M. Bilal Munir, M.D. for UC Davis Health

M. Bilal Munir, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

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Internal Medicine


Cardiac Electrophysiology


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Cardiology Clinic
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Additional Numbers

Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Munir strongly believes in shared decision making with the patients with respect to their management and strives to implement evidence-based approaches towards their disease states. Dr. Munir's philosophy is to know his patients in detail so he can guide them to the best possible individualized treatment. Dr. Munir is skilled in catheter ablation of all types of supraventricular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation as well as ventricular tachycardia. Additionally, he also has a special interest in implantation of cardiac implantable devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices. Dr. Munir is also skillful in the implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices such as Watchman and laser leads extractions.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Munir is a cardiac electrophysiologist who is trained in the management of cardiac rhythm disorders. He has a special clinical interest in device implantations, device extractions and ablation procedures.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Munir is heavily focused on outcomes research in the areas of left atrial appendage occlusion, sudden cardiac arrest and cardiac implantable electronic devices. He has published more than 80 peer reviewed papers and has presented his work at the annual sessions of Heart Rhythm Society, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology. His work has been featured in leading cardiology journals such as Heart Rhythm, Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Journal of American Heart Association, JAMA Cardiology, Europace, American Heart Journal, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology among others.


Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical School

M.D., Rawalpindi Medical University, Rawalpindi Pakistan 2008


Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 2012-2013


Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA 2013-2015


Cardiac Electrophysiology, UC San Diego, San Diego CA 2020-2022


Cardiovascular Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV 2017-2020

Special session (Left atrial appendage complications, Cardiac resynchronization therapy utilization and Cardiac implantable devices recall) presentation, Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions, San Francisco CA, 2022

Best Abstract Winner, Western Atrial Fibrillation Symposium, Salt Lake City UT, 2022

Abstract Professor, Annual Sessions of American Heart Association, Chicago IL, 2022


Munir MB, Khan MZ, Darden D, Pasupula DK, Balla S, Han FT, Reeves R, Hsu JC. Pericardial effusion requiring intervention in patients undergoing percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion: Prevalence, predictors, and associated in-hospital adverse events from 17,700 procedures in the United States. Heart Rhythm. 2021 Sep;18(9):1508-1515. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2021.05.017. Epub 2021 May 18. PMID:34020049.

Khan MZ, Syed M, Agrawal P, Osman M, Khan MU, Alharbi A, Benjamin MM, Khan SU, Balla S, Munir MB. Baseline characteristics and outcomes of end-stage renal disease patients after in-hospital sudden cardiac arrest: a national perspective. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2021 Mar 16:10.1007/s10840-021-00977-1. doi:10.1007/s10840-021-00977-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID:33728550.

Khan MZ, Munir MB, Darden D, Pasupula DK, Balla S, Han FT, Reeves R, Hsu JC. Racial Disparities in In-Hospital Adverse Events Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Implanted With a Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device: A US National Perspective. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2021 May;14(5):e009691. doi:10.1161/CIRCEP.120.009691. Epub 2021 Apr 28. PMID:33909473.

Darden D, Duong T, Du C, Munir MB, Han FT, Reeves R, Saw J, Zeitler EP, Al-Khatib SM, Russo AM, Minges KE, Curtis JP, Freeman JV, Hsu JC. Sex Differences in Procedural Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: Insights From the NCDR LAAO Registry. JAMA Cardiol. 2021 Nov 1;6(11):1275-1284. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2021.3021. Erratum in: JAMA Cardiol. 2021 Oct 20. PMID:34379072.

Munir MB, Khan MZ, Darden D, Nishimura M, Vanam S, Pasupula DK, Asad ZUA, Bhagat A, Zahid S, Osman M, Balla S, Han FT, Reeves R, Hsu JC. Association of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease with procedural complications and in-hospital outcomes from left atrial appendage occlusion device implantation in patients with atrial fibrillation: Insights from the national inpatient sample of 36,065 procedures. Heart Rhythm O2. 2021 Aug 21;2(5):472-479. doi:10.1016/j.hroo.2021.08.002. PMID:34667962.

Munir MB, Birgersdotter-Green U. Low-temperature electrocautery for secondary cardiac implantable electronic device implantation: Are we ready for their routine clinical application? Heart Rhythm. 2021 Jul;18(7):1151-1152. doi:10.1016/j.hrthm.2021.03.045. Epub 2021 Apr 8. PMID:33839328.

Munir MB, Khan MZ, Darden D, Pasupula DK, Balla S, Han FT, Reeves R, Hsu JC. Contemporary procedural trends of Watchman percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion in the United States. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2021 Jan;32(1):83-92. doi:10.1111/jce.14804. Epub 2020 Nov 11. PMID:33155356.

Khan MZ, Sulaiman S, Agrawal P, Osman M, Khan MU, Khan SU, Balla S, Munir MB. Targeted temperature management in cardiac arrest patients with a non-shockable rhythm: A national perspective. Am Heart J. 2020 Jul;225:129-137. doi:10.1016/j.ahj.2020.04.023. Epub 2020 May 3. PMID:32485327.

Alam MB, Munir MB, Rattan R, Flanigan S, Adelstein E, Jain S, Saba S. Battery longevity in cardiac resynchronization therapy implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Europace. 2014 Feb;16(2):246-51. doi:10.1093/europace/eut301. Epub 2013 Oct 6. PMID:24099864.