaneous defibrillators and catheter ablation.

Dr. Upadhyay strives to improve the quality of life for his patients. His goal is to implement pioneering technologies to treat symptoms of heart failure and manage arrhythmia in the outpatient setting in order to prevent hospitalization and improve overall health.

Paralleling his focus on patient care, Dr. Upadhyay is an active clinical investigator. An invited national and international speaker, he has co-authored and delivered over 70 oral presentations, manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts. He is also deeply committed to teaching, and seeks out opportunities to collaborate and engage trainees in teaching at the bedside as well as in transforming models of care.

Areas of Expertise

  • Advanced Electrical Therapies for Heart Failure & Atrial Fibrillation
  • Optimizing Response after Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
  • Device-Based Sensors & Diagnostics to Reduce Hospitalization
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Complex Arrhythmias
  • ECG Analysis & Ambulatory Monitoring

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


  • Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2006

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Languages Spoken

  • Hindi
  • English