George Mendenhall, MD

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
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9850 Genesee Ave
Ste 980
La Jolla, CA 92037
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9850 Genesee Ave
Ste 940
La Jolla, CA 92037
Get directions

Expertise

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Hospital Affiliations

Languages

  • English

Biography

G. Stuart Mendenhall, MD, is an expert in clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Mendenhall specializes in implanted device management, including pacemakers, defibrillators and other cardiac monitors, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. At Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Dr. Mendenhall has access to state-of-the art equipment for complex procedures such as atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) and ventricular tachycardia ablations, including the use of the cryoballoon and excimer laser for lead (pacemaker or defibrillator wires) extractions.


In his clinical practice, Dr. Mendenhall works closely with his patients to ensure they make the most informed clinical decisions possible. He strongly believes in personalized medicine, with close attention to each patient’s values. He performs all procedures with expert precision and attention to safety.


As a researcher, Dr. Mendenhall is focused on making cardiac devices "smarter," and has numerous published articles on device management, analysis of device signals and the advanced detection of cardiac conditions from both minimally invasive and non-invasive (worn on body) techniques, which he sees as integral to the future of medicine.


Dr. Mendenhall has been practicing cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology since 2011. He is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and American College of Cardiology. He is a member of multiple national advisory committees and working groups, including the Heart Rhythm Society’s digital strategy and health policy committees.


Outside of the hospital, Dr. Mendenhall is an accomplished private pilot. For 4 years, when he was based in Pittsburgh, he would fly every week to Latrobe, Pennsylvania to provide care at an underserved outreach clinic. He is an avid classical musician and pianist and performs chamber music locally. He enjoys skiing, bicycling and is learning to surf in La Jolla.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2010
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2009
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2007

Medical Education

  • Harvard Medical School, MD, 2003

Internships

  • Mount Auburn Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2004

Residencies

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2006

Fellowships

  • University of Pittsburgh, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2010
  • University of Pittsburgh, Cardiovascular Disease, 2008

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