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Sankar Varanasi, MD, FACC

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
MapThe Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C.
1 Columbia Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
TTY /Accessibility: (800) 421-1220
  • Doctors
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease


Dr. Varanasi is the director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He has been a consulting electrophysiologist at the hospital since 2002.

An honors graduate of New Science College in India, where he earned degrees in biology, biochemistry and biostatistics, Dr. Varanasi obtained his MBBS (medical degree) at Osmania Medical College in India. He came to the U.S. and, completed his internship at Mount Vernon Hospital in New York and residency in internal medicine at Yale University’s Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Varanasi’s first clinical and research fellowships in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac medicine were completed at General Hospital Center in Passaic, New Jersey. Following these studies, he returned to Norwalk Hospital for a fellowship in adult cardiovascular medicine and then completed an advanced fellowship in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Prior to relocating to the area, Dr. Varanasi was in private practice in Houston and on staff at University of Texas, Memorial Hermann Hospital systems, for three years.

Dr. Varanasi is board certified in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and certified in cardiac device management through the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners. In addition, he is a fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society.

Dr. Varanasi has published numerous scientific papers in the field of electrophysiology and actively participates in multi-center studies, some sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

The Heart Center (a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, PC), the area’s premier cardiology practice located throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley and Northwestern Connecticut, has partnered as an affiliate of Health Quest, the area’s premier integrated family of healthcare providers. This partnership offers patients the most advanced cardiac care available with a more integrated experience by providing services at both the office and hospital level. This deeper integration of inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular providers fosters the creation of expanded specialty offerings, negating the need to travel outside the area for advanced care.

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