Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Behzad  Pavri, MD, FACC

Behzad Pavri, MD, FACC

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program

Cardiology - Electrophysiology

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Office Locations

925 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-5050
Fax: (215) 503-3976

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2018

Merck Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award 1995

Nominated for Robert Dunning Dripps Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 1996

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Outstanding Teacher Award 1998

Donna K. McCurdy Housestaff Teaching Award (voted by Department of Medicine House Staff) 1999

Nominated for Leonard Berwick Teaching Award 2000

Thomas Jefferson University, Cardiovascular Division Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award 2002

Nominated for ACGME Parker J Palmer Courage to Teach Award Finalist 2003

Outstanding EP Teacher Award 2008

Dean's Award for Excellence in Education at Jefferson Medical College 2010


Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology. Special interest in Autonomic Nervous System & Biventricular Pacing


  • University of Bombay - Seth G.S. Medical College, India, Medical School


  • Harlem Hospital/Columbia University


  • Harlem Hospital/Columbia University


  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Devon
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • First Health Network
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Inter-County Health Plan
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone First/Connect
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Litigation
  • Medallion of New Jersey
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • Mutual Omaha Preferred
  • Oxford of PA
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • Postal Workers/Mailhandlers
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Qualcare
  • Teamsters Ins
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Workers Comp

Recent Publications

Flecainide Toxicity: A Case Report and Systematic Review of its Electrocardiographic Patterns and Management

Sudden death and its risk factors after atrioventricular junction ablation and pacemaker implantation in patients with atrial fibrillation

Changes in left ventricular synchrony and systolic function in dilated cardiomyopathy patients with fragmented QRS complexes

Accurate monitoring of intravascular fluid volume: A novel application of intrathoracic impedance measures for the guidance of volume reduction therapy

Impact of baseline PR interval on cardiac resynchronization therapy outcomes in patients with narrow QRS complexes: an analysis of the ReThinQ Trial

Carotid sinus syndrome

Abrupt increase in impedance measurements as detected via remote monitoring: What is the cause?

Ventricular Tracking of Atrial Flutter in a Patient with Complete Atrioventricular Block: Is it the Device's Fault?

Pleomorphism during ventricular tachycardia: A distinguishing feature between cardiac sarcoidosis and idiopathic VT

Analysis of different device-based intrathoracic impedance vectors for detection of heart failure events (from the detect fluid early from intrathoracic impedance monitoring study)

Superiority of automatic remote monitoring compared with in-person evaluation for scheduled ICD follow-up in the TRUST trial - Testing execution of the recommendations

Tools for risk stratification of sudden cardiac death: A review of the literature in different patient populations

Dual atrioventricular nodal pathways physiology: A review of relevant anatomy, electrophysiology, and electrocardiographic manifestations

An uncommon response to para-his pacing

Narrowing with prematurity - What is the mechanism?

Electrophysiological features differentiating the atypical atrioventricular node-dependent long RP supraventricular tachycardias

Same-day discovery of implantable cardioverter defibrillator dysfunction in the TRUST remote monitoring trial: Influence of contrasting messaging systems

A long RP-interval tachycardia: What is the mechanism?

MK-0448, a specific Kv1.5 inhibitor safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamic electrophysiology in experimental animal models and humans

Reuse of explanted, resterilized implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: A cohort study