Cardiac Electrophysiologist Omar Shams, MD Provides Services for the Greater Richmond, Virginia Area

Get to know Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. Omar Shams, who serves the Richmond, Virginia area at his private practice and at Bon Secours Health System.

Currently serving patients at two private clinics: Cardiovascular Associates Of Virginia and Virginia Physicians Inc, as well as Bon Secours Health System, Dr. Shams is able to treat a wide variety of patients with his honed medical experience, technologies and techniques. His wide range of expertise encompasses a variety of ailments, including: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Stroke, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, and Arrhythmia.

Bon Secours Mercy Health’s Mission and values come to us from the compassionate ministries established more than 150 years ago by congregations of women religious. It is our commitment to continuing their legacies that fuels our passion to be of service to all who need our care and help, especially the poor, underserved and dying. Their dedication to excellence and service drives us to continually enhance the way that health care is delivered, promoting new levels of health care safety, quality and cost effectiveness.

Dr. Shams earned his medical degree and then continued his education by  internal medicine residency and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, LA. He obtained further training in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Maryland, where he specialized in the management of heart arrhythmia. With over thirteen years of experience in his field, Dr. Shams is at the forefront of his challenging field.

Dr. Shams stays current in his field by maintaining professional memberships in prestigious medical organizations. He is an expert in pacemaker and defibrillation implantation and management, and is committed to community education and clinical research. Dr. Shams has presented at both national and regional conferences, which allows him to contribute to furthering the field.

Cardiac electrophysiologists focus on your heart’s timing, or electrical, system and on diagnosing and treating irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias. Electrophysiologists are qualified to perform special tests of your heart’s electrical system, such as an electrophysiology study or an ablation. In addition, this heart doctor can implant a pacemaker or a defibrillator, which is similar to a pacemaker but can shock your heart back into rhythm should you need it.

Dr. Shams is committed to patient care and utilizes cutting-edge diagnostics and the latest medical technology to treat a wide range of heart issues. He is able to give back to the medical community with his knowledge and expertise.

Learn More About Dr. Omar Shams:

Through his profile:, he can also be found through the Bon Secours website: His phone number is: 804-794-6400. Dr. Shams is based out of Richmond, Virginia.

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