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Mevan Wijetunga, MD

About Mevan

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 the 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.

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, American Association of Physician Leadership, Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, CentraCare, Physician leader of Cardiac Electrophysiology services, CentraCare

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."

Locations Altru 1300 Columbia
Awards
  • Honors in Human Physiology
  • Merit-Based Scholarships
  • American College of Physicians Research Award
Education
  • Medical School
  • Uppsala University School of Medicine
    Uppsala, SWE
  • Internship
  • Internal Medicine, University of Hawaii
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program
    Honolulu, HI
  • Residency
  • University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program
    Honolulu, HI
  • Fellowship
  • Cardiovascular Medicine and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Georgetown University
  • Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC
  • Board Certification
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), Diplomate
Medical Interests Special Clinical Interests:
  • Implementation of cardiac monitors, pacemakers, and defibrillators
  • Catheter-based ablations of specific heart rhythm disorders

Reviews

Reviews are collected from our patient experience survey results. Comments may be edited or omitted in some instances, for example to remove protected health information or a reference to irrelevant information. We do not alter any information that would change the meaning or sentiment of the comment.

  • 09/11/2022

    Very helpful

    Rating: 4.69
  • 06/25/2022

    I just felt like Dr W was rushed & he really didn't give me a good answer one way or another. Much different than the first time that I saw him. I wish he would've been more upfront with me. I needed to wait to get a better understanding of things from my Primary. I thought that was unfortunate.

    Rating: 3.13
  • 01/19/2022

    This doctor was probably the best, most informative, pleasant, very nice, good listener I have ever had.

    Rating: 5