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C. Anwar Chahal, MD, PhD, FACC, MRCP, FESC

C. Anwar Chahal, MD


Languages spoken: Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, English

WellSpan Medical Group

My Locations

WellSpan Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease
157 N Reading Rd, Suite 157
Ephrata, PA 17522

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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

Like many clinicians, I was driven by a fascination with science combined with service to humanity, which was nurtured by family and teachers. Being able to help solve problems and contribute to care of patients is immensely satisfying and a privilege. Thus, it was the best natural fit to combine these aspects with a career in medicine. After graduating, I knew the heart was the organ I most wanted to study and recognized that I am both a ‘thinker’ and a ‘doer’. Cardiology was the best specialty for me as it combines precise state-of-the-art diagnostics with management with evidence-based medical therapies and quasi-surgical interventions (such as catheterization, pacemakers and ablation), with accurate prognostication.

What I want my patients to know about me:

My approach to caring for my patients is to deliver the best, up to date care available and striving to ensure that no stone is left unturned to determine not only what the diagnoses are, but what the causes of these are. In addition to clinical work and teaching, I also contribute to cutting edge research and want to make these opportunities available to my patients with rapid translation to the bedside. My areas include arrhythmia, imaging, inherited (genetic) cardiac diseases and sudden death syndromes. I have trained in cardiac electrophysiology, imaging and genetic cardiac disease in my country of origin, the UK, as well as in the US (PhD at Mayo Clinic and Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Pennsylvania). I endeavor to deliver the knowledge, skills and experience to my patients.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

Outside of work I spend as much time as possible with my young family. I have 4 daughters who believe in the magical world of unicorns. As a fan of classical learning, I try to teach them the trivium – the liberal arts of grammar, logic and rhetoric! I am often humbled and reminded that I need to master these too! I also enjoy reading philosophy, popular psychology and current affairs.

Clinical Interests

  • Genetics
  • Arrhythmia Management
  • Arrhythmias/Pacemaker
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Atrial Fib Ablation
  • Athletic Training
  • Atrial Fibrillation (afib)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiology
  • Defibrillators
  • Defibrillator Management
  • E.K.G.
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pacemaker Insertion
  • Pacemaker Management
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiovascular Research
  • Syncope
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Cardiac Amyloidosis
  • Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes
  • Sudden Death Syndromes
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • CPVT
  • Idiopathic VF
  • Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Genomics & Precision Medicine

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: University of Leeds
  • Internship Program: Leeds Teaching Hospital | Internal Medicine
  • Residency Program: King's College London | Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship Program: St. George's University of London | Critical Care
  • Fellowship Program: University College London Hospitals
  • Fellowship Program: University of Pennsylvania Health System | Electrophysiology

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital
  • WellSpan Ephrata Hospital
  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
  • WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital
  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • HPP/Jefferson Health Plan
  • Humana
  • InterGroup/Prime Health Services
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tower Health PPO
  • Tricare
  • UHC
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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