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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:

  • Atrial Flutter Ablation
  • Biventricular Device Implantation
  • Biventricular Device Optimization
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
  • Electrophysiology
  • 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
  • Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation
  • 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
  • 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:

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 : 2015.

Liang Jackson J, Elafros Melissa A, Chik William W, Santangeli Pasquale, Zado Erica S, Frankel David S, Supple Gregory E, Schaller Robert D, Lin David, Hutchinson Mathew D, Riley Michael P, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E, Dixit Sanjay: Early recurrence of atrial arrhythmias following pulmonary vein antral isolation: Timing and frequency of early recurrences predicts long-term ablation success. Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society : 2015.

Arkles Jeffrey, Zado Erica, Supple Gregory, Frankel David S, Callans David, Marchlinski Francis, Dixit Sanjay: Feasibility of Transseptal Access in Patients with Previously Scarred or Repaired Inter-atrial Septum. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology : 2015.

Mountantonakis Stavros E, Frankel David S, Tschabrunn Cory M, Hutchinson Mathew D, Riley Michael P, Lin David, Bala Rupa, Garcia Fermin C, Dixit Sanjay, Callans David J, Zado Erica S, Marchlinski Francis E: Ventricular arrhythmias from the coronary venous system: Prevalence, mapping, and ablation. Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society 12 (6): 1145-53,2015.

Tung Roderick, Vaseghi Marmar, Frankel David S, Vergara Pasquale, DiBiase Luigi, Nagashima Koichi, Yu Ricky, Vangala Sitaram, Tseng Chi-Hong, Choi Eue-Keun, Khurshid Shaan, Patel Mehul, Mathuria Nilesh, Nakahara Shiro, Tzou Wendy S, Sauer William H, Vakil Kairav, Tedrow Usha, Burkhardt David, Tholakanahalli Venkat, Saliaris Anastasios, Dickfeld Timm, Weiss J Peter, Bunch T Jared, Reddy Madhu, Kanmanthareddy Arun, Callans David, Lakkireddy Dhanunjaya, Natale Andrea, Marchlinski Francis, Stevenson William G, : Freedom from recurrent ventricular tachycardia after catheter ablation is associated with improved survival in patients with structural heart disease: An International VT Ablation Center Collaborative Group study. Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society : 2015.

Chatterjee Saurav, Herrmann Howard C, Wilensky Robert L, Hirshfeld John, McCormick Daniel, Frankel David S, Yeh Robert W, Armstrong Ehrin J, Kumbhani Dharam J, Giri Jay: Safety and Procedural Success of Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion With the Lariat Device: A Systematic Review of Published Reports and Analytic Review of the FDA MAUDE Database. JAMA internal medicine : 2015.

Frankel David S, Parker Sarah E, Rosenfeld Lynda E, Gorelick Philip B: HRS/NSA 2014 Survey of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: Gaps in Knowledge and Perspective, Opportunities for Improvement. Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society 24 (8): 1691-700,2015.

Maeda Shingo, Chik William W, Han Yuchi, Liang Jackson J, Squara Fabien, Arkles Jeffrey S, Sadek Mouhannad M, Santangeli Pasquale, Frankel David S, Zado Erica S, Takebayashi Satoshi, Dixit Sanjay, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E, Lin David: Effects of Age-related Aortic Root Anatomic Changes on Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Pace-mapping Morphologies: A Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Validation Study. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology : 2015.

Tzou Wendy S, Frankel David S, Hegeman Timothy, Supple Gregory E, Garcia Fermin C, Santangeli Pasquale, Katz David F, Sauer William H, Marchlinski Francis E: Core isolation of critical arrhythmia elements for treatment of multiple scar-based ventricular tachycardias. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 8 (2): 353-61,2015.

Santangeli Pasquale, Marchlinski Francis E, Zado Erica S, Benhayon Daniel, Hutchinson Mathew D, Lin David, Frankel David S, Riley Michael P, Supple Gregory E, Garcia Fermin C, Bala Rupa, Desjardins Benoit, Callans David J, Dixit Sanjay: Percutaneous epicardial ablation of ventricular arrhythmias arising from the left ventricular summit: outcomes and electrocardiogram correlates of success. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 8 (2): 337-43,2015.

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)