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Cardiac Electrophysiologist Receives Endowed Chair

Sumeet Chugh, M.D., Named Price Chair Holder

Sumeet S. Chugh, M.D., associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and section chief of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, has been given The Pauline and Harold Price Chair in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research.

The chair, presented in Harvey Morse Auditorium on Aug. 19, supports research in the area of electrophysiology and heart rhythm abnormalities. Dr. Chugh is the second holder of The Pauline and Harold Price Chair at Cedars-Sinai. It is supported through The Louis and Harold Price Foundation.

"Sumeet Chugh's work as a physician, teacher and researcher has touched many lives," said Eduardo Marbán, director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. "A great number of people in this community and beyond will benefit from him holding this chair."

Dr. Chugh is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities and a leader in sudden cardiac arrest research. He initiated, and continues to direct, the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study, a comprehensive assessment of sudden cardiac arrest in a community of one million residents that started in 2002. He came to Cedars-Sinai from Oregon Health and Science University in fall 2008.


(l-r) Linda Vitti-Herbst, chair and trustee of The Louis and Harold Price Foundation; Sumeet S. Chugh, M.D., associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and section chief of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology; Lawrence B. Platt, chair of Discovering for Life: The Campaign for Cedars-Sinai and vice chair of the Board of Directors; and Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai