Edward Gerstenfeld, MD

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 a professor of medicine at UCSF.

Clinics

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

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

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysio, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Professor

More about Edward Gerstenfeld

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. Calkins H, Hindricks G, Cappato R, Kim YH, Saad EB, Aguinaga L, Akar JG, Badhwar V, Brugada J, Camm J, Chen PS, Chen SA, Chung MK, Cosedis Nielsen J, Curtis AB, Davies DW, Day JD, d'Avila A, Natasja de Groot NMS, Di Biase L, Duytschaever M, Edgerton JR, Ellenbogen KA, Ellinor PT, Ernst S, Fenelon G, Gerstenfeld EP, Haines DE, Haissaguerre M, Helm RH, Hylek E, Jackman WM, Jalife J, Kalman JM, Kautzner J, Kottkamp H, Kuck KH, Kumagai K, Lee R, Lewalter T, Lindsay BD, Macle L, Mansour M, Marchlinski FE, Michaud GF, Nakagawa H, Natale A, Nattel S, Okumura K, Packer D, Pokushalov E, Reynolds MR, Sanders P, Scanavacca M, Schilling R, Tondo C, Tsao HM, Verma A, Wilber DJ, Yamane T. 2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation. Europace. 2018 Jan 01; 20(1):e1-e160.
  2. Calkins H, Hindricks G, Cappato R, Kim YH, Saad EB, Aguinaga L, Akar JG, Badhwar V, Brugada J, Camm J, Chen PS, Chen SA, Chung MK, Nielsen JC, Curtis AB, Davies DW, Day JD, d'Avila A, de Groot NMSN, Di Biase L, Duytschaever M, Edgerton JR, Ellenbogen KA, Ellinor PT, Ernst S, Fenelon G, Gerstenfeld EP, Haines DE, Haissaguerre M, Helm RH, Hylek E, Jackman WM, Jalife J, Kalman JM, Kautzner J, Kottkamp H, Kuck KH, Kumagai K, Lee R, Lewalter T, Lindsay BD, Macle L, Mansour M, Marchlinski FE, Michaud GF, Nakagawa H, Natale A, Nattel S, Okumura K, Packer D, Pokushalov E, Reynolds MR, Sanders P, Scanavacca M, Schilling R, Tondo C, Tsao HM, Verma A, Wilber DJ, Yamane T. 2017?HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: Executive summary. Europace. 2018 Jan 01; 20(1):157-208.
  3. Calkins H, Hindricks G, Cappato R, Kim YH, Saad EB, Aguinaga L, Akar JG, Badhwar V, Brugada J, Camm J, Chen PS, Chen SA, Chung MK, Nielsen JC, Curtis AB, Wyn Davies D, Day JD, d'Avila A, de Groot NMSN, Di Biase L, Duytschaever M, Edgerton JR, Ellenbogen KA, Ellinor PT, Ernst S, Fenelon G, Gerstenfeld EP, Haines DE, Haissaguerre M, Helm RH, Hylek E, Jackman WM, Jalife J, Kalman JM, Kautzner J, Kottkamp H, Kuck KH, Kumagai K, Lee R, Lewalter T, Lindsay BD, Macle L, Mansour M, Marchlinski FE, Michaud GF, Nakagawa H, Natale A, Nattel S, Okumura K, Packer D, Pokushalov E, Reynolds MR, Sanders P, Scanavacca M, Schilling R, Tondo C, Tsao HM, Verma A, Wilber DJ, Yamane T. 2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: executive summary. J Interv Card Electrophysiol. 2017 Oct; 50(1):1-55.
  4. Calkins H, Hindricks G, Cappato R, Kim YH, Saad EB, Aguinaga L, Akar JG, Badhwar V, Brugada J, Camm J, Chen PS, Chen SA, Chung MK, Nielsen JC, Curtis AB, Davies DW, Day JD, d'Avila A, de Groot NMSN, Di Biase L, Duytschaever M, Edgerton JR, Ellenbogen KA, Ellinor PT, Ernst S, Fenelon G, Gerstenfeld EP, Haines DE, Haissaguerre M, Helm RH, Hylek E, Jackman WM, Jalife J, Kalman JM, Kautzner J, Kottkamp H, Kuck KH, Kumagai K, Lee R, Lewalter T, Lindsay BD, Macle L, Mansour M, Marchlinski FE, Michaud GF, Nakagawa H, Natale A, Nattel S, Okumura K, Packer D, Pokushalov E, Reynolds MR, Sanders P, Scanavacca M, Schilling R, Tondo C, Tsao HM, Verma A, Wilber DJ, Yamane T. 2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: Executive summary. J Arrhythm. 2017 Oct; 33(5):369-409.
  5. Gerstenfeld EP, Moss JD. Sympathetic Denervation to Treat Refractory Ventricular Tachycardia: Do We Have the Nerve? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Jun 27; 69(25):3081-3083.
  6. Calkins H, Hindricks G, Cappato R, Kim YH, Saad EB, Aguinaga L, Akar JG, Badhwar V, Brugada J, Camm J, Chen PS, Chen SA, Chung MK, Nielsen JC, Curtis AB, Davies DW, Day JD, d'Avila A, de Groot NMSN, Di Biase L, Duytschaever M, Edgerton JR, Ellenbogen KA, Ellinor PT, Ernst S, Fenelon G, Gerstenfeld EP, Haines DE, Haissaguerre M, Helm RH, Hylek E, Jackman WM, Jalife J, Kalman JM, Kautzner J, Kottkamp H, Kuck KH, Kumagai K, Lee R, Lewalter T, Lindsay BD, Macle L, Mansour M, Marchlinski FE, Michaud GF, Nakagawa H, Natale A, Nattel S, Okumura K, Packer D, Pokushalov E, Reynolds MR, Sanders P, Scanavacca M, Schilling R, Tondo C, Tsao HM, Verma A, Wilber DJ, Yamane T. 2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm. 2017 Oct; 14(10):e275-e444.
  7. Calkins H, Willems S, Gerstenfeld EP, Verma A, Schilling R, Hohnloser SH, Okumura K, Serota H, Nordaby M, Guiver K, Biss B, Brouwer MA, Grimaldi M. Uninterrupted Dabigatran versus Warfarin for Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation. N Engl J Med. 2017 04 27; 376(17):1627-1636.
  8. Nazer B, Gerstenfeld EP. Cardiac autonomic neuromodulation: Can "kilohertz frequency" reduce arrhythmia frequency? Heart Rhythm. 2017 07; 14(7):1071-1072.
  9. Nazer B, Walters TE, Duggirala S, Gerstenfeld EP. Feasibility of Rapid Linear-Endocardial and Epicardial Ventricular Ablation Using an Irrigated Multipolar Radiofrequency Ablation Catheter. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2017 Mar; 10(3).
  10. Whitman IR, Gladstone RA, Badhwar N, Hsia HH, Lee BK, Josephson SA, Meisel KM, Dillon WP, Hess CP, Gerstenfeld EP, Marcus GM. Brain Emboli After Left Ventricular Endocardial Ablation. Circulation. 2017 Feb 28; 135(9):867-877.
  11. Nguyen KT, Gladstone RA, Dukes JW, Nazer B, Vittinghoff E, Badhwar N, Vedantham V, Gerstenfeld EP, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Tseng ZH, Olgin JE, Scheinman MM, Marcus GM. The QT Interval as a Noninvasive Marker of Atrial Refractoriness. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2016 Dec; 39(12):1366-1372.
  12. Woods C, Shang C, Taghavi F, Downey P, Zalewski A, Rubio GR, Liu J, Homburger JR, Grunwald Z, Qi W, Bollensdorff C, Thanaporn P, Ali A, Riemer K, Kohl P, Mochly-Rosen D, Gerstenfeld E, Large S, Ali Z, Ashley E. In Vivo Post-Cardiac Arrest Myocardial Dysfunction Is Supported by Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II-Mediated Calcium Long-Term Potentiation and Mitigated by Alda-1, an Agonist of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Type 2. Circulation. 2016 Sep 27; 134(13):961-977.
  13. Skoda J, Arya A, Garcia F, Gerstenfeld E, Marchlinski F, Hindricks G, Miller J, Petru J, Sediva L, Sha Q, Janotka M, Chovanec M, Waldauf P, Neuzil P, Reddy VY. Catheter Ablation of Ischemic Ventricular Tachycardia With Remote Magnetic Navigation: STOP-VT Multicenter Trial. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016 Mar; 27 Suppl 1:S29-37.
  14. Roberts JD, Gerstenfeld EP. Concomitant Isolation of the Pulmonary Veins and Posterior Wall Using a Box Lesion Set in a Patient with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation and Variant Pulmonary Venous Anatomy. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2016 Mar; 8(1):145-9.
  15. Nazer B, Salgaonkar V, Diederich CJ, Jones PD, Duggirala S, Tanaka Y, Ng B, Sievers R, Gerstenfeld EP. Epicardial Catheter Ablation Using High-Intensity Ultrasound: Validation in a Swine Model. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Dec; 8(6):1491-7.
  16. Tanaka Y, Rahmutula D, Duggirala S, Nazer B, Fang Q, Olgin J, Sievers R, Gerstenfeld EP. Diffuse fibrosis leads to a decrease in unipolar voltage: Validation in a swine model of premature ventricular contraction-induced cardiomyopathy. Heart Rhythm. 2016 Feb; 13(2):547-54.
  17. Nazer B, Woods C, Dewland T, Moyers B, Badhwar N, Gerstenfeld EP. Importance of Ventricular Tachycardia Induction and Mapping for Patients Referred for Epicardial Ablation. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Nov; 38(11):1333-42.
  18. Gerstenfeld EP, Duggirala S. Atrial fibrillation ablation: indications, emerging techniques, and follow-up. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2015 Sep-Oct; 58(2):202-12.
  19. Ito H, Kawamura M, Badhwar N, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Lee BK, Lee RJ, Marcus GM, Gerstenfeld EP, Scheinman MM. The Effect of Direct Current Stimulation versus T-Wave Shock on Defibrillation Threshold Testing. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2015 Oct; 38(10):1173-80.
  20. Dukkipati SR, Woollett I, McELDERRY HT, Böhmer MC, Doshi SK, Gerstenfeld EP, Horton R, D'Avila A, Haines DE, Valderrabano M, Mangrum JM, Ruskin JN, Natale A, Reddy VY. Pulmonary Vein Isolation Using the Visually Guided Laser Balloon: Results of the U.S. Feasibility Study. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2015 Jun 15.

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