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Edward P. Gerstenfeld


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

  • 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

  • Board Certifications

    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysio, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service

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

Cardiology at Greenbrae

1100 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 1
Greenbrae, CA 94904

My reviews


Overall Experience
227 Reviews
I can't speak highly enough about Dr. Gerstenfeld. I feel so fortunate to have him as my doctor! Not just because he figured out what was wrong with me when others couldn't but he has this really great demeanor; he listens to you (!) and has this calm way about him that you know that he totally knows what is going on and helps you see your road to recovery more clearly. He is awesome! And I've recommended him already to others!!
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
225 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
226 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
217 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
225 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
225 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
225 Reviews
Decorative Caduceus

Prospective Assessment of Premature Ventricular Contractions Suppression in Cardiomyopathy(PAPS...

Compare the overall improvement or change in LVEF between RFA and AAD groups.


Decorative Caduceus

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

RF ablation duration from start of first pulmonary vein isolation lesion to end of last lesion