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Ronn Tanel, M.D.

Director of the pediatric Arrhythmia Center
Pediatric cardiologist

Dr. Ronn Tanel. a pediatric electrophysiologist, is director of the Pediatric Arrhythmia Center at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He specializes in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms, in fetuses, infants, children, adolescents and young adults. He also treats children with congenital heart disease who develop arrhythmias. His expertise includes treatments such as radiofrequency catheter ablation, cryoablation, pacemakers and implantable cardioverters-defibrillators. In his research, he focuses on arrhythmias that occur following repair of congenital heart disease and understanding the natural history of arrhythmias in children. He also is interested in the long-term follow-up of children who have undergone catheter ablation therapy.

Tanel earned a medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship and training in pediatric electrophysiology at Children's Hospital Boston. He is a member of Heart Rhythm Society, Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society and American Heart Association. Prior to joining UCSF, he was an electrophysiologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from 1998 to 2008.

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Education

University of Miami School of Medicine 1988

Residencies

UCSD Medical Center, Pediatrics 1992

Fellowships

Boston Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Pediatric Cardiology 1997

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Aug; 30(8):588-9.
  2. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Jul; 30(7):508-9.
  3. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Jun; 30(6):447-8.
  4. Singh DK, Viswanathan MN, Tanel RE, Lee RJ, Lee BK, Marcus GM, Olgin JE, Han F, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Pellegrini C, Kawamura M, Gerstenfeld EP, Badhwar N, Scheinman M. His overdrive pacing during supraventricular tachycardia: A novel maneuver for distinguishing atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia from atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Aug; 11(8):1327-35.
  5. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 May; 30(5):370-1.
  6. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Apr; 30(4):283-4.
  7. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Mar; 30(3):224-5.
  8. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Feb; 30(2):134-5.
  9. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Jan; 30(1):74-5.
  10. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Nov; 29(11):1241-2.
  11. McCanta AC, Tanel RE, Gralla J, Runciman DM, Collins KK. The Fate of Nontargeted Endocardial Leads during the Extraction of One or More Targeted Leads in Pediatrics and Congenital Heart Disease. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Jan; 37(1):104-8.
  12. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Oct; 29(10):1132-3.
  13. O'Byrne ML, Mercer-Rosa L, Zhao H, Zhang X, Yang W, Tanel RE, Marino BS, Cassedy A, Fogel MA, Rychik J, Paridon S, Goldmuntz E. Morbidity in children and adolescents after surgical correction of interrupted aortic arch. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Mar; 35(3):386-92.
  14. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Sep; 29(9):1051-2.
  15. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Aug; 29(8):953-4.
  16. O'Byrne ML, Mercer-Rosa L, Zhao H, Zhang X, Yang W, Cassedy A, Fogel MA, Rychik J, Tanel RE, Marino BS, Paridon S, Goldmuntz E. Morbidity in children and adolescents after surgical correction of truncus arteriosus communis. Am Heart J. 2013 Sep; 166(3):512-8.
  17. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Jul; 29(7):874-5.
  18. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Jun; 29(6):778-9.
  19. Seslar SP, Kugler J, Batra AS, Collins KK, Crosson J, Dubin AM, Etheridge S, Kanter R, Papez A, Radbill AE, Serwer GA, Tanel RE, Tsao S, Webster G, Saarel EV. The Multicenter Pediatric and Adult Congenital EP Quality (MAP-IT) Initiative-rationale and design: report from the pediatric and congenital electrophysiology society's MAP-IT taskforce. Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 Sep-Oct; 8(5):381-92.
  20. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 May; 29(5):688-9.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.