Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

39 Patient Ratings
27 Patient Comments

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

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7676 University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

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.

ARVD

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 (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiac Elect)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)

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
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.7
Time care provider spent with me
4.7
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.9
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.0
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

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.

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

Non-responsive.

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

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

Board Certification and Academic Information

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

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-7676 University of Utah Cardiology/Cardiac Electrophysiology Outreach Clinic
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital
Elko, NV 89801
(801) 585-7676 Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County
University of Utah Cardiology/Cardiac Electrophysiology Outreach Clinic
1200 College Drive
Rock Springs, WY 82901
(801) 213-2387 School of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
30 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-7676 University Hospital
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
(801) 585-7676 William Bee Ririe Hospital
University of Utah Cardiology/Cardiac Electrophysiology Outreach Clinic
6 Steptoe Circle
Ely, NV 89301

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

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Fellow
Fellowship Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Cardiovascular Diseases
Fellow
Residency Georgetown University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Resident
Professional Medical Georgetown University School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences
Biology
B.S.

Publications

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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Han FT, Scheinman MM, Vedantham V (Published). Narrow QRS Tachycardia with Ventriculoatrial Block. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, 4, 531-6.
  7. Direct measurement of the lethal isotherm for radiofrequency ablation of myocardial tissue.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. Management of recurrent atrial arrhythmias after minimally invasive surgical pulmonary vein isolation and ganglionic plexi ablation for atrial fibrillation.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. Effect of electrode orientation on lesion sizes produced by irrigated radiofrequency ablation catheters.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. Results of a minimally invasive surgical pulmonary vein isolation and ganglionic plexi ablation for atrial fibrillation: single-center experience with 12-month follow-up.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. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 2(4), 370-7.
  11. Role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase in endothelial activation: insights from eNOS knockout endothelial cells.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. American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology, 286(5), C1195-202.
  12. Accelerated atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysm formation, and ischemic heart disease in apolipoprotein E/endothelial nitric oxide synthase double-knockout mice.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.

Review

  1. Minimally invasive surgical atrial fibrillation ablation: patient selection and results.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. What is the time course of reversal of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy?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.

Abstract

  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

  • LSS 4SITE
    Keywords: cardiology, heart failure, cardiac electrophysiology
    Status: Recruiting Principal Investigator: Frederick Han

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