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Ashish B. Patel, MD, MPH, FACC

Ashish B. Patel, MD, MPH, FACC

Complex Arrhythmia, AFib Center, Atrial Fibrillation, Electrophysiology

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Heart & Vascular - Complex Arrhythmia - Raleigh Campus

WakeMed Heart Center
3000 New Bern Avenue, Suite 1200
Raleigh , NC 27610

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Heart & Vascular - Complex Arrhythmia - Raleigh Campus

Heart & Vascular - Cardiology - Cary

210 Ashville Avenue
Suite 105
Cary , NC 27518

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Heart & Vascular - Cardiology - Cary

About Me

Dr. Ashish B. Patel is a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist who currently is the medical director of electrophysiology at WakeMed. He received his bachelor's degree in biology from Brown University in Providence, RI. He then continued to work for various organizations including the United Nations in the areas of International Health and Epidemiology. He completed his medical training at New York Medical College where he also obtained a master's in public health.

Dr. Patel completed his internal medicine residency at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. He then completed his training in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at New York University Medical Center.

Dr. Patel is trained in the most advanced techniques in invasive cardiac electrophysiology, including catheter-based ablations for arrhythmias — ranging from atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia to ventricular tachycardia. His focus on heart rhythm disorders includes the treatment of syncope, inherited arrhythmias, congestive heart failure and the prevention sudden cardiac death. He specializes in the implantation of pacemakers, cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and biventricular devices. Dr. Patel also has expertise in the area of left atrial appendage closure with the Amulet, Watchman and Lariat systems. He performs nearly all of his ablations with zero fluoroscopy, which eliminates radiation exposure to patients.

Dr. Patel is actively involved in research in the field of heart rhythm disorders. He has authored manuscripts describing the mechanisms of atrial fibrillation in experimental models as well as presented his clinical research at numerous national and international meetings since 2007. Dr. Patel has been the principle investigator in numerous multicenter international clinical trials in the area of new technology for catheter ablation as well as pacemakers. He serves as a national proctor for left atrial appendage closure and zero fluoroscopy ablation where he teaches physicians around the country.

Prior to joining WakeMed, he was the director for new technology at Hackenesack Meridian Jersey Shore Medical Center, as well as serving as both the assistant program for the Cardiology Fellowship and core assistant professor at Seton Hall School of Medicine. Dr. Patel was selected as one of New Jersey's "Top Docs," annually, from 2013 to 2018.

He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular diseases and Cardiac Electrophysiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society.

He enjoys traveling with his family and training his dog.


Brown University

Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

New York Medical College

New York University Medical Center, NYU School of Medicine

New York Medical College

Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Board Certifications

New York State And New Jersey State Medical License

Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine

Provider Ratings

5 out of 5

(208 ratings)

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

100 Reviews


The explanation of my problem and how he would go about fixing it,


Very good people who help the people with the best work in the heart and vas ulst thank you. God is good all the time.


Iwas taken to my appointment on time and l didn't have to wait for the doctor to see me


Excellent, caring doctor as well as staff!


Dr Patel spent time explaining everything to me and my family and that was greatly appreciated. He spoke in terms I could understand as well as my medical family couldn’t understand. I also appreciate the help of Jen, my nurse in the preop. She was always here to help as well as the other people who helped when she was not able to be there. It was a great team, and I really had a good outcome with all their help! Thank you very much!


My visit with Dr Patel was one of the best patient experiences I have ever had. He realized where I was at with my level of understanding and talked to me the rest of the visit at that level. I was so Impressed I called my husband and made a social media post after (leaving out location and names- I have a following on social media). I was VERY impressed as someone who has worked in healthcare for 17 years, is working towards an administrative degree (he’s someone I’d want on my team) and has battled with chronic disabilities for most of my life. The whole office in general from check in/reception, to the MA, to Dr Patel were people you’d want on your team!


Dr Patel is a great doctor and takes time with you and is always willing to listen to your questions.


Dr Patel was very thorough, answered all of my questions, understood my concerns and reassured me that he would take good care of me. He took plenty of time with me and did not appear rushed


The care and concern of everyone involved with my care was very good. That makes difficult treatments much easier


all care was accomplished in an outstanding and very timely manner,


I was very impressed with Dr. Patel. He has a very welcoming way about him which made me feel very comfortable. He was very prepared for the visit (knew my medical issues) and went through all options for treatments and answered all my questions. He is knowledgeable and intelligent.


Dr. Patel's consultation


Dr. Patel is the best doctor I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. He talks through every test, procedure, and exam so you are thoroughly informed. His demeanor is A+. I travel from NJ to see Dr. Patel as he is the only cardiologist who I trust with my complicated issues. Furthermore, his staff (and the Medtronic reps) are all amazing individuals. I would recommend Dr. Patel every day of the week.


Dr. Patel was informative, compassionate, educational & included me in the decision making process. All the qualities of an excellent clinician!


Courtesy of front desk staff The triage nurse and Dr Patal concern about my overall health.


I felt in a very pleasant environment And I could feel the courtesy and respect of all the staff.


Great visit


Dr Patel is the best. He has helped to make this difficult situation a lot easier to deal with


Dr Patel


Dr. Patel literally has my life in his hands. I am confident I could not find a better doctor in his specialty. The last time I saw him he not only helped me understand my heart better he also took the time to listen to some of my other unrelated health concerns. To me it seems demeaning for a professional like Dr. Patel for Wake Med to resort to this kind of feedback system.




Willingness to listen to concerns and talk




Dr Patel's knowledge, patience and communication skills are outstanding.


I recently learned that Wake Med Heart is a specific department for arrhythmias. That is fantastic.


Dr. Patel


Dr Patel is both caring, personable and extremely knowledgeable . It was a wonderful appt and has kept any worries at bay.


Everything about my visit was outstanding!!


Dr Patel’s bedside manner and clear answers covering both the negatives and the positives.


Dr Patel bedside manners were excellent and also hes adorable


Dr Patel seems very caring and interested in finding the answer to my issues.


I totally impressed with Dr. Patel in all aspects of this consultation.


Everything was very good


excellent experience


His sense of caring and bedside manner!!


Dr Patel, awesome


Doctor Patel was very caring and explained what I needed to have better health.


Excellent in general


Great Service. Doctor is very knowledgeable and patient friendly.


Dr. Patel’s overall presentation was excellent and I was impressed by his communication abilities.


Everyone was excellent. They all worked together like a “well oiled machine”. Very professional with a great attitude!! They were a Blessing!!


All staff, from entry into complex to departure, were very helpful and friendly. Dr Patel was very attentive, informative, listened to me and not rushed


Very good doctor


His knowledge about what needed to be done and he knew everything about me, so I knew he had done his homework!


Dr. Patel is thorough and always takes the time to explain his recommendations and to answer questions.


Compassion of Dr and staff, kindness and patience..understanding my fears


Great experience from all in the clinic


Overall care was great


Very professional and through.


I am always pleased and impressed with the care and concern I receive!


Dr. Patel was able to provide some recommendations around a mobile EKG and we talked through some heart monitors.


The time dr Patel spent with me


The way [] was explained to me!


Excellent explanation of heart problem and recommended treatment approach.


The care, attitude, concern of everyone who saw me.


Dr. Patel is an outstanding physician who listened well, respected my opinion and sought my thoughts and took the time to make sure that I understood his reasoning. He took a real interest in my reason for seeing him.




Dr. Patel showed compassion while demonstrating a thorough knowledge of my situation. His discussion with me showed he had talked with my other caregivers to fully understand my case.


No complaints whatsoever. Excellent visit in all aspects.


WakeMed Heart & Vascular Cardiology (Cary office) is excellent. All employees are very professional and make sure that the patients in the office are well cared for. I feel that I am in good hands with Dr. Patel as my Cardiac Electrophysiologist and feel that he is very knowledgeable and current with the latest information. It is truly a gift to have such excellent care from my cardiac team at WakeMed.


The ability to make you feel important to the doctor and listening to your request and respecting you for it.


From the moment I entered the doors I was greeted with exceptional customer service.




Everyone was extremely pleasant. The doctor took as much time as I needed to completely understand my situation.


I did not choose Dr Patel. I was admitted due to a heart issue and he was the cardiologist that saw me. What a blessing that was! He is an excellent doctor and so kind and caring. I am very grateful for him and his team.


Dr. Patel explained my condition in terms that was easily understood. Gave me options. Completely satisfied with his recommendation. I feel safe and secure.


My doctor is OUTSTANDING. He is Dr Ashish Patel, a heart and vascular surgeon. A lovely person and a brilliant surgeon.


Everything ran precisely on schedule for my appointment with Dr. Patel !


Everything was excellent as always


The Staff


I was very impressed with Dr. Patel, outstanding in all respects and very sharp.


Dr. Patel and the entire staff was great as always.


Dr.was very. Kind and went over everything that I am going to need done


All very informative


My Husband was a [...]. During his career, he quickly rose in rank to become a []. He is used to giving the orders not always taking them from others. He is NOT always an easy patient. Having said that, Dr Patel AND his staff went above and beyond with their patience in dealing with us by taking the time to explain procedures during office visits and also by taking many of his calls to reiterate again what had been previously discussed to make sure my husband felt comfortable with his care and the treatment plan we had decided on. My Husband is not a big fan of going to Dr.s apts however, Dr. Patel and his staff have earned the respect of my Husband (and me )by giving outstanding care, having an enormous amount of tolerance in answering every possible question we had. They truly care about their Patients and is shows. I highly recommend them.


How wonderful everybody was.


Dr. Patel was efficient, professional, and thorough. He spent plenty of time explaining the treatment plan and provided great care.


All of the staff is wonderful - from the people that greet you as you walk in to the Medtronic reps who checked my devices. Dr. Ashish Patel is the BEST cardiologist that I have ever had - I travel from NJ twice a year to see him and have him treat my condition. I cannot recommend him and his staff highly enough to anyone who has an electrophysiology cardiac condition.


Good experience


Dr. Patel explains things that help to ease my mind and allow me to go on with daily living. He gives options and I feel that I can make educated decisions.


Dr Patel,and his staff were and are very professional and friendly and I would recommend them to anyone. I would like to notice his nurse “Trina “


The staff was friendly and efficient. The video presentations most helpful


Dr. Patel is so friendly and caring. He treats us with respect and puts us at ease with his smiles. Dr. Patel is just the best doctor ever!!


Dr portal was great and was very good at telling me what he could do for me and not to worry


Time explaining plan of action


Dr. Patel did a great job of explaining the complexity of my [ ] to me and my wife. He is an outstanding physician. I would highly recommend him.


Dr. Patel has treated me in the past and has always been outstanding. It seems to me that he's fully up to date on advanced methods in cardiology and electrophysiology and it was very apparent again in my visit with him. In addition he appears to have a special talent for communicating quite complex medical information--he's brief and to the point. During this visit I was impressed that he'd already reviewed downloaded pacemaker data up to the date of my visit. He also clearly explained the absence of significant [ ] in those data; and explained his and his team's continuous pacemaker data monitoring to engage with their patients if any possible issues appear in future.


Dr Patel‘s professional and caring qualities was superb. He took his time to explain to me the next procedure that would be done. And I would recommend which I have already done to several of my friends that they should come and see Dr Patel.


Dr. Patel is the most knowledgeable, caring doctor. Nurses and staff are great.


Doctor Patel did an excellent job of making me feel comfortable and confident about my treatment plan going forward.


Dr. Patel was very professional and listened to all my concerns. He responded to each one. He really took the time to listen and he didn’t make the appointment feel rushed. He was very helpful and it was a very good experience.


the care andthe friendliness of everyone


Everything this place is outstanding in technology and patient care


Absolutely thought Dr. Patel was outstanding! Would highly recommend him to others in need! He was recommended to me!


Dr Patel was so kind and so professional. He explained so well, his rapport was amazing. I trust his knowledge and expertise


Dr. Patel has been awesome throughout this process. I feel grateful that he was the one caring for me.


He was very straight forward...and explained every detail...


Everything about the visit was great


Dr Patel displayed a level of compassion and understanding that is unparalleled in the medical community. Having seen a number of physicians and specialists in the last 6 months, I must emphasize that Dr Patel’s bedside manner and clinical expertise is unmatched.


Dr. Patel clearly had good communication ahead of time with my cardiologist, Dr. [ ], and he also clearly did some research and had knowledge of my patient history prior to my appointment. He was very clear in providing necessary explanations and information to me and I was very positively impressed.
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