David Teitel, MD

Pediatric cardiologist

Dr. David Teitel is a pediatric cardiologist who primarily works in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, where he performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on infants, children and adults with congenital heart conditions. He also sees patients at the Pediatric Heart Center.

Teitel is an expert in how the newborn cardiovascular system adapts following birth and in response to congenital heart disease, which has been the focus of his research. He co-authored a book on this topic, Neonatal Cardiology, and gives lectures throughout the Americas and Europe on the cardiovascular system of the fetus and child.

After earning his medical degree at the University of Toronto, Teitel completed a residency in pediatrics at Montreal Children's Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at UCSF, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1982. He served as chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology for more than two decades and as medical director of the Pediatric Heart Center from its inception through 2015.

Teitel has also served for years in the Academic Senate of the University of California and is currently chair of the UCSF division. The senate is an independent group that determines academic policies and represents faculty concerns to the UC administration.

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University of Toronto School of Medicine 1975


Montreal Children's Hospital, Pediatrics 1979


UCSF Medical Center, Pediatric Cardiology 1982

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Woolf-King SE, Arnold E, Weiss S, Teitel D. "There's no acknowledgement of what this does to people": A qualitative exploration of mental health among parents of children with critical congenital heart defects. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Jan 18.
  2. Kameny RJ, Colglazier E, Nawaytou H, Moore P, Reddy VM, Teitel D, Fineman JR. Pushing the envelope: a treat and repair strategy for patients with advanced pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital heart disease. Pulm Circ. 2017 Jul-Sep; 7(3):747-751.
  3. Chowdhury D, Gurvitz M, Marelli A, Anderson J, Baker-Smith C, Diab KA, Edwards TC, Hougen T, Jedeikin R, Johnson JN, Karpawich P, Lai W, Lu JC, Mitchell S, Newburger JW, Penny DJ, Portman MA, Satou G, Teitel D, Villafane J, Williams R, Jenkins K. Development of Quality Metrics in Ambulatory Pediatric Cardiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Feb 07; 69(5):541-555.

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