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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University of Miami School of Medicine 1988


UCSD Medical Center, Pediatrics 1992


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

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Mercer-Rosa L, Zhang X, Tanel RE, Rychik J, Fogel MA, Paridon SM, Goldmuntz E. Perioperative Factors Influence the Long-Term Outcomes of Children and Adolescents with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Jun 06.
  2. 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.
  3. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 11; 33(11):763-764.

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