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David S. Frankel, MD

David S. Frankel, MD Physician

Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Hebrew

Dr. Frankel is employed by Penn Medicine.

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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 Fibrillation (Afib)
  • 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 (Fainting)
  • 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 American Heart Association, National Heart Rhythm Society, National Heart Rhythm Society, National Heart Rhythm Society, National Heart Rhythm Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Frankel is employed by Penn Medicine.

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-induced cardiomyopathy
cardiac resynchronization therapy

Selected Publications:

Maeda Shingo, Chik William W, Liang Jackson J, Kelesidis Iosif, Arroyo Ruben Casado, D'Souza Benjamin, Sadek Mouhannad M, Muser Daniele, Squara Fabien, Venugopal Deviprasad, Santangeli Pasquale, Frankel David S, Zado Erica S, Marchlinski Francis E, Callans David J: Recovery of renal dysfunction after catheter ablation of outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias in patients with ventricular premature depolarization-mediated cardiomyopathy. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 48 (Issue 1): 43–50,2017.

Enriquez Andres, Frankel David S: Wide Complex Tachycardia in an Elderly Woman. JAMA cardiology 2 (8): 923-924,2017.

Tzou Wendy S, Tung Roderick, Frankel David S, Di Biase Luigi, Santangeli Pasquale, Vaseghi Marmar, Bunch T Jared, Weiss J Peter, Tholakanahalli Venkatakrishna N, Lakkireddy Dhanunjaya, Vunnam Rama, Dickfeld Timm, Mathuria Nilesh, Tedrow Usha, Vergara Pasquale, Vakil Kairav, Nakahara Shiro, Burkhardt J David, Stevenson William G, Callans David J, Della Bella Paolo, Natale Andrea, Shivkumar Kalyanam, Marchlinski Francis E, Sauer William H: Outcomes after repeat ablation of ventricular tachycardia in structural heart disease: An analysis from the International VT Ablation Center Collaborative Group. Heart rhythm 14 (7): 991-997,2017.

Enriquez Andres, Pathak Rajeev K, Santangeli Pasquale, Liang Jackson J, Al Rawahi Mohammed, Hayashi Tatsuya, Muser Daniele, Frankel David S, Supple Gregory, Schaller Robert, Lin David, Nazarian Saman, Zado Erica, Marchlinski Francis E, Garcia Fermin C: Inferior lead discordance in ventricular arrhythmias: A specific marker for certain arrhythmia locations. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology : 1–8,2017.

Enriquez Andres, Frankel David S: Arrhythmogenic effects of energy drinks. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 28 (6): 711-717,2017.

Liang Jackson J, Kumareswaran Ramanan, Hyman Matthew C, Moore Roger A, Lin David, Frankel David S: Complications caused by adenosine during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Clinical case reports 5 (6): 744-747,2017.

Enriquez Andres, Frankel David S, Baranchuk Adrian: Pathophysiology of ventricular tachyarrhythmias : From automaticity to reentry. Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie 28 (2): 149-156,2017.

Hayashi Tatsuya, Santangeli Pasquale, Pathak Rajeev K, Muser Daniele, Liang Jackson J, Castro Simon A, Garcia Fermin C, Hutchinson Mathew D, Supple Gregory E, Frankel David S, Riley Michael P, Lin David, Schaller Robert D, Dixit Sanjay, Callans David J, Zado Erica S, Marchlinski Francis E: Outcomes of Catheter Ablation of Idiopathic Outflow Tract Ventricular Arrhythmias With an R Wave Pattern Break in Lead V2: A Distinct Clinical Entity. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 28 (5): 504-514,2017.

Santangeli Pasquale, Frankel David S, Tung Roderick, Vaseghi Marmar, Sauer William H, Tzou Wendy S, Mathuria Nilesh, Nakahara Shiro, Dickfeldt Timm M, Lakkireddy Dhanunjaya, Bunch T Jared, Di Biase Luigi, Natale Andrea, Tholakanahalli Venkat, Tedrow Usha B, Kumar Saurabh, Stevenson William G, Della Bella Paolo, Shivkumar Kalyanam, Marchlinski Francis E, Callans David J: Early Mortality After Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients With Structural Heart Disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 69 (17): 2105-2115,2017.

Liang JJ, Yang W, Santangeli, P, Schaller RD, Supple GE, Hutchinson MD, Garcia F, Lin D, Dixit S, Epstein AE, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Frankel DS: Amiodarone discontinuation or dose reduction following catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia in structural heart disease J Am Coll Cardiol EP 3 (5): 503-511,2017.

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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)