Clinical nurse specialist
Charles Witherell is a clinical nurse specialist who cares for patients whose heart rhythm disturbances are treated with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. His particular focus is the emotional issues of patients and their families when faced with these treatments.
Witherell completed a nursing degree with highest honors at Northeastern University in 1975 and earned a master's degree in nursing with high honors at Boston College in 1976. He speaks nationally in his area and has written several articles on heart rhythm control devices, including a book on telemetry, the process of monitoring heart rhythms in hospitalized patients with wireless transmitters.
This health care professional is not a member of UCSF Medical Group. Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for services.