Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD, MBA

Senior Medical Advisor, UPMC Enterprises; Executive Director, UPMC Perioperative and Surgical Services; Peter and Eva Safar Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine; Professor of Bioengineering and Biomedical Informatics University of Pittsburgh and UPMC

Aman Mahajan, MD, PhD, MBA, serves as chair of Perioperative Services at UPMC. Prior to joining UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Mahajan served as the Executive Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and as the Ronald L. Katz Professor of Anesthesiology and Bioengineering. He was also the Executive Director of the UCLA Operative Services and a Co-Director of the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Program.

After receiving his MD in 1991 from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, Dr. Mahajan completed a one-year post-graduate fellowship in anesthesiology and intensive care medicine at the same university. He then completed his internship in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital-Johns Hopkins University and his anesthesiology residency and a cardiac anesthesiology fellowship at UCLA.

In 2006, Dr. Mahajan received his PhD in Physiology from UCLA (cardiac electrophysiology and biophysics) and he earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts in 2016. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners, and the National Board of Echocardiography.

Dr. Mahajan is also a successful entrepreneur, serving as Founder and Chief Technology Officer for three start-ups in the med-tech field.

Dr. Mahajan’s main areas of research include understanding mechanisms of sudden cardiac death, determining cardiac structure and function in heart disease, and design of cardiac biosensors. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in his career. As an editorial board member and reviewer of several leading scientific journals he actively contributes towards the research and innovation in the field.

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