Raja Selvaraj

MD(Ped) DNB(Card) Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Department of Cardiology, JIPMER


Jan 2010present

Professor of Cardiology

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Puducherry, India
  • Chief Electrophysiologist. Perform about 250 ablations and 250 implants per year.
  • Involved in teaching Cardiology trainees
  • Run one of the few fellowship programs in Cardiac Electrophysiology in India
Jan 2003Jan 2005

Senior Resident in Cardiology

Southern Railway Hospital Perambur, Chennai
Mar 1999Dec 2002

Senior House Officer in Cardiology

Southern Railway Hospital Perambur, Chennai


Apr 2005Jun 2009

Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

University of Toronto Toronto, Canada
Jan 2000Jun 2003

Diplomate of National Board (Cardiology)

Southern Railway Hospital Perambur, Chennai
Jan 1996Jan 1999

MD (Pediatrics)

Grant Medical College Mumbai
Jan 1989Jan 1995

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Kilpauk Medical College Chennai

Research Summary


I have 129 publications including articles in peer reviewed journals and books / book chapters. My h-index is 10 as on Dec 2020. Full list of publications is here

Editorial experience

Editor-in-Chief, Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal


Served as reviewer for many national and international journals including Heart Rhythm, Europace, Circulation Arrhythmia and Heart Asia

Selected Publications


Sudden death and its predictors in myocardial infarction survivors in an Indian population

Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal 2021
Raja J. Selvaraj, Sasinthar Rangasamy, Dhivya Priya, Sreekumaran Nair, Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai, Santhosh Satheesh, Jayaraman Balachander

Catheter ablation of scar based ventricular tachycardia - Procedural characteristics and outcomes

Indian Heart Journal 2020
Ashutosh Yadav, Sakthivel Ramasamy, Joseph Theodore, Avinash Anantharaj, Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai, Santhosh Satheesh, Raja Selvaraj

Effects of conscious sedation on tachycardia inducibility and patient comfort during ablation of supraventricular tachycardia. A randomized controlled study

Europace 2019; 21: 142-146
Raja J. Selvaraj, Subash Dukiya, Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai, Santhosh Satheesh, Jayaraman Balachander

Reuse of pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation devices.

Heart Asia 2017;40(5):568-577
Selvaraj RJ, Sakthivel R, Satheesh S, Ananthakrishna Pillai A, Sagnol P, Jouven X, Dodinot B, Balachander J.

Radiofrequency ablation of posteroseptal accessory pathways associated with coronary sinus diverticula

Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology 2016;47(2):253-259.
Selvaraj RJ, Sarin K, Singh VR, Satheesh S, Pillai AA, Kumar M, Balachander J.

Microscopic Systolic Pressure Alternans in Human Cardiomyopathy - Noninvasive Evaluation of a Novel Risk Marker and Correlation with Microvolt T wave Alternans.

Heart Rhythm. 2011 Feb;8(2):236-43
Raja Selvaraj, Adrian Suszko, Anandaraja Subramanian, Susanna Mak, Rodrigo Wainstein, Vijay Chauhan.

Body Surface Projection of Action Potential Duration Alternans: A Combined Clinical Modeling Study with Implications for Improving T Wave Alternans Detection.

Heart Rhythm 2009 Aug;6(8):1211-1219
Raja J. Selvaraj}, Adrian M. Suszko, Anandaraja Subramanian, Dhinesh Sivananthan, Ann Hill, Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar and Vijay S. Chauhan.

Endocardial and epicardial repolarization alternans in human cardiomyopathy: Evidence for spatiotemporal heterogeneity and discordance.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2007;49:338–46
Raja J. Selvaraj}, Peter Picton, Kumaraswamy Nanthakumar, Susanna Mak, and Vijay S. Chauhan.