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Varanasi, Sankar, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
MapThe Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C.
1 Columbia Street, Suite 200

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


Dr. Varanasi is the director of the clinical cardiac electrophysiology service at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He has been a consulting electrophysiologist at the hospital since 2002.

As an undergraduate at New Science College, India, he graduated with honors in biology, biochemistry and biostatistics. Dr. Varanasi obtained his M.B.B.S. (equivalent to an M.D. degree) at Osmania Medical College in India. He came to the U.S. and completed his internship at The Mount Vernon Hospital in New York and a residency in internal medicine at Yale University’s Norwalk Hospital. His first clinical and research fellowships in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac medicine came from General Hospital Center at Passaic, NJ. Dr. Varanasi followed these studies with a fellowship in adult cardiovascular medicine at Yale University/Norwalk Hospital and advanced fellowship, in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology, from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Prior to relocating to the area, he 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. He also holds certification in Cardiac Device Management, offered by the International Board of Heart Rhythm examiners (CCDS). In addition, Dr. Varanasi is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and Fellow of The Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS).

Dr. Varanasi has authored and co-authored several scientific papers in the field of electrophysiology and actively participates in multi-center studies, some sponsored by National Institute of Health.

The Heart Center (Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, PC), the area’s premier cardiology practice located throughout the Hudson Valley, 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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