Orange County Cardiac Rhythm Institute


Orange County Cardiac
Rhythm Institute, P.C.

11100 Warner Ave., Suite 220
Fountain Valley, CA  92708
P:  714.751.1150
F:  714.751.1650


Mon - Fri: 8 AM to 6 PM

Sat: 9 AM to 1 PM



Dr. Rodney Ranaei is a board certified clinical cardiac electrophysiologist and cardiac device specialist with special interest and expertise in the interventional treatment of complex heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation. He moved to the Orange County area after 8 years of rigorous training in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and cardiac electrophysiology.

His long educational journey started at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology. He obtained his medical degree at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, where he was elected to Sigma Sigma Phi National Honor and Service Society. He then joined Loma Linda University Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals for his internship and residency in internal

Dr Rodney Ranaei

medicine. He continued his postdoctoral training in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Clinical Campus where he had the unparalleled opportunity of working at the largest medical center in the state with an open 24 hour cardiac catherization laboratory.   He also had the privilege of being trained at the busiest cardiac electrophysiology laboratory in the country by one of the founding fathers of cardiac electrophysiology in the world, Dr. Masood Akhtar. In pursuit of perfection, he decided to sharpen his clinical skills in complex radiofrequency catheter ablation through an advanced electrophysiology training track at the Good Samaritan Hospital and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he was able to perform and assist in over 120 complex ablation cases including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. By completing two independent cardiac electrophysiology fellowship programs and exposure to 12 different cardiac electrophysiologists from several prestigious programs, he was also extensively trained in various types of cardiac device implantation such as permanent pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices.

Dr. Ranaei is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and board certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine. He is also a Diplomate of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology. As a mark of distinction and through advanced training, certification and demonstrated commitment to the research and treatment of heart rhythm disorders, he has been recognized as a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS). He also holds fellowship status at the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.