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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.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ablation of Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Ablation of Ischemic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Atrial Flutter Ablation
  • Biventricular Device Implantation
  • Biventricular Device Optimization
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Catheter Ablation
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
  • Electrophysiology (EP) Testing
  • Epicardial Ablation
  • Heart Diseases and Pregnancy
  • Heart Rhythms - Slow/Fast
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE)
  • 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:

Sadek MM, Maeda S, Chik W, Santangeli P, Zado ES, Schaller RD, Supple GE, Frankel DS, Hutchinson MD, Garcia FC, Riley MP, Lin D, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE: Recurrent atrial arrhythmias in the setting of chronic pulmonary vein isolation. Heart Rhythm 13 (11): 2174-2180,2016.

Khurshid S, Liang JJ, Owens A, Lin D, Schaller R, Epstein AE, Marchlinski FE, Frankel DS: Longer Paced QRS Duration is Associated With Increased Prevalence of Right Ventricular Pacing-Induced Cardiomyopathy. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 27 (10): 1174-1179,2016.

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

Frankel DS, Tung R, Santangeli P, Tzou WS, Vaseghi M, Di Biase L, Nagashima K, Tedrow U, Bunch TJ, Tholakanahalli VN, Dendi R, Reddy M, Lakkireddy D, Dickfeld T, Weiss JP, Mathuria N, Vergara P, Patel M, Nakahara S, Vakil K, Sauer WH, Callans DJ, Natale A, Stevenson WG, Della Bella P, Shivkumar K, Marchlinski FE: Sex and Catheter Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia: An International Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation Center Collaborative Group Study. JAMA Cardiology : In press,2016.

Muser D, Santangeli P, Pathak RK, Castro SA, Liang JJ, Magnani S, Hayashi T, Garcia FC, Hutchinson MD, Supple GE, Frankel DS, Riley MP, Lin D, Schaller RD, Desjardins B, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE: Long-Term Outcomes of Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients With Cardiac Sarcoidosis. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 9 (8): 1-15,2016.

Santangeli P, Muser D, Maeda S, Filtz A, Zado ES, Frankel DS, Dixit S, Epstein AE, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE: 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 13 (7): 1552-9,2016.

Santangeli P, Zado ES, Hutchinson MD, Riley MP, Lin D1, Frankel DS, Supple GE, Garcia FC, Dixit S1, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE: Prevalence and distribution of focal triggers in persistent and long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm 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.

Liang JJ, Elafros MA, Chik WW, Santangeli P, Zado ES, Frankel DS, Supple GE, Schaller RD, Lin D, Hutchinson MD, Riley MP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Dixit S: Early recurrence of atrial arrhythmias following pulmonary vein antral isolation: Timing and frequency of early recurrences predicts long-term ablation success. Heart Rhythm 12 (12): 2461-8,2015.

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)