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. 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.
About 10 years ago, I was referred to Dr. Challapalli by my primary physician for the replacement of my first pacemaker. He did a fantastic job. Since then, Dr. Challapalli has performed several procedures for me including a ‘Hybrid Maze’ procedure for my complicated atrial fibrillation. All of them were successful. Dr. Challapalli is an excellent doctor in all respects.
After having seen other electrophysiologists and having had several ablations for atrial fibrillation as well as a complicated maze procedure, I was in need of another time-sensitive ablation. I reached out to Dr. Challapalli, whom I have known for several years, and he quickly scheduled my procedure. Dr. Challapalli was personable, affable, and most importantly, he prioritized my patient care. Since seeing him for my ablation, I have had no further atrial fibrillation.
I experienced my first atrial fibrillation in 2006 and, after undergoing an electrical conversion, I was referred to Dr. Challapalli. He performed two ablations, the last in 2010. The condition is now well controlled and I continue to see Challapalli for follow-up, as needed. During my visits, he always patiently listens to my concerns and spends time explaining all of my options.
I have worked with Dr. Ram Challapalli for the last 18 years and have found him to be a compassionate and skillful electrophysiologist and cardiologist with excellent bedside manner. He has helped many of my patients with atrial fibrillation ablations with excellent results.