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Dr. David Burkland

A native of Houston, David Burkland earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He continued his career at BCM, completing his internal medicine residency. He later attended the Texas Heart Institute for his training in cardiology and electrophysiology where he was elected to serve as chief cardiology fellow. While at Texas Heart, Dr. Burkland developed a passion for designing and performing pre-clinical testing of novel medical technology. He led multiple engineering teams from Rice University and Texas A&M University and worked closely with multidisciplinary ventures at TMC Innovations. He has authored and co-authored a variety of innovation publications and holds multiple patents in medical technologies.

His mission is to provide top quality patient care while maintaining and pushing the boundaries of innovation in cardiac electrophysiology. He has a special interest in ablation of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias using zero fluoroscopy techniques.


  • Medical School – Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency – Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship – Texas Heart Institute


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Chief Cardiology Fellow

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Echocardiography


  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor


Burkland D. Zero-Fluoroscopy Ablation at the Texas Heart Institute. Tex Heart Inst J. 2020;47(1):53‐56. Published 2020 Feb 1. doi:10.14503/THIJ-19-7057

John M, Post A, Burkland DA, et al. Confirming pericardial access by using impedance measurements from a micropuncture needle [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 24]. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2020;10.1111/pace.13927. doi:10.1111/pace.13927

Hale ZD, Greet BD, Burkland DA, et al. Slow-pathway visualization by using voltage-time relationship: A novel technique for identification and fluoroless ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 9]. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2020;10.1111/jce.14481. doi:10.1111/jce.14481

Lyu H, John M, Burkland D, et al. A Multi-site Heart Pacing Study Using Wirelessly Powered Leadless Pacemakers. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2018;2018:3434‐3437. doi:10.1109/EMBC.2018.8512977

Lyu H, John M, Burkland D, et al. Synchronized Biventricular Heart Pacing in a Closed-chest Porcine Model based on Wirelessly Powered Leadless Pacemakers [published correction appears in Sci Rep. 2020 Apr 7;10(1):6252]. Sci Rep. 2020;10(1):2067. Published 2020 Feb 7. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-59017-z

Burkland DA, Ganapathy AV, John M, Greet BD, Saeed M, Rasekh A, Razavi M. Near-field Impedance Accurately Distinguishes Among Pericardial, Intracavitary, and Anterior Mediastinal Position. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2017 Aug 22. doi: 10.1111/jce.13325

Greet BD, Pujara D, Burkland D, Pollet M, Sudhakar D, Rojas F, Costello B, Postalian A, Hale Z, Jenny B, Lai C, Igbalode K, Wadhera D, Nair A, Ono M, Morgan J, Simpson L, Civitello A, Cheng J, Mathuria N. Incidence, Predictors, and Significance of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices: A 15-Year Institutional Experience. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Feb;4(2):257-264. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2017.11.001. Epub 2017 Dec 20. PubMed PMID: 29749947.

Burkland, DA; Saeed, M; Birnbaum, Y. Texas Heart Institute Journal. April 2017. “A ‘De-Synching’ Feeling.”2017Apr1;44(2):157-158.
Mehta, A, Burkland DA, Mathuria, N. “Isolated Hemopericardium After Initiation of Rivaroxaban: Implications and Potential Mechanisms.” Clin Pract. 2019 Jan 30;9(1).

Safavi-Naeini P, Greet BG, Burkland DA, John MM, Ganapathy AV, Rasekh, A, Saeed, M, Molina-Razavi, J, Razavi M. “From the Mercury Capillary Electrometer to the Wireless, Battery-Less Pacemaker: State-of-the-Art Innovations in the Treatment of Arrhythmia. EP Lab Digest.” Volume 7 – Issue 8-Aug 2017.

Sun Y; Greet, B; Burkland, DA; John, M; Razavi, M; and Babakhani, A. “Wirelessly powered implantable pacemaker with on-chip antenna.” 2017 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). IEEE, June 2017.

Lyu, Hongming; John, Mathews; Burkland, David; Greet, Brian; Xi, Yutao; Sampaio, Luiz; Taylor, Doris; Babakhani, Aydin; Razavi, Mehdi. “Leadless multisite pacing – A feasibility study using wireless power transfer using Langendorff rodent heart models.” Accepted to J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. doi 10.1111/13738. (Chosen for cover article)