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As many of you know I have decided to leave Saint Mary’s Cardiology group effective December 31, 2022.  I am pleased to announce that I will be starting a new private cardiology/electrophysiology practice in January 2023. To schedule an appointment with me, please create a patient account here and request an appointment from your account or call us at 775.384.1134.

For current patients who wish to stay with me, it would be my honor to continue with your care.   For those existing patients that want to establish with a new provider please let me know how I can best facilitate that transition.  

For those patients who are looking to newly establish with me,  I am board certified in both Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology and have practiced these specialties in northern Nevada for the past 24 years.  I have expertise in pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, lead management and device follow up. I also specialize in catheter ablation of various cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation.  


Dr. Challapalli

Dr. Ram M. Challapalli, MD, FACC


I first started seeing Dr. Ram Challapalli after discovering I had atrial fibrillation and some mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation. After several visits to an ER to be cardioverted within a month, I scheduled a heart catheter ablation surgery with Dr. Challapalli. This was the best decision ever! I’m so thankful and blessed to have a steady heart rate with normal sinus rhythm since this surgery. Dr. Challapalli’s comprehensive electrophysiologist background and overall outstanding compassionate experienced care throughout all my visits has truly enhanced the quality of my life. I would not trust care of my heart with anyone else.
Michael R., 61-year-old patient