Find a Doctor or Practice Location

You can also search for providers and practices at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health or Princeton Health.

I am searching for a
Reset Form
David S. Frankel, MD

David S. Frankel, MD Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • Hebrew

Dr. Frankel is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. David S. Frankel

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 - 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

I treat the entire range of heart rhythm disorders, from bradycardias to tachycardias, including supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, premature ventricular complexes and ventricular tachycardia. I implant cardiac devices, including subcutaneous cardiac rhythm monitors, pacemakers and defibrillators. I also perform the entire range of catheter ablations. My goal is to work with you to find the best treatment for your condition.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2010
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ablation for AV Node
  • Ablation for Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Ablation of Arrhythmogenic Focus
  • Anomalous Atrioventricular Excitation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arrhythmia Device Lead Extraction
  • Arrhythmias During Pregnancy
  • Arrhythmias in Adults with Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Cryoablation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia
  • Bradycardia
  • Brugada Syndrome
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Channelopathies
  • Cardiac Conduction Defects
  • Cardiac Device Infection
  • Cardiac Device Malfunction
  • Cardiac Devices
  • Cardiac Implantable Device Replacement
  • Cardiac Mapping
  • Cardioversion
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Complete Atrioventricular Block
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Conduction Defects
  • Convergent Procedure
  • Defibrillator Malfunction
  • Familial Arrhythmias
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Holter Monitor
  • Imaging of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
  • Implantable Cardiac Devices
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitor Procedure
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Intracardiac Catheter Ablation
  • Intravenous Lead Extraction
  • Lariat Procedure
  • Laser Lead Extraction
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Loop Recorder
  • Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome
  • Pacemaker
  • Pacemaker Infection
  • Pacemaker Malfunction
  • Pacemaker Placement
  • Palpitations
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Pre-Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Remote Cardiac Device Monitoring
  • Replacement of Defibrillator
  • Resynchronization Therapy
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Short QT Syndrome
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinoatrial Node Dysfunction
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia-Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transvenous Lead Extraction
  • Trifascicular Block
  • Type 1 Second-Degree Heart Block
  • Type 2 Second-Degree Heart Block
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wearable Defibrillator
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
Show All Expertise

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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


American College of Cardiology, National American Heart Association, 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

ventricular tachycardia
atrial fibrillation
catheter ablation
supraventricular tachycardia
pacing-induced cardiomyopathy
cardiac resynchronization therapy

Selected Publications:

Zielonka Benjamin, Kim Yuli Y, Supple Gregory E, Partington Sara L, Ruckdeschel Emily S, Marchlinski Francis E, Frankel David S: Improvement in ventricular function with rhythm control of atrial arrhythmias may delay the need for atrioventricular valve surgery in adults with congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease : 2019.

Rosenfeld Lynda E, Amin Alpesh Navin, Hsu Jonathan C, Oxner Asa, Hills Mellanie True, Frankel David S: The Heart Rhythm Society/American College of Physicians Atrial Fibrillation Screening and Education Initiative. Heart rhythm 16 (8): e59-e65,2019.

Enriquez Andres, Briceno David, Tapias Carlos, Shirai Yasuhiro, Muser Daniele, Liang Jackson, Hayashi Tatsuya, Santangeli Pasquale, Frankel David S, Supple Gregory E, Schaller Robert D, Arkles Jeffrey, Rodriguez Diego, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E, Saenz Luis, Garcia Fermin C: Ischemic ventricular tachycardia from below the posteromedial papillary muscle, a particular entity: Substrate characterization and challenges for catheter ablation. Heart rhythm 16 (8): 1174-1181,2019.

Liang Jackson J, Shirai Yasuhiro, Briceño David F, Muser Daniele, Enriquez Andres, Lin Aung, Hyman Matthew C, Kumareswaran Ramanan, Arkles Jeffrey S, Santangeli Pasquale, Schaller Robert D, Supple Gregory E, Frankel David S, Deo Rajat, Epstein Andrew E, Garcia Fermin C, Riley Michael P, Nazarian Saman, Lin David, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E, Dixit Sanjay: Electrocardiographic and Electrophysiologic Characteristics of Idiopathic Ventricular Arrhythmias Originating From the Basal Inferoseptal Left Ventricle. JACC. Clinical electrophysiology 5 (7): 833-842,2019.

Briceño David F, Enriquez Andres, Liang Jackson J, Shirai Yasuhiro, Santangeli Pasquale, Guandalini Gustavo, Supple Gregory E, Schaller Robert, Arkles Jeffrey, Frankel David S, Tapias Carlos, Rodriguez Diego, Saenz Luis C, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis, Garcia Fermin C: Septal Coronary Venous Mapping to Guide Substrate Characterization and Ablation of Intramural Septal Ventricular Arrhythmia. JACC. Clinical electrophysiology 5 (7): 789-800,2019.

Shirai Yasuhiro, Liang Jackson J, Santangeli Pasquale, Arkles Jeffrey S, Schaller Robert D, Supple Gregory E, Nazarian Saman, Garcia Fermin C, Lin David, Dixit Sanjay, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E, Frankel David S: Comparison of the Ventricular Tachycardia Circuit Between Patients With Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology 12 (7): e007249,2019.

Muser Daniele, Liang Jackson J, Castro Simon A, Lanera Corrado, Enriquez Andres, Kuo Ling, Magnani Silvia, Birati Edo Y, Lin David, Schaller Robert, Supple Gregory, Zado Erica, Garcia Fermin C, Nazarian Saman, Dixit Sanjay, Frankel David, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E, Santangeli Pasquale: Performance of Prognostic Heart Failure Models in Patients With Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy Undergoing Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation. JACC. Clinical electrophysiology 5 (7): 801-813,2019.

Briceño David F, Liang Jackson J, Shirai Yasuhiro, Markman Timothy M, Enriquez Andres, Lin Aung, Santangeli Pasquale, Riley Michael P, Schaller Robert D, Nazarian Saman, Lin David, Kumareswaram Ramanan, Arkles Jeffery S, Hyman Mathew C, Supple Gregory E, Frankel David S, Garcia Fermin C, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E, Dixit Sanjay: Clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias originating from the slow pathway region. Heart rhythm : 2019.

Schaller Robert D, Santangeli Pasquale, Tomczuk Liza, Frankel David S: Use of a novel bipolar sealer device in pocket infections: A case series. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology : 2019.

Muser Daniele, Hayashi Tatsuya, Castro Simon A, Supple Gregory E, Schaller Robert D, Santangeli Pasquale, Arkles Jeffrey, Kumareswaran Ramanan, Nazarian Saman, Deo Rajat, Lin David, Dixit Sanjay, Epstein Andrew E, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E, Frankel David S: Noninvasive Programmed Ventricular Stimulation-Guided Management Following Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation. JACC. Clinical electrophysiology 5 (6): 719-727,2019.

Academic Contact Info

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

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