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Philip Ursell, M.D.

Pathologist

Dr. Philip C. Ursell is a pathologist and director of the Autopsy Service at UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He is an expert in cardiovascular anatomy and pathology with an emphasis on developmental heart disease. His diagnostic responsibilities include endomyocardial biopsies, cardiac explants and other cardiovascular specimens received in surgical pathology.

In his research, he addresses developmental aspects of cardiac disease and the structural basis for arrhythmias. Ursell is a member of the American Heart Association, Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology, He is a professor of clinical pathology at the UCSF School of Medicine.

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Education

Columbia University School of Medicine, New York 1976

Residencies

Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Pathology 1980

Fellowships

Columbia University, New York, Cardiac Pathology 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Ursell PC. Noncompaction in the fetus and neonate: an autopsy study. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2013 Aug; 163C(3):169-77.
  2. Ng D, Bouhlal Y, Ursell PC, Shieh JT. Monoamniotic monochorionic twins discordant for noncompaction cardiomyopathy. Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Jun; 161A(6):1339-44.
  3. Saeed M, Hetts SW, Ursell PC, Do L, Kolli KP, Wilson MW. Evaluation of the acute effects of distal coronary microembolization using multidetector computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Jun; 67(6):1747-57.
  4. Caleshu C, Sakhuja R, Nussbaum RL, Schiller NB, Ursell PC, Eng C, De Marco T, McGlothlin D, Burchard EG, Rame JE. Furthering the link between the sarcomere and primary cardiomyopathies: restrictive cardiomyopathy associated with multiple mutations in genes previously associated with hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy. Am J Med Genet A. 2011 Sep; 155A(9):2229-35.
  5. Carlsson M, Jablonowski R, Martin AJ, Ursell PC, Saeed M. Coronary microembolization causes long-term detrimental effects on regional left ventricular function. Scand Cardiovasc J. 2011 Aug; 45(4):205-14.
  6. Zellner C, Yeghiazarians Y, Ports TA, Ursell P, Boyle AJ. Sterile radial artery granuloma after transradial cardiac catheterization. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2011 May-Jun; 12(3):187-9.
  7. Losada E, Moon-Grady AJ, Strohsnitter WC, Wu D, Ursell PC. Anomalous mitral arcade in twin-twin transfusion syndrome. Circulation. 2010 Oct 12; 122(15):1456-63.
  8. Sung RK, Ursell PC, Rame JE, Bailey H, Caleshu C, Nussbaum RL, Scheinman MM. QTc prolongation and family history of sudden death in a patient with desmin cardiomyopathy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2011 Dec; 34(12):e105-8.
  9. Carlsson M, Saloner D, Martin AJ, Ursell PC, Saeed M. Heterogeneous microinfarcts caused by coronary microemboli: evaluation with multidetector CT and MR imaging in a swine model. Radiology. 2010 Mar; 254(3):718-28.
  10. Chen S, Ursell PC, Adatia I, Hislop AA, Giannikopoulos P, Hornberger LK. Prenatal diagnosis of primary pulmonary hypoplasia in fraternal twins. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jan; 35(1):113-6.
  11. Armstrong EJ, Bhave P, Wong D, Ursell PC, Kaplan L, Yeghiazarians Y, Ai WZ. Left ventricular rupture due to HIV-associated T-cell lymphoma. Tex Heart Inst J. 2010; 37(4):457-60.
  12. Carlsson M, Ursell PC, Saloner D, Saeed M. Multidetector computed tomography for characterization of calcium deposits in reperfused myocardial infarction. Acta Radiol. 2009 May; 50(4):396-405.
  13. Carlsson M, Martin AJ, Ursell PC, Saloner D, Saeed M. Magnetic resonance imaging quantification of left ventricular dysfunction following coronary microembolization. Magn Reson Med. 2009 Mar; 61(3):595-602.
  14. Saeed M, Martin A, Jacquier A, Bucknor M, Saloner D, Do L, Ursell P, Su H, Kan YW, Higgins CB. Permanent coronary artery occlusion: cardiovascular MR imaging is platform for percutaneous transendocardial delivery and assessment of gene therapy in canine model. Radiology. 2008 Nov; 249(2):560-71.
  15. Bhogal N, Grady AM, Ursell PC, Collins KK, Hornberger LK. Hypersensitivity myocarditis presenting as atrioventricular block and wide complex tachycardia in a toddler. Congenit Heart Dis. 2008 Sep-Oct; 3(5):359-64.
  16. Kadayifci A, Tan V, Ursell PC, Merriman RB, Bass NM. Clinical and pathologic risk factors for atherosclerosis in cirrhosis: a comparison between NASH-related cirrhosis and cirrhosis due to other aetiologies. J Hepatol. 2008 Oct; 49(4):595-9.
  17. Carlsson M, Osman NF, Ursell PC, Martin AJ, Saeed M. Quantitative MR measurements of regional and global left ventricular function and strain after intramyocardial transfer of VM202 into infarcted swine myocardium. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Aug; 295(2):H522-32.
  18. Epting CL, López JE, Pedersen A, Brown C, Spitz P, Ursell PC, Bernstein HS. Stem cell antigen-1 regulates the tempo of muscle repair through effects on proliferation of alpha7 integrin-expressing myoblasts. Exp Cell Res. 2008 Mar 10; 314(5):1125-35.
  19. Saeed M, Saloner D, Martin A, Do L, Weber O, Ursell PC, Jacquier A, Lee R, Higgins CB. Adeno-associated viral vector-encoding vascular endothelial growth factor gene: effect on cardiovascular MR perfusion and infarct resorption measurements in swine. Radiology. 2007 May; 243(2):451-60.
  20. Saeed M, Weber O, Lee R, Do L, Martin A, Saloner D, Ursell P, Robert P, Corot C, Higgins CB. Discrimination of myocardial acute and chronic (scar) infarctions on delayed contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging with intravascular magnetic resonance contrast media. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006 Nov 21; 48(10):1961-8.

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