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David S. Frankel, MD

David S. Frankel, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Hebrew

Dr. Frankel is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2010
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2011
  • Internal Medicine, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Atrial Flutter Ablation
  • Biventricular Device Implantation
  • Biventricular Device Optimization
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
  • Electrophysiology (EP) Testing
  • Epicardial Ablation
  • Heart Diseases and Pregnancy
  • Heart Rhythms - Slow/Fast
  • Idiopathic Tachycardia Ablation
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Intracardiac Echocardiography
  • Ischemic Tachycardia Ablation
  • Pacemaker
  • Pulmonary Vein Antrum Isolation (PVAI)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Description of Clinical Expertise

ventricular tachycardia
atrial fibrillation
catheter ablation
supraventricular tachycardia
pacemakers
defibrillators
cardiac resynchronization therapy

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Cardiology, National Heart Rhythm Society, National Heart Rhythm Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Frankel is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

ventricular tachycardia
atrial fibrillation
catheter ablation
supraventricular tachycardia
pacing

Selected Publications:

Frankel David S: Recipe for Ablation Success: Don't Cook the Goose. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 27 (9): 1045-6,2016.

Frankel David S, Tung Roderick, Santangeli Pasquale, Tzou Wendy S, Vaseghi Marmar, Di Biase Luigi, Nagashima Koichi, Tedrow Usha, Bunch T Jared, Tholakanahalli Venkatakrishna N, Dendi Raghuveer, Reddy Madhu, Lakkireddy Dhanunjaya, Dickfeld Timm, Weiss J Peter, Mathuria Nilesh, Vergara Pasquale, Patel Mehul, Nakahara Shiro, Vakil Kairav, Sauer William H, Callans David J, Natale Andrea, Stevenson William G, Della Bella Paolo, Shivkumar Kalyanam, Marchlinski Francis E: Sex and Catheter Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia: An International Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation Center Collaborative Group Study. JAMA cardiology : 2016.

Muser Daniele, Santangeli Pasquale, Pathak Rajeev K, Castro Simon A, Liang Jackson J, Magnani Silvia, Hayashi Tatsuya, Garcia Fermin C, Hutchinson Mathew D, Supple Gregory E, Frankel David S, Riley Michael P, Lin David, Schaller Robert D, Desjardins Benoit, Dixit Sanjay, Callans David J, Zado Erica S, Marchlinski Francis E: Long-Term Outcomes of Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients With Cardiac Sarcoidosis. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 9 (8): 2016.

Sadek Mouhannad M, Maeda Shingo, Chik William, Santangeli Pasquale, Zado Erica S, Schaller Robert D, Supple Gregory E, Frankel David S, Hutchinson Mathew D, Garcia Fermin C, Riley Michael P, Lin David, Dixit Sanjay, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E: Recurrent Atrial Arrhythmias in the Setting of Chronic Pulmonary Vein Isolation. Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society : 2016.

Khurshid Shaan, Liang Jackson J, Owens Anjali, Lin David, Schaller Robert, Epstein Andrew E, Marchlinski Francis E, Frankel David S: Longer Paced QRS Duration is Associated With Increased Prevalence of Right Ventricular Pacing-Induced Cardiomyopathy. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology : 2016.

Santangeli Pasquale, Muser Daniele, Maeda Shingo, Filtz Annalisa, Zado Erica S, Frankel David S, Dixit Sanjay, Epstein Andrew E, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E: Comparative effectiveness of antiarrhythmic drugs and catheter ablation for the prevention of recurrent ventricular tachycardia in patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society 13 (7): 1552-9,2016.

Santangeli Pasquale, Zado Erica S, Hutchinson Mathew D, Riley Michael P, Lin David, Frankel David S, Supple Gregory E, Garcia Fermin C, Dixit Sanjay, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E: Prevalence and distribution of focal triggers in persistent and long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation. Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society 13 (2): 374-82,2016.

David S. Frankel and Francis E. Marchlinski: Ischemic Heart Disease Chapter in Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside : 2016.

Jackson Liang and David S. Frankel: Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia Chapter in Handbook of Cardiac Electrophysiology : 2016.

Zipes Douglas P, Calkins Hugh, Daubert James P, Ellenbogen Kenneth A, Field Michael E, Fisher John D, Fogel Richard Ira, Frankel David S, Gupta Anurag, Indik Julia H, Kusumoto Fred M, Lindsay Bruce D, Marine Joseph E, Mehta Laxmi S, Mendes Lisa A, Miller John M, Munger Thomas M, Sauer William H, Shen Win-Kuang, Stevenson William G, Su Wilber W, Tracy Cynthia M, Tsiperfal Angela: 2015 ACC/AHA/HRS Advanced Training Statement on Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (A Revision of the ACC/AHA 2006 Update of the Clinical Competence Statement on Invasive Electrophysiology Studies, Catheter Ablation, and Cardioversion). Journal of the American College of Cardiology 13 (1): e3-e37,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
9 Founders Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6801
Fax: (215) 615-4350
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)