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Originally from South Africa, Dr. Bhavanesh Makanjee is one of only three electrophysiologists (EPs) in the Central East Local Health Integration Network. He completed his undergraduate degree and clinical training at the University of Natal’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine in South Africa. He was a senior cardiology resident at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, home of the world’s first cardiac transplant. He has also worked as an internist at several hospitals in the United Kingdom.

He has post-graduate degrees in internal medicine and cardiology from schools in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada. He recently obtained his CEPS, a certification examination for competency in cardiac electrophysiology, awarded by the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners. Most recently, Dr. Makanjee completed his clinical and research cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at University Hospital, part of the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario.

Dr. Makanjee has a specific interest in device implantation, including defibrillators and biventricular devices, as well as ablation of arrhythmias both simple and complex.

“I’m committed to my patients, and passionate about the arrhythmia services offered in the cardiac program,” he says. “There are very exciting times ahead for electrophysiology.”

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