Ronn Tanel, MD

Director of the Pediatric Arrhythmia Center
Pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist

Dr. Ronn Tanel. a pediatric electrophysiologist, is director of the Pediatric Arrhythmia Center at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He specializes in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms, in fetuses, infants, children, adolescents and young adults. He also treats children with congenital heart disease who develop arrhythmias. His expertise includes treatments such as radiofrequency catheter ablation, cryoablation, pacemakers and implantable cardioverters-defibrillators. In his research, he focuses on arrhythmias that occur following repair of congenital heart disease and understanding the natural history of arrhythmias in children. He also is interested in the long-term follow-up of children who have undergone catheter ablation therapy.

Tanel earned a medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship and training in pediatric electrophysiology at Children's Hospital Boston. He is a member of Heart Rhythm Society, Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society and American Heart Association. Prior to joining UCSF, he was an electrophysiologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from 1998 to 2008.

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Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

More about Ronn Tanel

Education

University of Miami School of Medicine 1988

Residencies

UCSD Medical Center, Pediatrics 1992

Fellowships

Boston Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Pediatric Cardiology 1997

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Mercer-Rosa L, Elci OU, Pinto NM, Tanel RE, Goldmuntz E. 22q11.2 Deletion Status and Perioperative Outcomes for Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia and Multiple Aortopulmonary Collateral Vessels. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Mar 08.
  2. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 11; 33(11):763-764.
  3. Tanel FRE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Oct; 33(10):710-711.
  4. Gal DB, Wojciak J, Perera J, Tanel RE, Patel AR. Atrial standstill in a pediatric patient with associated caveolin-3 mutation. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2017 Nov; 3(11):513-516.
  5. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Sep; 33(9):660-661.
  6. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Apr; 33(4):309-310.
  7. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Jan; 33(1):70-71.
  8. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Nov; 32(11):820-821.
  9. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Oct; 32(10):736-737.
  10. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Aug; 32(8):578-9.
  11. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Jul; 32(7):496-7.
  12. Moore JP, Shannon KM, Fish FA, Seslar SP, Garnreiter JM, Krause U, Tanel RE, Papez AA, Pilcher TA, Balaji S. Catheter ablation of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia after extracardiac Fontan surgery. Heart Rhythm. 2016 09; 13(9):1891-7.
  13. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Apr; 32(4):276-7.
  14. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Mar; 32(3):202-3.
  15. Patel A, Tanel R. Twin Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia Associated with Heterotaxy Syndrome with Malaligned Atrioventricular Canal Defect and Atrioventricular Discordance. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2016 Mar; 8(1):211-6.
  16. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Feb; 32(2):136-7.
  17. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Jan; 32(1):60-1.
  18. Czosek RJ, Kaltman JR, Cassedy AE, Shah MJ, Vetter VL, Tanel RE, Wernovksy G, Wray J, Marino BS. Quality of Life of Pediatric Patients With Long QT Syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Feb 15; 117(4):605-610.
  19. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Dec; 31(12):891-2.
  20. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Nov; 31(11):810-1.

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