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

M. Bilal Munir, M.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Heart Station, 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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UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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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 supra-ventricular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation as well as ventricular tachycardia. Additionally, he also has a special interest in implantation of cardiac implantable devices such as pacemakers with a special focus on conduction system (left bundle area) pacing, 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 130 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, JACC EP, 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

To see a full list of M. Bilal Munir's publications, please click here. 

Amin AM, Ghaly R, Ibrahim AA, Ali MA, Almaadawy O, Elzahaby A, Abuelazm M, Abdelazeem B, Munir MB. Efficacy and safety of high-power short-duration ablation for atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2024 Mar 9. doi: 10.1007/s10840-024-01782-2. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38460090

Khan MZ, Nassar S, Nguyen A, Khan MU, Sattar Y, Alruwaili W, Gonuguntla K, Mazek H, Asad ZUA, Agarwal S, Raina S, Balla S, Nguyen B, Fan D, Darden D, Munir MB. Contemporary trends of leadless pacemaker implantation in the United States. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2024 May 2. doi: 10.1111/jce.16295. PMID: 38695242

Khan MZ, Sattar Y, Alruwaili W, Nassar S, Alhajji M, Alyami B, Nguyen AT, Neely J, Abideen Asad ZU, Agarwal S, Raina S, Balla S, Nguyen B, Fan D, Darden D, Munir MB. Pericardial effusion requiring intervention in patients undergoing leadless pacemaker implantation: A real-world analysis from the National Inpatient Sample database. Heart Rhythm O2. 2024;5:217-223. PMID: 38690142

Khan MZ, Nguyen A, Khan MU, Sattar Y, Alruwaili W, Gonuguntla K, Sohaib Hayat HM, Mendez M, Nassar S, Abideen Asad ZU, Agarwal S, Raina S, Balla S, Nguyen B, Fan D, Darden D, Munir MB. Association of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease with procedural complications and inpatient outcomes of leadless pacemaker implantations across the United States. Heart Rhythm. 2024 Apr 2:S1547-5271(24)02311-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38574789

Khan MZ, Shatla I, Darden D, Neely J, Mir T, Abideen Asad ZU, Agarwal S, Raina S, Balla S, Singh GD, Srivatsa U, Munir MB. Intracranial bleeding and associated outcomes in atrial fibrillation patients undergoing percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion: Insights from National Inpatient Sample 2016-2020.  Heart Rhythm O2. 2023;4:433-439. PMID: 37520018

Darden D, Aldaas O, Du C, Munir MB, Feld GK, Pothineni NVK, Gopinathannair R, Lakkireddy D, Curtis JP, Freeman JV, Akar JG, Hsu JC. In-hospital complications associated with pulmonary vein isolation with adjunctive lesions: the NCDR AFib Ablation Registry. Europace. 2023 May 15;25(5):euad124. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37184436

Messele LF, Khan MZ, Darden D, Agarwal S, Krishan S, Pasupula DK, Ul Abideen Asad Z, Balla S, Singh GD, Srivatsa UN, Munir MB. Outcomes of percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion device implantation in atrial fibrillation patients based on underlying stroke risk. Europace. 2023;25:1415-1422. PMID: 36881781 

Agarwal S, Asad ZUA, Khan MZ, Messele LF, Darden D, Pasupula DK, Singh GD, Srivatsa UN, Zahid S, Balla S, DeSimone CV, Deshmukh A, Munir MB. Morbid obesity is associated with increased procedural complications and worse in-hospital outcomes after percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion device implantation. Heart Rhythm. 2023;20:637-639. PMID: 36581172

Munir MB, Khan MZ, Darden D, Abideen Asad ZU, Osman M, Singh GD, Srivatsa UN, Han FT, Reeves R, Hsu JC. Association of heart failure 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 62980 procedures. Europace. 2022;24:1451-1459. PMID: 35613020

Munir MB, Hsu JC. Left atrial appendage occlusion should be offered only to select atrial fibrillation patients. Heart Rhythm O2. 2022;3:448-454. PMID: 36097461