About Andrea Natale
Andrea Natale M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S., F.E.S.C. is the Executive Medical Director at Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St. David’s Medical Center. Patients from around the world seek treatment from Dr. Natale. A recognized leader in the field of electrophysiology, Dr. Natale, who is a native of Italy, is a dedicated clinician, academician and researcher.
Prior to the establishment of Texas Cardiovascular Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center, Dr. Natale was a member of the Cardiovascular Medicine Department at the Cleveland Clinic from 1999 to 2007, serving as Section Head for the Department of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology and as Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Atrial Fibrillation. In 2006, Dr. Natale was named to the Food and Drug Administration's Task Force on Atrial Fibrillation and received a patent for a device used to treat Atrial Fibrillation.
Dr. Natale has served as a professor at a variety of prestigious universities, including Duke University and Stanford University. He has been an invited lecturer at more than 200 symposiums and conferences around the world, and is the author or co-author of hundreds of published articles on pacing and electrophysiology. In addition to serving on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals, he is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation.
Dr. Natale’s greatest reward is restoring his patients to a life free of cardiac arrhythmia. He pioneered a circumferential ultrasound vein-ablation system to correct atrial fibrillation and performed the procedure on the world’s first five patients. He also developed some of the current catheter-based cures for atrial fibrillation, and was the first electrophysiologist in the nation to perform percutaneous epicardial radiofrequency ablation, which is a treatment for people who fail conventional ablation.
A dedicated researcher, Dr. Natale focuses on innovative advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. His goal is to benefit patient care through technologies such as robotic devices and specialized ablation catheters.
- 2004-2005-2006 Bakken Heart-Brain Research Award, Cleveland Clinic, Innovator of the Year, Cleveland Clinic.
- 2011 Elected to the Heart Rhythm Society Board of Trustees
- 2003 - present Nominated among The “Best Doctors” in America
- 2003 – 2008 Nominated as “Top Doctors” in Cleveland, Ohio
- 2009 Nominated among the “Best Doctors” in Austin, Texas
- 2009 Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute received The Bury + Partners Innovation Award, Austin, Texas.
- 2012 Awarded the Frist Humanitarian Award. March 6, 2012.
- 2014 Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship 2014 Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
University of Firenze Medical School, Firenze, Italy
Certifications & Memberships
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology)
American Medical Association
Heart Rhythm Society
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
Texas Medical Association
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Institute of Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center
227 West Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone: (805) 852-9100