Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, M.D.



Cardiovascular Medicine

Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Professor, Roger Tatarian Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Staff Cardiologist at VA Medical Center


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VA Northern CA Health Care System

10535 Hospital Way
Mather, CA 95655
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Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 916-366-5392
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


Cardiovascular Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Cardiovascular Services


M.D., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1984

Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1984-1985


Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1985-1987


Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1989-1991

Cardiology, University of Western Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1987-1989

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1988

American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, 1989

Professional Memberships

American Heart Association - Chair, Peer Review Committee

American Journal of Physiology - Member, Editorial Board, Circulation Research, Heart Rhythm

Heart Rhythm Society - Member, Research Committee

NIH Special Emphasis Panel - Member

NIH T32 Study Section - Member

Honors and Awards

Dean�s Excellence in Mentoring Award, 2011

Select Recent Publications

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Lu L, Timofeyev V, Li N, Rafizadeh S, Singapuri A, Harris TR and Chiamvimonvat N. Alpha-actinin2 cytoskeletal protein is required for the functional membrane localization. 2009;106:18402-7.


Rafizadeh S, Zhang Z, Woltz RL, Kim HJ, Myers RE, Lu L, Tuteja D, Singapuri A, Bigdeli AA, Harchache SB, Knowlton AA, Yarov-Yarovoy V, Yamoah EN and Chiamvimonvat N. Functional interaction with filamin A and intracellular Ca2+ enhance the surface membrane expression of a small-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ (SK2) channel. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111:9989-94

Timofeyev V, Myers RE, Kim HJ, Woltz RL, Sirish P, Heiserman JP, Li N, Singapuri A, Tang  T,  Yarov-Yarovoy  V,  Yamoah  EN,  Hammond  HK  and  Chiamvimonvat  N. Adenylyl cyclase subtype-specific compartmentalization: differential regulation of L-type Ca2+ current in ventricular myocytes. Circ Res. 2013;112:1567-76

Sirish P, Li N, Liu JY, Lee KS, Hwang SH, Qiu H, Zhao C, Ma SM, Lopez JE, Hammock BD and Chiamvimonvat N. Unique mechanistic insights into the beneficial effects of soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors in the prevention of cardiac fibrosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:5618-23.

Sirish P, Lopez JE, Li N, Wong A, Timofeyev V, Young JN, Majdi M, Li RA, Chen HS and Chiamvimonvat N. MicroRNA profiling predicts a variance in the proliferative potential of cardiac progenitor cells derived from neonatal and adult murine hearts. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2012;52:264-72.

Li N, Liu JY, Timofeyev V, Qiu H, Hwang SH, Tuteja D, Lu L, Yang J, Mochida H, Low R, Hammock BD and Chiamvimonvat N. Beneficial effects of soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors in myocardial infarction model: Insight gained using metabolomic approaches. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2009;47:835-45.

Lu L, Zhang Q, Timofeyev V, Zhang Z, Young JN, Shin HS, Knowlton AA, Chiamvimonvat N. Molecular coupling of a Ca2+-activated K+ channel to L-type Ca2+ channels via a-actinin2. Circ Res. 2007;100:112-120.

Xu D, Li N, He Y, Timofeyev V, Lu L, Tsai HJ, Kim IH, Tuteja D, Mateo RK, Singapuri A, Davis BB, Low R, Hammock BD, Chiamvimonvat N. Prevention and reversal of cardiac hypertrophy by soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:18733-18738.


Xu Y, Tuteja D, Zhang Z, Xu D, Zhang Y, Rodriguez J, Nie L, Tuxson HR, Young JN, Glatter KA, Vazquez AE, Yamoah EN, Chiamvimonvat N. Molecular identification and functional roles of a Ca2+-activated K+ channel in human and mouse hearts. J Biol Chem. 2003;278:49085-49094.