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Edward Gerstenfeld, M.D.

Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia

Dr. Edward P. Gerstenfeld is chief of the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service at UCSF Medical Center. His expertise includes the treatment of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeats, with catheter ablation, including endocardial and epicardial ablation, for atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardias and ventricular tachycardia. He also specializes in treating patients with inherited arrhythmia syndromes such as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HOCM), Brugada syndrome, long QT syndrome and adult congenital heart disease. Treatments include implantation of pacemakers, defribrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy.

In his research, Gerstenfeld studies the mechanisms of arrhythmia, signal processing, electrocardiography, new technologies for mapping and ablation of arrhythmias. He is the primary investigator for several clinical trials. Gerstenfeld earned a medical degree at Northwestern Medical School in Chicago and a master's of science in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University in Chicago. He completed a residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, a cardiology fellowship at the University of Massschusetts in Worcester, a research fellowship at UCSF and an electrophysiology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the Heart Rhythm Society and American Heart Association. He has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters and lectures on mapping and treating arrhythmias. He is an associate professor of medicine at UCSF.

Clinics

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1, Room 094
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2554
Fax: (415) 353-2528

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

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Education

Northwestern University School of Medicine 1993

Residencies

Beth Israel Hospital 1996

Fellowships

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Cardiology 1999
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Research 2000
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Electrophysiology 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Gerstenfeld EP. Contact force-sensing catheters: evolution or revolution in catheter ablation technology? Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Feb 1; 7(1):5-6.
  2. Nazer B, Gerstenfeld EP, Hata A, Crum LA, Matula TJ. Cardiovascular applications of therapeutic ultrasound. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2014 Apr; 39(3):287-94.
  3. Stepanyan G, Gerstenfeld EP. Atrial fibrillation ablation in octogenarians: where do we stand? Curr Cardiol Rep. 2013 Oct; 15(10):406.
  4. Mountantonakis SE, Gerstenfeld EP. Reply: the challenge of voltage channels. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jan 7; 63(1):90-1.
  5. Gerstenfeld EP, Everett TH. Internal atrial defibrillation revisited: how low can we go? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Jan 7; 63(1):49-51.
  6. Hsu JC, Badhwar N, Gerstenfeld EP, Lee RJ, Mandyam MC, Dewland TA, Imburgia KE, Hoffmayer KS, Vedantham V, Lee BK, Tseng ZH, Scheinman MM, Olgin JE, Marcus GM. Randomized trial of conventional transseptal needle versus radiofrequency energy needle puncture for left atrial access (the TRAVERSE-LA study). J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Oct; 2(5):e000428.
  7. Ermakov S, Hoffmayer KS, Gerstenfeld EP, Scheinman MM. Combination drug therapy for patients with intractable ventricular tachycardia associated with right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Jan; 37(1):90-4.
  8. Scheinman M, Gerstenfeld E. Mapping of complex atrial tachycardia circuits by 3-dimensional body surface mapping: the first step in the dawn of a new era. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Sep 3; 62(10):898-9.
  9. Kapa S, Epstein AE, Callans DJ, Garcia FC, Lin D, Bala R, Riley MP, Hutchinson MD, Gerstenfeld EP, Tzou W, Marchlinski FE, Frankel DS, Cooper JM, Supple G, Deo R, Verdino RJ, Patel VV, Dixit S. Assessing arrhythmia burden after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation using an implantable loop recorder: the ABACUS study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Aug; 24(8):875-81.
  10. Dukkipati SR, Kuck KH, Neuzil P, Woollett I, Kautzner J, McElderry HT, Schmidt B, Gerstenfeld EP, Doshi SK, Horton R, Metzner A, d'Avila A, Ruskin JN, Natale A, Reddy VY. Pulmonary vein isolation using a visually guided laser balloon catheter: the first 200-patient multicenter clinical experience. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2013 Jun; 6(3):467-72.
  11. Hoffmayer KS, Gerstenfeld EP. Diagnosis and management of idiopathic ventricular tachycardia. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2013 Apr; 38(4):131-58.
  12. Mountantonakis SE, Park RE, Frankel DS, Hutchinson MD, Dixit S, Cooper J, Callans D, Marchlinski FE, Gerstenfeld EP. Relationship between voltage map "channels" and the location of critical isthmus sites in patients with post-infarction cardiomyopathy and ventricular tachycardia. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 May 21; 61(20):2088-95.
  13. Leong-Sit P, Robinson M, Zado ES, Callans DJ, Garcia F, Lin D, Dixit S, Bala R, Riley MP, Hutchinson MD, Cooper J, Gerstenfeld EP, Marchlinski FE. Inducibility of atrial fibrillation and flutter following pulmonary vein ablation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2013 Jun; 24(6):617-23.
  14. Frankel DS, Tschabrunn CM, Cooper JM, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Riley MP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE. Apical ventricular tachycardia morphology in left ventricular nonischemic cardiomyopathy predicts poor transplant-free survival. Heart Rhythm. 2013 May; 10(5):621-6.
  15. Hoffmayer KS, Bhave PD, Marcus GM, James CA, Tichnell C, Chopra N, Moxey L, Krahn AD, Dixit S, Stevenson W, Calkins H, Badhwar N, Gerstenfeld EP, Scheinman MM. An electrocardiographic scoring system for distinguishing right ventricular outflow tract arrhythmias in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy from idiopathic ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2013 Apr; 10(4):477-82.
  16. Hutchinson MD, Garcia FC, Mandel JE, Elkassabany N, Zado ES, Riley MP, Cooper JM, Bala R, Frankel DS, Lin D, Supple GE, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE. Efforts to enhance catheter stability improve atrial fibrillation ablation outcome. Heart Rhythm. 2013 Mar; 10(3):347-53.
  17. Gerstenfeld EP. Recurrent ventricular tachycardia after catheter ablation in post-infarct cardiomyopathy: "failure" of ablation or progression of the substrate? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Jan 8; 61(1):74-6.
  18. Campos B, Jauregui ME, Park KM, Mountantonakis SE, Gerstenfeld EP, Haqqani H, Garcia FC, Hutchinson MD, Callans DJ, Dixit S, Lin D, Riley MP, Tzou W, Cooper JM, Bala R, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE. New unipolar electrogram criteria to identify irreversibility of nonischemic left ventricular cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Nov 20; 60(21):2194-204.
  19. Tschabrunn CM, Haqqani HM, Cooper JM, Dixit S, Garcia FC, Gerstenfeld EP, Callans DJ, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE. Percutaneous epicardial ventricular tachycardia ablation after noncoronary cardiac surgery or pericarditis. Heart Rhythm. 2013 Feb; 10(2):165-9.
  20. Moss JD, Gerstenfeld EP, Deo R, Hutchinson MD, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Dixit S. ECG criteria for accurate localization of left anterolateral and posterolateral accessory pathways. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2012 Dec; 35(12):1444-50.

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