Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

139 Patient Ratings
57 Patient Comments

Frederick T. Han, FACC, M.D., FHRS

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

139 Patient Ratings
57 Patient Comments



  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7676 Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County
1200 College Drive
Rock Springs, WY 82901
(801) 585-7676 South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
(801) 585-7676 University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-7676 William B. Ririe Hospital & Rural Health Clinic
6 Steptoe Circle
Ely, NV 89301


Dr. Frederick Han is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Han strives to give excellent care to his patients by providing open communication and individualized treatment. He makes every effort to provide evidenced-based care while also striving to ensure patient satisfaction.

He obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University. After completing his Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, he completed his Cardiology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University with Ken Ellenbogen and Mark Wood. He then completed his Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, under the direction of Melvin Scheinman, Jeff Olgin, & Ed Gerstenfeld. While at UCSF, he studied the use of left atrial appendage ligation for stroke risk reduction in atrial fibrillation patients with Nitish Badhwar and Randall Lee.

He specializes in cardiac electrophysiology, and specializes in heart rhythm disorders, ranging from slow heart rhythms to irregular heart beats to fast heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, supraventricular arrhythmias, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. Dr. Han also diagnoses and treats a variety of heart rhythm disorders that occur as a result of coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease, cardiac sarcoidosis, long QT syndrome, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM), Brugada syndrome, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD).

Dr. Han performed the 1st left atrial appendage ligation with the LARIAT device at the University of Utah on May 22, 2013.

Dr. Han implanted the 1st subcutaneous ICD at the University of Utah on February 18, 2014.

Dr. Han has a special interest in:

Catheter ablation of:

- ventricular tachycardia and premature ventricular contractions

- atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter

- supraventricular tachycardia, including rare variants such as junctional tachycardia, nodofascicular and nodoventricular tachycardia, para-Hisian atrial tachycardia, and left-sided atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia.

Reducing the risk of stroke with atrial fibrillation, including catheter-based approaches (including the LARIAT device used for epicardial ligation of the left atrial appendage), and surgical approaches.


Long QT Syndrome

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Brugada Syndrome

Pacemakers, Defibrillators, and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices

Surgical ablation for arrhythmias

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiac Elect)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

July 30, 2015

When I told Dr. Han and the assistants that I was experiencing much stress about my family who may also have inherited a genetic disorder, he said that maybe in five years we will have a documented genetic anomaly, and can be retested as they are always discovering new genes. he also told me he would let me know if he heard of any studies for people like me who are genotype -/ phenotype + for LongQTS. I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Han and the only thing that would made my visit better was if information he had asked more about my family, whether they had screenings with an EP, or did they have any symptoms similar to myself, fainting. Fainting is actually common in my family and this has contributed to my anxiety. I don't think we had discussed it recently, but I remember mentioning it to Dr. Akoum. That evening after my appointment, I went to the U of U's website and read about LQTS. Fainting is the main symptom of LQTS listed there, and I think this may have been overlooked in my case, and that is why I am so concerned about family members.

July 28, 2015

Dr. Han is a very special and wonderful doctor

July 19, 2015


May 28, 2015

Great experience

May 26, 2015

had a great experience with Dr. Han. The procedure seems to have been successful. He has a really good bedside manner. Good guy.

April 26, 2015

You people are awesome!

April 06, 2015

dr haun is awesome

March 23, 2015

Same as before. It was a great visit

March 09, 2015

Because I am an RN, I probably knew which questions to ask. I had an ablation about a year an half ago. I am still experiencing periods of A-fib. My husband and I had to ask several questions before we received an definitive answer to our questions. A good rule of thumb, would be to treat all patients as if their knowledge level is '0'. We as patients will let you know is we feel you are speaking down to us.

February 22, 2015

Overall it was a very good experience. I like Dr. Han very much and his staff was attentive. The only reason i won't be returning is that we live in Boise and the drive is just too long.

February 16, 2015

Dr. Han and his cardiology fellow were exceptional in taking sufficient time during this first visit to really listen to me, the patient, as the clinical circumstance is very complex. They were professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. Collaboration with other necessary providers on a consultative basis was immediate (Dr. John Ryan). The entire staff for both physicians were truly exceptional.

February 15, 2015

Dr. Han was extraordinary in his explanation of his recommended procedure (ablation of flutter), even drawing an easy to understand diagram of my heart and the procedure. Incredible! He also described the procedure, his expected outcome and the recovery process. Very helpful and made me feel hopeful for my improved health post-op.

February 03, 2015

great staff

February 01, 2015

Couldn't ask for a better place to go !!!

January 30, 2015

The P.A. (Sarah?) and Dr. Han were both excellent with regards to patient education and bedside manner.

January 27, 2015

No problem. Everything was satisfactory.

January 18, 2015


January 12, 2015

All people involved were well trained in listening to what I was saying..

January 12, 2015


December 27, 2014

I did'nt like the information that I may be border line high blood pressure. I have to excercise more therefore my wife and I joined the Rec Center.

December 26, 2014

Although we did address the questions I had, I felt like the provider was in a bit of a hurry to get out and get to the next patient. The provider seemed to just nod and smile a lot. He didn't actually believe that I was already doing the things he had mentioned as a way to treat my heart issue. I was just another face and another person.

December 22, 2014

Because Dr Han was so busy he clearly didn't have time to review my chart before he came into the room. He wasn't aware of his previous treatment recommendations (he didn't remember he had taken me off medication during my last visit two months ago. As a result, I don't have a high degree of confidence in his current recommendations.

December 08, 2014

The nurse practioner/phy assistant I did not have confidence in. She seemed unfamiliar with my case and my concerns. The doctor however was fantastic and took excellent care of my concerns and of me. I am very pleased with the heart failure clinic.

November 17, 2014

Dr Han is great.

November 12, 2014

other than the longer than normal wait time and the few choices for appts, it was a very good experience.

October 23, 2014

Dr. Han gave nanswers to several questions presented to him about things that have happenet lately.

October 18, 2014

Simply just "fair."

September 15, 2014

very good

August 11, 2014

Dr. Han made me feel very comfortable. He took the time to explain everything. I never felt rushed in the appointment, he took the time to answer all of my questions

August 07, 2014

PA was good, Dr was very rushed, didn't even do a physical exam

June 07, 2014

Dr.Han is very good at giving me a good experience when I visit his office. He answers my questions and as was the case on this visit got back to me to clarify some pertinent concerns I didn't address at the actual visit. He goes the extra mile. We (his patients) are blessed to have him.

April 14, 2014

Dr. Han and his staff were the best. All very pleasant, informative, concerned and professional. I would gladly recommend them.

March 30, 2014

My concerns were addressed and explanations were given to me. My experience was good.

March 17, 2014

all of the doctors were great.

February 11, 2014

Because I had so many tests done that day (very unexpected) she did not discuss any aftercare so I assumed she needed all the results before she could make that decision.

January 28, 2014

The waiting was very uncomfortable. When I finally got to see the PA and the Dr., the visit was good.

January 10, 2014

dr.Han has been getting me in for test quickly and helping me resolve my issue rather well. I am very impressed.

January 04, 2014

excellent doctor. only frustration is that I want the problem fixed ASAP. seems like its taking too long.

December 04, 2013

All of my questions were answered in an understandable manner. Whenever I need to call for clarification I always get prompt help.

November 12, 2013


October 22, 2013

This was a good first encounter. He appeared to be approachable in matters of my condition.

October 21, 2013

There was some confusion as to what procedures I was suppose to recieve. It took some time and lots of phone calls and other doctor inputs, but it was worked out with good conclusions. There was definately some confusion in the paperwork and what others thought was to be done. All was resolved and went well after that.

September 09, 2013

Dr. Han and Alex both explained things to me that my current physician had never made clear. Alex took the most complete history I have ever been asked for as pertaining to my heart problem and Dr. Han explained the course he would take when I become a regular patient.

September 03, 2013

A great experience having a nurse, a Physician's Asst., a Nurse Practitioner AND the EP! Wow, a whole team. Compared to my previous care by a sole Cardiologist this made me feel WELL taken care of.

August 28, 2013

Dr Han and PA Gouttsoul spent a great deal of time with me and my wife during our visit. They were very focused on my issues and in answering all questions we had. They offered a detail summary and follow up plan both verbal and written.

August 26, 2013

Dr. Han has been a wonderful doctor...he clearly communicates and explains everything.

July 01, 2013

He was excellent I just do not give recommendations often

May 28, 2013

Dr. Han was very thoughtful, courteous and personable.

May 28, 2013

Follow up information came quickly to have surgery set up.

April 30, 2013

very good

April 22, 2013

I am in a transition mode of moving all my doc's to the U. So things are a little crazy trying to see what everyone is supposed to do and how they will communicate.

April 12, 2013

My providers explained everything to me. and made sure i understood. they spent the time for me to understand. and no matter how many questions i asked, they answered and waited till i understood. i could tell they were very confident in their knowledge of my condition. and i could tell they truly cared about me getting better. I am very impressed with my doctors. I will travel the 3.5 hours over and over just to be safe in their care.

March 21, 2013

NP Sara Hamele had encyclopedic knowledge to answer my questions and spoke to me as one health professional to another, as did Dr Han. I can't say how much I appreciated this.

February 15, 2013

The doctor spent extra time with me until he was sure I UNDERSTOOD

December 12, 2012

dr. han is great

October 30, 2012

dr. han was great.

October 02, 2012

Dr. Han and Marouche have been great. This was the first time I had met Dr. Han, and he was great at explaining the procedure I am going to have. He made sure I didn't have any other questions and he did answer all of my questions

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Cardiac Imaging to Improve Outcomes of Catheter Ablation
  • Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular
  • Stroke Risk Reduction for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Tachycardia, Ectopic Atrial
  • Epicardial Catheter Ablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Novel Diagnostic Maneuvers for Supraventricular Tachycardias
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
  • Tachycardia, Supraventricular
  • Arrhythmia
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Atrial Appendage
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Defibrillators, Implantable
  • Pacemaker, Artificial

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiac Elect)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-2387 School of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Frederick Han’s research interests include the electrophysiologic mechanisms and pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and ventricular tachycardia. In particular, Dr. Han is interested in using novel imaging techniques for correlating the substrate of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia with their electrophysiologic mechanisms for improving the safety and efficacy of catheter ablation.

By partnering with collaborators in the Thrombosis Center as well as the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. Han’s research interests also include creating a multi-disciplinary approach for reducing the risk of stroke and embolic events associated with atrial fibrillation. This includes the use of novel anticoagulant agents, as well as catheter-based approaches (including the LARIAT device used for epicardial ligation of the left atrial appendage) and surgical approaches (including the Atriclip).

Dr. Han is also interested in studying novel diagnostic maneuvers for supraventricular tachycardias. These apply to the common variants (such as atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), atrial tachycardia, atioventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVRT), and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW)) as well as rare variants such as junctional tachycardias, nodofascicular and nodoventricular tachycardias, para-Hisian atrial tachycardias, and left-sided atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardias.

Research Interests:

Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Cardiac Imaging to Improve Outcomes of Catheter Ablation

Stroke Risk Reduction for Atrial Fibrillation

Novel Diagnostic Maneuvers for Supraventricular Tachycardias

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Flutter

Atrial Appendage

Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Supraventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular Tachycardia

Epicardial Catheter Ablation

Sudden Cardiac Death

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia

Long QT Syndrome

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Brugada Syndrome

Pacemakers, Implantable Defibrillators, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Surgical ablation for arrhythmias


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Fellowship Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Cardiovascular Diseases
Residency Georgetown University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Frederick T Han MD, Krzysztof Bartus MD PhD, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy MD, Matthew Earnest MD, Jayanth Nath MD, Ryan Ferrell MD, Madhu Reddy MD, Francia Rojas MD, Jacek Bednarek MD PhD, Jacek Myc MD PhD, Nitish Badhwar MBBS FHRS, Miguel Valderrabano MD, Randall J Lee MD, PhD (1/16/14). The Effects of LAA Ligation on LAA Electrical Activity. Heart Rhythm.
  2. Soleimani RA, Hsu JC, Han FT, Azadani P, Nguyen N, Kwon M, Marcus MM, Lee BK (12/31/13). Trainee Inexperience is Associated with Longer Procedure Times but No Increase in Complications for Cardiac Device Implantation. Heart Rhythm, 10(12), 1755-8.
  3. Kuhlencordt PJ, Chen J, Han F, Astern J, Huang PL (10/10/13). Genetic deficiency of inducible nitric oxide synthase reduces atherosclerosis and lowers plasma lipid peroxides in apolipoprotein E-knockout mice. Circulation, 103(25), 3099-104.
  4. Sung RK, Kim AM, Tseng ZH, Han FT, Inada K, Tedrow UB, Viswanathan MN, Badhwar N, Varosy PD, Tanel R, Olgin JE, Stevenson WG, Scheinman M (Published). Diagnosis and Ablation of Multiform Fascicular Tachycardia. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 22(7), 791-8.
  5. Han FT, Scheinman MM, Vedantham V (Published). Narrow QRS Tachycardia with Ventriculoatrial Block. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, 4, 531-6.
  6. Han FT, Li W, Scheinman MM, Tanel R (8/22/13). Incisional Atrial Flutter in a Patient with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, 4, 549-555.
  7. Wood M, Goldberg S, Lau M, Goel A, Alexander D, Han F, Feinstein S (2011). Direct measurement of the lethal isotherm for radiofrequency ablation of myocardial tissue. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 4(3), 373-8.
  8. Kron J, Kasirajan V, Wood MA, Kowalski M, Han FT, Ellenbogen KA (2010). Management of recurrent atrial arrhythmias after minimally invasive surgical pulmonary vein isolation and ganglionic plexi ablation for atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm, 7(4), 445-51.
  9. Wood MA, Goldberg SM, Parvez B, Pathak V, Holland K, Ellenbogen AL, Han FT, Alexander D, Lau M, Reshko L, Goel A (2009). Effect of electrode orientation on lesion sizes produced by irrigated radiofrequency ablation catheters. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, 20(11), 1262-8.
  10. Han FT, Kasirajan V, Kowalski M, Kiser R, Wolfe L, Kalahasty G, Shepard RK, Wood MA, Ellenbogen KA (2009). Results of a minimally invasive surgical pulmonary vein isolation and ganglionic plexi ablation for atrial fibrillation: single-center experience with 12-month follow-up. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol, 2(4), 370-7.
  11. Kuhlencordt PJ, Rosel E, Gerszten RE, Morales-Ruiz M, Dombkowski D, Atkinson WJ, Han F, Preffer F, Rosenzweig A, Sessa WC, Gimbrone MA Jr, Ertl G, Huang PL (2004). Role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase in endothelial activation: insights from eNOS knockout endothelial cells. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol, 286(5), C1195-202.
  12. Kuhlencordt PJ, Gyurko R, Han F, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Aretz TH, Hajjar R, Picard MH, Huang PL (2001). Accelerated atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysm formation, and ischemic heart disease in apolipoprotein E/endothelial nitric oxide synthase double-knockout mice. Circulation, 104(4), 448-54.


  1. Han FT, Kasirajan V, Wood MA, Ellenbogen KA (2009). Minimally invasive surgical atrial fibrillation ablation: patient selection and results. [Review]. Heart Rhythm, 6(12 Suppl), S71-6.

Book Chapter

  1. Badhwar N, Han FT (Published). Atrial Tachycardia and Atrial Flutter. In Saksena S, Marchlinski F, Estes NAM, Damiano RJ (Ed.), Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: A Multidisciplinary Approach (1st).
  2. Han FT, Badhwar N (Published). How to Diagnose and Ablate Fascicular Ventricular Tachycardia. In Al-Ahmad A, Callans D, Hsia HH, Natale A, Oseroff O, Wang PJ (Ed.), Hands-On Ablation: The Experts’ Approach (1st). Minneapolis: Cardiotext.

Case Report

  1. Han FT, Kiser R, Nixon JV, Wood MA, Ellenbogen KA (2011). What is the time course of reversal of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy? Europace, 13(1), 139-41.


  1. Han FT, Azadani PN, Bartus K, Bednarek J, Lelakoski J, Badhwar N, Lee RJ (2011). Electrical Isolation of the Left Atrial Appendage with Epicardial Suture Ligation [Abstract]. California Heart Rhythm Symposium.
  2. Kron J, Kasirajan V, Kowalski M, Wood MA, Han FT, Ellenbogen KA (2009). Time Course, Mechanisms, and Management of Recurrent Atrial Arrhythmias following the “Mini-Maze” Procedure [Abstract]. AHA Scientific Sessions.
  3. Han FT, Kasirajan V, Wood MA, Ellenbogen KA (2009). Minimally Invasive Surgical Pulmonary Vein Isolation and Ganglionic Plexi Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation [Abstract]. American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.
  4. Strouse DA, Han FT, Karam E, Friehling TD, DelNegro A, Bell M, Wish M (2006). The effects of spironolactone on microvolt T-wave alternans and arrhythmic events.Europace Supplement 2006 [Abstract]. Cardiostim Scientific Sessions.
  5. Strouse DA, Han FT, Karem E, Bell M, Wish M, Del Negro A, Friehling T (2006). Spironolactone decreases microvolt t-wave alternans and ventricular events in patients with CHF [Abstract]. Europace Supplements, 8(Supplement 1).

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