Mevan Wijetunga

Mevan Wijetunga, MD


Electrophysiology and Cardiology

Mevan Wijetunga, MD is a cardiologist at Altru Health System and specializes in cardiac electrophysiology, or management of heart rhythm disorders. He performs procedures such as implementation of cardiac monitors, pacemakers and defibrillators, as well as catheter based ablations of specific heart rhythm disorders. Outside of work, Dr. Wijetunga enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading, listening to music, traveling and exercise as often as he can. He is passionate about extending cardiac electrophysiology services to other places around the world, particularly for populations who cannot financially afford these services.

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To schedule an appointment, please call 701.780.6236


Philosophy Of Medicine

“I consider the opportunity to take care of a fellow human being is an unparalleled honor and privilege. Often, I discuss my assessments on patients based upon what I would do if my family member would face a similar situation. Every day provides an opportunity to help and make a difference in the life of someone with what I love doing.”

Special Practices and Procedures

  • Implementation of cardiac monitors, pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Catheter based ablations of specific heart rhythm disorders


Medical Education

Uppsala University School of Medicine, Uppsala, Sweden


Internal Medicine, University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program, Honolulu, HI


University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program, Honolulu, HI


Cardiovascular Medicine and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC


  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), Diplomate

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, CentraCare
  • Physician leader of Cardiac Electrophysiology services, CentraCare

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • American Association of Physician Leadership


“I strive to become an advocate as well as a partner in the care of my patient. I cherish the trust of patients and colleagues. I always welcome feedback from my patients, co-workers and colleagues.”


English, Norwegian, Swedish, and Sinhalese

Honors, Awards, etc.

“As a medical student, I received honors in human physiology, which was my favorite subject. I have also received merit based scholarships as a medical student and research awards from the American College of Physicians when I was a resident physician.”


  • Altru 1300 Columbia

    (formerly Altru Rehabilitation Center) 1300 S. Columbia Rd. Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Main: 701.780.5000