Huy Phan, MD PhD FHRS
Dr. Phan graduated summa cum laude with honors from the University of Arizona with a BS degree in Molecular Cellular Biology. He completed his combined MD/PhD degree at the University of Texas – Houston Medical School and the MD Anderson Cancer Center. His PhD’s focus was in Molecular Genetics. Then, he returned to Tucson for his residency at the University of Arizona – Medical Center and served a year as Chief Resident in the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Phan then pursued his fellowship training in General Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of California – San Diego. He is board certified in both specialties. Dr. Phan is also board certified in Echocardiography. Dr. Phan has served patients in the East Valley area since 2012.
Dr. Phan has expertise in medical treatment and ablation of various cardiac
arrhythmias. Dr. Phan is skilled in both radiofrequency ablation and cryo-ablation for atrial fibrillation. Dr. Phan employs cutting edge new technologies in 3-D mapping and ablation to improve outcomes and patient’s safety. Dr. Phan is the first Cardiac Electrophysiologist in the state of Arizona who has eliminated the use of X-ray fluoroscopy in ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).
In addition, Dr. Phan implants a wide spectrum of cardiac devices such as loop recorders, pacemakers, defibrillators, and bi-ventricular systems (cardiac re-synchronization therapy). Furthermore, Dr. Phan implants WATCHMAN devices to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation who cannot tolerate blood thinner.
Dr. Phan has also participated in scientific research and been a co-investigator in multiple ongoing clinical studies. He has presented at many national and international conferences. Dr. Phan is a Fellow of the Heart & Rhythm Society (FHRS) and the American College of Cardiology (FACC).
Dr. Phan speaks fluent English and Vietnamese. He lives in Chandler with his wife Tammy who had taught special ed children at Chandler Unified School District. They enjoy traveling, hiking, gardening, and singing karaoke in their free time.
Erica Brackin joined Valley Heart Rhythm Specialists in June 2019. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arizona in 2007. After graduation, Erica worked for 7 years in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care at Banner Heart hospital. She then earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner in 2013. Erica has more than 10 years experience in the field of Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology. She is board certified with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is also a member of the Heart and Rhythm Society as well as the American College of Cardiology.
Erica is passionate about cardiovascular diseases, especially rhythm abnormalities. She is eager to help patients keeping their hearts healthy. Erica is excited to be part of Dr. Phan’s team and is looking forward to provide excellent patient’s care.
Erica was born in Pennsylvania but has been in Arizona for more than 30 years (so yes, she considers herself a native!). She currently lives in Ahwatukee with her husband, two children and two dogs. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and running.
BS, MSN, C-FNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner