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Ronn Tanel, M.D.

Director of the Pediatric Arrhythmia Center
Pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist

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. 2015 Jul; 31(7):542-3.
  2. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Jun; 31(6):463-4.
  3. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 May; 31(5):388-9.
  4. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Apr; 31(4):315-6.
  5. Ceresnak SR, Dubin AM, Kim JJ, Valdes SO, Fishberger SB, Shetty I, Zimmerman F, Tanel RE, Epstein MR, Motonaga KS, Capone CA, Nappo L, Gates GJ, Pass RH. Success Rates in Pediatric WPW Ablation Are Improved with 3-Dimensional Mapping Systems Compared with Fluoroscopy Alone: A Multicenter Study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2015 Apr; 26(4):412-6.
  6. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Mar; 31(3):228-9.
  7. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Feb; 31(2):159-60.
  8. Czosek RJ, Cassedy AE, Wray J, Wernovsky G, Newburger JW, Mussatto KA, Mahony L, Tanel RE, Cohen MI, Franklin RC, Brown KL, Rosenthal D, Drotar D, Marino BS. Quality of life in pediatric patients affected by electrophysiologic disease. Heart Rhythm. 2015 May; 12(5):899-908.
  9. Mercer-Rosa L, Paridon SM, Fogel MA, Rychik J, Tanel RE, Zhao H, Zhang X, Yang W, Shults J, Goldmuntz E. 22q11.2 deletion status and disease burden in children and adolescents with tetralogy of fallot. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2015 Feb; 8(1):74-81.
  10. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Jan; 31(1):81-2.
  11. Hiremath G, Li W, Foltz R, Roy-Burman A, Cocalis M, Tanel RE. Verapamil-sensitive idiopathic left ventricular tachycardia in a 6-month-old: unique considerations in diagnosis and management in an infant. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Jan; 31(1):50-3.
  12. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Dec; 30(12):e6-7.
  13. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Nov; 30(11):847-8.
  14. Hayward RM, Dewland TA, Moyers B, Vittinghoff E, Tanel RE, Marcus GM, Tseng ZH. Device complications in adult congenital heart disease. Heart Rhythm. 2015 Feb; 12(2):338-44.
  15. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Oct; 30(10):755-6.
  16. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Sep; 30(9):673-4.
  17. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Aug; 30(8):588-9.
  18. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Jul; 30(7):508-9.
  19. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Jun; 30(6):447-8.
  20. 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.

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.