Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Atrial fibrillation
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Residency, New York Presbyterian Columbia Campus
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital|Fellowship, Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Danik was born and raised in New Jersey.  He attended Rutgers University and received his MD degree from the New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ.  He completed his internship and medical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York.  After completing his general cardiovascular fellowship  at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, he spent the final two years of his training in cardiovascular electrophysiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  He earned a master of science in clinical investigation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, he joined the staff of the cardiovascular electrophysiology division at MGH in 2007.

Dr. Danik is the director of the experimental electrophysiology laboratory where he is able to pursue his research interests that include imaging the substrate of ventricular tachyarrhythmias.  His clinical interests also include development of catheter based technologies and device infections.

Research & Publications

Research Summary
My current area of research includes both experimental and clinical areas of work.

Experimentally, we are using novel imaging modalities such as PET-CT in the large animal model to help visualize the circuits which are responsible for ventricular tachycardia and sudden death.  We were fortunate to obtain a Harvard Catalyst Grant to help in this endeavor. 

On the clinical side, we are involved in ongoing research in pacemaker and defibrillator infections and understanding the risk factors in this pathological process as well as the optimal treatment modalities.  We are part of a large multicenter study sponsered by the American Heart Association.

We are also investigating the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients who have undergone pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.  We hope to be able to use MRI to predict which patients are at risk stratification for the success or failure of the procedure to allow for a better decision making process as to the optimal form of therapy for atrial fibrillation.

Finally, we are part of the process in understanding which patients with sarcoidosis are at high risk for ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.  We are part of a multicenter study that is investigating which patients are most likey to benefit from defibrillator implantation for the prevention of sudden cardiac death.

Select Publications:

  • Danik SB, Neuzil P, Davila A, Malchano Z, Kralovec S, Ruskin JN, Reddy VY. Evaluation ofCatheter Ablation of Peri-Atrial Ganglionic Plexi in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Am JCardiol. 2008
  • Prunier F, Kawase Y, Gianni D, Scapin C, Danik SB, Ellinor PT, Hajjar RF, DelMonte F.Prevention of ventricular arrhythmias with sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ ATPase pumpoverexpression in a porcine model of ischemia reperfusion. Circulation. 2008;118(6):614-622.
  • Oliveira JC, Martinelli M, D'Orio Nishioka SA, Varejao T, Uipe D, Andrade Pedrosa AA, Costa R, D'Avila A, Danik SB. Efficacy of Antibiotic Prophylaxis Before the Implantation ofPacemakers and Cardioverter-Defibrillators: Results of a Large, Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.2009;2(1): 29-34.
  • Reddy VY, Neuzil P, Themistoclakis S, Danik S, Bonso A, Rossillo A, Raviele A, Schweikert R,Sabine E, Kuck KH, Natale A. Visually Guided Ballon Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation:Experimental Feasibility and "First in Man" Multicenter Clinical Outcome. Circulation.2009;120 (1): 12-20,


Electrophysiology Lab/Arrhythmia Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-5557