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.
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.
Northwestern University School of Medicine 1993
Beth Israel Hospital 1996
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Cardiology 1999
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Research 2000
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Electrophysiology 2001
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