Thomas Jared Bunch

Thomas Jared Bunch

Head Of Section - Heart Rhythm Services

University of Utah Health, Utah, US

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Personal History

A native of Logan Utah , Dr Thomas Jared Bunch is an Electrophysiologist focused on heart rhythms.2

He is an avid sports fan particularly devoted to his alma mater. He enjoys long distance running, endurance training, community work with youth organizations and mentoring young clinical investigators.5


Academic History

Dr Bunch got his BA from Utah State University with University and Department honours and the Bill Robbins memorial award for leadership, service and academics. In 2000, he received his medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine with alpha omega alpha honours.1, 2

He completed two Fellowships in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (2008) and Cardiovascular Disease (2007) and a residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education (2003). Following this, he joined the cardiovascular team at Intermountain Heart Institute and directed heart rhythm research.1, 2

During his fellowships, Dr Bunch received the Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award for clinical care of patients and the Donald C. Balfour Award for meritorious research. During residency, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Department of Medicine, the Resident Research Award from the Department of Medicine and the Donald J. Feist Primary Care Clinic Award for Clinical Excellence.2


Career Overview

Dr Bunch is the Head of Heart Rhythm Services at the University of Utah Health. 

He specializes in the diagnosis and management of heart rhythm disorders. He performs a broad range of procedures including endocardial and epicardial catheter ablation, insertion of implantable loop recorders, pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and biventricular ICDs and pacemakers.3

He has ablation experience in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms including supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation and premature ventricular contractions.3

Dr Bunch is involved in multiple national and international trials involving cardiac rhythm management. He has published over 140 manuscripts, 10 book chapters and presented over 150 national and international abstracts on these topics.4

Dr Bunch is active in the Heart Rhythm Society and has served as an ambassador for Central and South America and Southeast Asia. He is the founding editor of the Heart Rhythm Case Reports Journal. He is a section editor for Current Cardiology Risk Reports, Heart Rhythm Journal and a guest editor for American Heart Journal. He is on the editorial boards of the Heart Rhythm Journal, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Heart, American Heart Journal, JACC electrophysiology and the Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management.3


Career Timeline

  • 2003 - 2007: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic 
  • 2013 - 2017: Columnist, Everyday Health
  • 2008 - 2019: Medical Director, Heart Rhythm Services, Intermountain Healthcare
  • 2015 - 2019: Affiliated Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University
  • 2019: Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • 2019 - 2020: Medical Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, University of Utah School of Medicine
  • 2014 - Present: Editor-in-chief, HeartRhythm Case Reports, Heart Rhythm Society
  • 2015 - Present: Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University
  • 2020 - Present: Head Of Section - Heart Rhythm Services, University of Utah Health 


Areas of Speciality

  • Heart Rhythm Disorders
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology



  • Donald C. Balfour Award For Meritorious Research
  • Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award for Clinical Care of Patients
  • 2014 & 2017: Physician Researcher of the Year for the Intermountain Healthcare System
  • 2012: Healthcare Hero Award for Innovation by the Utah Business Association






Link to articles from Radcliffe Cardiology


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Articles by Thomas Jared Bunch, Head Of Section - Heart Rhythm Services

This is Your Brain, and This is Your Brain on Atrial Fibrillation: The Roles of Cardiac Malperfusion Events and Vascular Dysfunction in Cognitive Impairment

Brian Zenger, Scott Rizzi, Benjamin A Steinberg, et al


Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2023;12:e01.

Impact of Catheter Ablation on Stroke, Cognitive Decline and Dementia

Tyson S Burnham, Monte L Scott, Benjamin A Steinberg, et al


Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(3):205–10.

Atrial Fibrillation and Dementia: Exploring the Association, Defining Risks and Improving Outcomes

Thomas Jared Bunch, Oxana Galenko, Kevin G Graves, et al


Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2019;8(1):8–12