Babak Nazer M.D.

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  • Cardiac electrophysiologist; Co-Director, OHSU Multidisciplinary Ventricular Arrhythmia Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine School of Medicine

Not currently accepting patients

4.9 out of 5 (162 Ratings, 74 Comments)


  • Cardiology

Special focus on

  • Arrhythmia / Electrophysiology


  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston Massachusetts United States 2008
  • Residency:

    • Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., 2011
  • Fellowship:

    • Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco, Calif., 2014; Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of California San Francisco, Calif., 2016
  • Certifications:

    • Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine


Dr. Nazer specializes in the care of patients with heart rhythm disorders. He has advanced training in cardiac electrophysiology, and is skilled in the medical care of arrhythmia patients, implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators, and catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Nazer chose electrophysiology as a specialty because it allows him to help his patients improve their health through a longitudinal patient-doctor relationship, as well as to cure their arrhythmias with procedures.

Dr. Nazer grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and returned to the region to join the faculty at OHSU after completing his training. He is an avid long-distance road cyclist, and he and his wife, a family medicine physician, enjoy hiking around the Northwest.


Dr. Nazer directs the OHSU Translational Electrophysiology Laboratory, where his research focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of ventricular arrhythmias (premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) and ventricular tachycardia (VT)). In collaboration with acoustic physicists and biomedical engineers, his laboratory develops new diagnostic and therapeutic ablation tools for the treatment of PVCs and VT, particularly those using ultrasound as an energy source.

As Co-Director of the OHSU Multidisciplinary Ventricuar Arrhythmia Program, he collaborates with psychologists to investigate the psychosocial symptoms associated with VT and defibrillator shocks, and therapies to alleviate these symptoms.


“I believe medical care, particularly for patients with heart rhythm disorders, is best provided using a shared decision-making model with my patients. Together we will discuss options, data, risks and benefits. Together we will come to a decision regarding the best diagnostic and therapeutic courses of action for your cardiac care.”

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  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American Heart Association
  • Heart Rhythm Society

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (162 Ratings, 74 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Very pleasant, straightforward doctor obviously confident in his skills.

  • Jul 07, 2019

    Dr Nazer is an excellent communicator, is extraordinarily well informed and is effective and thoughtful in his interventions.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Dr. Nazer is a great doctor and I totally trust him with my life. Very knowledgeable about what he does. Always answer any question I ever have. Professional, kind and very caring about my personal medical issues.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    They explained everything

  • May 22, 2019

    Very professional.

  • May 14, 2019

    I find dr.Nazer to be very knowledgeable and informative. He gives thoughtful responses to my questions and I feel he is my partner in my goal of better health.

  • May 12, 2019

    Yes, I believe Dr. Nazer to be a very good doctor with a great bed side manner, and his clinical skills are exceptional. He's very good at explaining things without talking over your head. He's compassionate, caring, considerate, very informative, and quite frankly a class act for a doctor. I would highly recommend him to anyone and did a great job, fixed me up. So I have no complaints and I really enjoyed his company when I did spend time with him. So he was a good person to spend time with. Most doctors are in and out so fast, you can't get them to answer a question.

  • May 06, 2019

    Professional, friendly and informative.

  • May 03, 2019

    Dr. Nazer was never actually was excellent and every respect asked many complicated questions I asked of him and he answered everyone. He was forthright. He was not confusing he was patient, and he seemed very empathic and I feel like we made the plan together, even though it's complicated. I need to see a couple of other specialist and his approach to the problem that I brought to him. I feel very comfortable with so that's it. Bye.

  • May 03, 2019

    Great experience!

  • May 03, 2019

    Yes, it was very informative questions were answered very well, and it just did not last long enough, but I was very impressed with this doctor. Thank you.

  • May 01, 2019

    Dr. Nazer is such an amazing doctor. I appreciate that he always has clear and caring responses to my questions. The whole team is wonderful.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    I am very happy with the plan for dealing with my SVT.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    Amazing! Thoughtful, professional, thorough. Answered all my questions

  • Apr 20, 2019

    Yes, Dr. Nazer was very clear. He laid out the procedure in language that I can understand. He had a really good bed side manner. He put me at ease about the process. Him and his team were extremely professional and I was very confident and apprehensive at 1st, but with their professionalism and confidence, it inspired me to be relaxed. Thank you.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Thee physician and staff were all very professional, friendly and helpful in preparing me and explaining the procedure and follow-up care.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    The treatment was fine. What I'm not happy with is the very long amount of waiting time to getting in to be seen to begin with. So, that...that makes me so far more difficult if I have to wait, you know, weeks and months and so forth to get in. Thank you.

  • Apr 11, 2019

    Yes, this is [Name] I had an awesome experience yesterday with Dr. Nazer and his whole crew. There was one..... nothing that was bad. I wasn't scared, they kept me calm and explained things as they went and I would absolutely recommend him for anybody else.

  • Apr 03, 2019

    Dr. Nazer is very through and I'm very thankful that he determined I was mis-diagnosed by a physician in the bay area. As a result I've been able to reduce the # of medications that I take.

  • Mar 31, 2019

    He listens to your concerns. Is totally present. He asked questions and makes sure I understand what information he is sharing. He is an excellent doctor worth the long drive. He is brilliant and has a great bedside manner.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    I appreciate it this sincerity and professionalism of Dr. Nazer I hadconstant awareness of my present responding to any question that I may have in a polite professional on point manner to help me to relax even though it mean may have shared data that I may not have wanted to hear. It was all for my good. I really appreciate it his ability to relate with me and get the information over.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    He listened to all of my concerns and he was very objective. Thank you.

  • Mar 19, 2019

    The best team ever. Every single person was terrific. They kept me fully informed, treated me extremely well, and performed the surgery without a hitch. Thanks to all of them.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    I found him very friendly knowledgeable and very compassionate and caring and I just really enjoyed every moment with him.

  • Mar 02, 2019

    Positive upbeat dr. Talks in normal language so you can understand. Dr and all the folks there are awesome

  • Feb 26, 2019

    I thought he was very helpful. Very informative. He gave me some information to lead and research on the procedure that we talked about. I was quite pleased with our interaction.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Dr Nazer always takes his time explaining everything and always asks if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Feb 12, 2019

    I have never been so prepared for something so major in my life! Doctor Nazer is so knowledgeable, yet he knows how to explain the most complicated things simply. I knew exactly what to expect during and after the procedure. And I was grateful that the questions I had were answered promptly.The entire surgical staff did a great job during the procedure (from what I remember). I really appreciated everyone introducing themselves to me, especially when someone would go on a break.The nursing staff was wonderful and did a great job making sure I had everything I needed, including letting me walk around the ward.Overall, I left feeling in control of my health and my husband was empowered. We are so grateful for the care I received!

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Great staff, he’s friendly, hopeful, easy to understand

  • Jan 31, 2019


  • Jan 31, 2019

    Everything went as planned. In and out quickly. Relatable and friendly staff.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Yes, he is very informative ... Could have a punctual appointment.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    he a great doctor

  • Jan 18, 2019

    clear and reasonable discussion about issues

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Dr. Nazer helped me come to a difficult decision easily, and I have since felt very good about that decision, and I would recommend him to anybody. He's an excellent, excellent doctor. Great manner, great knowledge. I can't say enough. Alright. Thanks. Bye.

  • Jan 17, 2019

    He was on time and gave me as much time as I need to ask a multitude of questions about my procedure. He was positive and pleasant and showed real concern for me. He was great.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    He has been absolutely amazing to me. Easy to understand and genuinely concerned about my health.

  • Jan 10, 2019

    My experience was very good with him, and I appreciated the way he explained everything to me, a very nice person, and was willing to show me diagrams of procedures, and that sort of thing. Just a very excellent job. I appreciate him a lot. And that's all I really can say.

  • Jan 08, 2019

    He is a caring and honest man who explains things to me and my wife clearly and he is knowledgeable in his approach. We feel safe that he is really trying to help us with my health care needs. plus he is a really nice man. We enjoy meeting with him and regard his opinion highly.

  • Dec 20, 2018

    I am very impressed by his thorough preparation for my initial appointment. His professionalism and sensitivity is greatly appreciated.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    Dr. Nazer takes excellent care of me. He is extremely professional, kind and very importantly approachable. I have complete confidence in him and he has taken the fear and anxiety away from my situation and replaced it with hope and a positive outlook for my future.

  • Dec 13, 2018

    All comes down to trust!

  • Dec 10, 2018

    Dr. Nazer was extremely helpful and informative. He took his time to answer all of my questions in detail. He is extremely knowledgeable. I trusted his opinions and I came away feeling much better after the appointment than I did before. I believe I now understand my situation and am pleased with everything that he.... he said to me and I appreciate him taking so much time to explain things to me so carefully.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    I think Dr. Nazer is a miracle worker. He is fantastic. He explains things. He.... he lets you ask questions. He answers those questions. He... he speaks in open ended terms so that you can have questions that you didn't even know you had answered. He's just spectacular. I think Dr. Nazer is one of the best doctors I have ever seen.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    Dr. Nazer is very empathetic, has a great bed side manner, great with making one feel comfortable about what's going to happen, very informative, makes sure that the patient is aware of what's going to be happening and has a great team that follows his lead.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    The Doctors are amazing

  • Nov 15, 2018

    I like and admire so much about this doctor. He is obviously super smart and skilled at what he does, and he also really listens and has a very supportive and encouraging manner. He's a terrific educator and has helped me understand my diagnosis so much better and learn to live with it more positively and realistically as well.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    He took the necessary time, in a collaborative way, to explain the path we are going to take for treatment

  • Nov 14, 2018

    I am so fortunate to have Dr. Nazer shepherding my health. He is one of the best doctors I have worked with. I very much appreciate that he is collaborative, and that I am a partner in my care with him. He gave me plenty of time for all the questions I could imagine asking, and never once made me feel like my concerns were trivial or invalid. He gave me statistical data when it was available, and helped me make the best choices for ME. He has been attentive and re-assuring during my recovery as well. I wish all my doctors were as great as Dr. Nazer! My surgical experience with him (and OHSU) was the best it could possibly have been.

  • Nov 08, 2018

    This is a provider that did not listen to me. What I explained in terms of my symptoms he had an immediate answer and it was not related to my symptoms. He does not listen. He is not the smartest person in the room. It is not what I need from my care.

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