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

4.8 out of 5 (212 Ratings, 105 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

4.8 out of 5 (212 Ratings, 105 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

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Dr. Nazer is caring and thoughtful, and he provides me with excellent care.

  • Sep 25, 2019

    Totally professional. Told me my option and at my request he made recommendations which I accepted.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    Dr. Nazer is everything you could want in a physician. He is compassionate, competent, warm and caring. I have total confidence in him.

  • Sep 17, 2019

    very attentive and knowledgeable

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Yes, my doctor was very good and did a good job. Thank you.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    Excellent knows he about my condition.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    I always appreciate seeing this provider. He is thorough, answers all of my questions, and is never rushed. What a great experience! ( his MA John is fantastic as well!)

  • Sep 05, 2019

    Not crazy about driving down at waterfront but very happy with care. Parking at Koehler and physician building is easier

  • Sep 04, 2019

    I was early but was "roomed" within minutes of arrival and the doctor came to see me as soon as the MA was done with her part of my visit. Dr. Nazer was professional, friendly, thorough, knowledgeable and compassionate.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Excellent communicator and bedside manner

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Dr. Nazer takes the time to explain everything and exudes confidence. He has the perfect bedside manner coupled with expert skills.

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Excellent service!

  • Aug 11, 2019

    He took the time to listen to my concerns and does his best to speak to me in a language that I can understand.

  • Aug 10, 2019

    Very professional, very I think compassionate and just very attentive to the process and the feelings of me the client. We just very impressed overall.

  • Aug 10, 2019

    Dr. Nazer is a fine doctor and surgeon. The operation to implant a subcutaneous defibrillator was horrible, but not because of him. He and the other doctors did the best they could with a tough situation, so I respect that.

  • Aug 07, 2019

    Pleasant - drew me a picture to help explain what was going on.Good listener and answered all my questions .Gave me options so I had input into managing my health

  • Aug 02, 2019

    Very pleasant, straightforward doctor obviously confident in his skills.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Yes, my provider with Babak Nazer and I've always been very happy, very satisfied with his attention to detail, his willingness to listen, his very positive spirit when he meets you in the examination room, people that enter before him to take vital signs are also very good and I would definitely recommend him and his staff.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    He's very thorough. His team seemed to be extremely knowledgeable and put myself and my wife at ease as to what steps we need to take.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Great expertise, trust his recommendations, excellent communicator.

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Smooth, courteous, friendly

  • Jul 19, 2019

    I was very impressed with the OHSU Cardiology Department from the moment I walked in the door, everyone who work there was very competent and kind and personable Dr. Nazer is very knowledgeable and personable and kind of spelled out my options. Yeah, it was an overall excellent experience. Thank you.

  • Jul 17, 2019

    He was friendly, knowledgeable, and caring

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Great experience.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    I am very happy with OHSU's service for ... for me and heart condition that I have and following through with it making sure that I'm alive and well. And I would recommend OHSU to anyone at all that needs something to help keep them alive, but sure. And we're in the city with many hospitals. I would probably recommend any of them, but OHSU has been doing a good job for me, and I appreciate that. Thank you very much.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Spent entire day in cardiology. Nice visit. Pleased with everyone and their expertise.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Dr. Nazer takes the time to completely explain how, why and the alternatives to treat my condition. He is very personable and professional. He has a great ability to put you at ease.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    He is a very kind and thoughtful practitioner. He arranged to combine my two appointments (visit with him and pacemaker interrogation) making it convenient for both of us. He was attentive to my needs and offered choices to me about a course of treatment.

  • Jul 07, 2019

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

  • Jun 14, 2019

    Dr. Nazer is so considerate and very thorough.

  • 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 12, 2019

    As a new patient, I was pleased to see that the team had prepared properly by looking at my records. The team was knowledgeable and helpful. No question went unanswered.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    They explained everything

  • Jun 05, 2019

    It was very, very pleasant. Thank you very much. Appreciate it.

  • May 22, 2019

    Very professional.

  • May 16, 2019

    Very attentive.

  • 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 09, 2019

    So kind and compassionate, and so helpful explaining everything, discussing the options, and steering me in the right direction for treatment. I did not feel rushed; felt like I was listened to and respected. I came away with such a feeling of confidence about the right course of action for now, and feel like I will be followed closely so that when it's time to change course I will be helped all the way. Found the best doc for me!

  • 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.

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