Rupa Bala, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology
Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory

Dr. Rupa Bala, board certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease, specializes in the management of complex arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and premature ventricular contractions.

Dr. Bala comes to the University of Arizona from Oregon Health and Sciences University where she was an associate professor of medicine and director of complex ablation in the Department of Electrophysiology in the Knight Cardiovascular Institute. Prior to this position, she served as an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine for eight years. She completed her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and her medical residency at University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Bala completed her cardiology and electrophysiology fellowships at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Her clinical and research interests are based on the ablation of complex arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia in structural heart disease and idiopathic premature ventricular contractions. She has authored or co-authored over 60 research publications.

Board Certifications: 
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2006-2026
American Board of Internal Medicine, Electrophysiology, 2007-2027
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2001-2011
Degrees: 
MD: Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1998
BS: Georgetown University College, Honors Graduate, 1994
Fellowships: 
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Cardiovascular Medicine, 2002-2004
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Electrophysiology, Electrophysiology, 2004-2006
Honors and Awards: 
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1998
Cum Laude, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1998
Janet Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation, 1998
Early Assurance Program (EAP), Georgetown School of Medicine, 1996
Residencies: 
University of Chicago Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency, 1998-2001