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Martin Tristani-Firouzi, M.D.



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Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 662-5400 Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113


Martin Tristani, MD is a clinician-scientist at The University of Utah School of Medicine and attends on the inpatient and outpatient services at Primary Children´s Hospital and McKay-Dee Hospital. As a general cardiologist, he sees children with all forms of cardiac disease. Having a special interest in Long QT, an inherited heart rhythm syndrome, he has been awarded a number of research grants. He has a special interest in attending to the needs of Spanish-speaking population in Utah.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Cardiology
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Cardiology
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 662-5442 Pediatric Cardiology Suite 1500 PCMC
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 662-5453 Williams Building
Pediatric Administration
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Martin Tristani-Firouzi received his Medical Degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. After completing postgraduate training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, he received his first faculty appointment with the University of Utah School of Medicine. In 2005, he became an Investigator of the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute. Dr. Tristani-Firouzi was promoted to the rank of Professor of Pediatrics in 2011.

Dr. Tristani-Firouzi’s research interests include the genetic, molecular and cellular basis of inherited arrhythmia syndromes and the application of the zebrafish as a model system for the study of cardiac development, inherited arrhythmias and high throughput screening of cardiovascular disease-causing genetic variants. His research projects have been funded by the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health and the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation.

Dr. Tristani-Firouzi has served as an active member of the University of Utah Institutional Review Board since 2003 and was appointed to a Vice Chair position in 2013. He is an active member of the American Heart Association and has served as Chair of the Western States Peer Review Committee, Chair of the National Unified Peer Review Committee and as a member of the Western States Affiliate Executive Steering Committee. He is on the Scientific Advisory Boards of three foundations: Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS) Foundation (Salt Lake City, UT), Children’s Heart Foundation (Chicago, IL) and the Periodic Paralysis International Foundation (Alberta, Canada).


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Minnesota
Pediatric Cardiology
Fellowship University of Minnesota
Pediatric Cardiology
Residency University of Minnesota
Internship University of Minnesota
Research Intern
Professional Medical University of Minnesota
Undergraduate St. John's University
Natural Sciences/Chemistry


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Rodriguez-Menchaca AA, Navarro-Polanco RA, Ferrer-Villada T, Rupp J, Tristani-Firouzi M, Sanchez-Chapula JA (2008). The structural basis of chloroquine block of the inward rectifier Kir2.1 channel. *corresponding author. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 105(4), 1364-8.
  2. Pellisson O, Kalaizich L, Ptacek LP, Tristani-Firouzi M, Gonzalez M (2007). Flecanide suppresses biventricular tachycardia and reverses tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy in andersen-Tawil Syndrome. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 9(3), 162-6.
  3. Arnaout R, Ferrer T, Huisken J Spitzer EK, Stainier DYR, Tristani-Firouzi M, Chi NC (2007). Zebrafish embryonic lethal kcnh2 null: pathologic model for human homozygous long QT2 syndrome. *corresponding author. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 104(27), 11316-21.

Book Chapter

  1. Tristani-Firouzi M, Sanguinett MC (2000). Delayed and Inward Rectifier Potassium Channels. In Zipes and Jalife (Ed.), Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside (pp. 79-86). WB Saunders Company.
  2. Sanguinetti MC, Tristani-Firouzi M (1999). Cardiac Delayed Rectifier K channels in Normal and Abnormal Cardiac Repolarization. In Jan L, Lazdunski M, Kurachi Y (Ed.), Current Topics in Membranes (46, pp. 85-101). Academic Press.
  3. Tristani-Firouzi M, Kamamga-Sollo EIP, Sun S, Rocchini AP, Mathur A, Jyonouchi H (1995). Kawasaki Syndrome: T-Cell Receptor Variable Beta Gene Family Repertoire and Humoral Immunity in Kawasaki Syndrome. In Kato H (Ed.), Kawasaki Disease (pp. 200-205). Elsevier Science Inc.
  4. Tristani-Firouzi M, Archer S (1995). Nitric Oxide: Mechanism of Action and Role in Human Pathophysiology. In Houston C, Sutton J, Coates G (Ed.), Hypoxia and the Brain (pp. 171-193). Queen City Printers.

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