Tristram D. Bahnson, MD Tristram D. Bahnson, MD

Tristram D. Bahnson, MD

Electrophysiologist

4.8 out of 5  (168 ratings, 33 reviews)
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919-681-5441 Office number
919-681-8980
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
Profile
ABOUT ME

I chose to focus my research and practice on heart rhythm problems, because these problems, unlike many other heart conditions, can be cured. New treatment options for heart rhythm problems are rapidly evolving, which also makes this field very exciting. I have been at Duke for nearly 20 years. Both of my parents were involved in health care, so my choice of profession is part of a family tradition. I also went to a school where there was a strong tradition of community service, so I am thrilled that I get to wake up every day and get a chance to make a difference. As a heart rhythm specialist, I have the opportunity to make patients feel better right away without the use of many medications to help manage their condition, which I find extremely gratifying. I moved to North Carolina many years ago because of its natural beauty and still enjoy spending time outdoors as much as I can. I am a trained classical pianist and also play the cello.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, University of California–San Francisco, School of Medicine, 1984
RESIDENCY
Categorical Internal Medicine, University of California–Davis, 1984-1986
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health (Maryland), 1986-1987
FELLOWSHIP
Cardiovascular Diseases Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health (Maryland), 1987-1989
Cardiovascular Diseases, University of California–San Diego Medical Centers, 1989-1992
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of California–San Diego Medical Centers, 1992-1994
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysio
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research investigates atrial fibrillation and catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation of complex supra-ventricular tachycardias and application of novel technologies to facilitate catheter ablation of arrhythmias. My patients will have access to the newest techniques and technologies for non-pharmacologic treatment (treatment using procedures instead of drugs) for atrial fibrillation and other complex supra-ventricular arrhythmias.

PUBLICATIONS
View Tristram Bahnson's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (168 ratings, 33 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • Biosense Webster (Johnson & Johnson)
  • St. Jude Medical, Inc.
  • Ventrix, Inc.