Edward P. Gerstenfeld

MD MS FACC

Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia

About me

Dr. Edward P. Gerstenfeld is chief of the UCSF Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service. His expertise includes treating arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, with catheter ablation. Specific techniques, such as endocardial and epicardial ablation, may be used for atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia or ventricular tachycardia.

Gerstenfeld also specializes in treating patients with inherited arrhythmia syndromes such as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Brugada syndrome, long QT syndrome and adult congenital heart disease. Treatments include implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization devices.

In his research, Gerstenfeld studies the mechanisms of arrhythmia, new technologies for mapping and ablation of arrhythmias, biomedical signal processing and electrocardiography. He is the primary investigator for several clinical trials.

Gerstenfeld earned a medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a master of science degree in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University. He completed a residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a cardiology fellowship at the University of Massachusetts, a research fellowship at UCSF and an electrophysiology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gerstenfeld 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 he often lectures on mapping and treating arrhythmias.

  • Education

    Northwestern University School of Medicine, 1993

  • Residencies

    Beth Israel Hospital, 1996

  • Fellowship

    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Cardiology, 1999

    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Research, 2000

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Electrophysiology, 2001

  • Board Certifications

    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysio, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Professor

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Decorative Caduceus

A Trial of High Power-Short Duration Versus Standard Power-Long Duration Radiofrequency Ablatio...

This study is a prospective, randomized controlled study to compare overall clinical outcomes between High Power Short Duration (HPSD) and standard radiofrequency (RF) ablation settings for Atrial Fibrillation (AF) a...

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