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Emily Sue Ruckdeschel, MD

Emily Sue Ruckdeschel, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Dr. Ruckdeschel is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
  • Adult Turner Syndrome Program
  • Pregnancy and Heart Disease Program

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2019
  • Internal Medicine, 2010
  • Pediatric Cardiology, 2016
  • Pediatrics, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Pregnancy
  • Anomalies of Pulmonary Circulation
  • Anomalies of the Aorta
  • Anomalous Coronary Artery
  • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage
  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Atrioventricular Canal Defect
  • Common Aortopulmonary Trunk
  • Congenital Anomaly of Great Veins
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Infundibular Stenosis
  • Congenital Insufficiency of the Aortic Valve
  • Congenital Mitral Valve Disease
  • Congenital Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Congenital Pulmonary Valve Atresia
  • Congenital Stenosis of the Aortic Valve
  • Congenital Stenosis of the Mitral Valve
  • Congenital Stenosis of the Pulmonary Valve
  • Congenital Subaortic Stenosis
  • Congenital Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cor Biloculare
  • Cor Triatriatum
  • Coronary Artery Anomaly
  • Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Dextrocardia
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle
  • Double Outlet Ventricle
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Endocardial Cushion Defect
  • Fontan Procedure Survivor
  • Heart Block
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Infundibular Right Ventricular Outflow Obstruction
  • Mitral Atresia
  • Obstructive Anomalies of the Heart
  • Ostium Primum Atrial Septal Defect
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Persistent Ostium Primum
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Artery Coarctation and Atresia
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Pulmonic Valve Stenosis
  • Shone's Complex
  • Single Ventricle Defects
  • Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Subvalvar Aortic Stenosis
  • Supravalvar Aortic Stenosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Transposition of the Great Arteries
  • Transposition of the Great Vessels
  • Tricuspid Atresia
  • Tricuspid Atresia and Truncus Arteriosus
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Trucus Arteriosus
  • Vascular Ring
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
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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
  • 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 Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Colorado Medical Center


Adult Congenital Heart Association, National American Academy of Pediatrics, National American College of Cardiology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ruckdeschel is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Miller EO, Stanistreet B, Ruckdeschel E, Nead K, Fortuna RJ: Factors associated with the accurate diagnosis of Obesity. Journal of Community Health 41 (6): 1257-1263,2016.

Kim, YY, Ruckdeschel E: Approach to residual pulmonary valve dysfunction in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. Heart 102 (19): 1520-6,2016.

Ruckdeschel ES, Kay J, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT: Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Without Pulmonary Vein Isolation in a Patient with Fontan Palliation. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 8 (1): 161-164,2016.

Ruckdeschel ES, Schuller J, Nguyen DT.: Ventricular Tachycardia in Congenital Pulmonary Stenosis. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 8 (1): 205-209,2016.

Ruckdeschel ES, Kay J, Varosy P, Nguyen DT.: Slow Pathway Modification in a Patient with D-Transposition of the Great Arteries and Atrial Switch Procedure. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 8 (1): 191-196,2016.

Ruckdeschel ES, Wolfel E, Nguyen DT: A Case of Cough-induced Ventricular Tachycardia in a Patient with a Left Ventricular Assist Device. Cardiology Electrophysiology Clinics 8 (1): 165-167,2016.

Cortez D, Ruckdeschel E, McCanta AC, Collins K, Sauer W, Kay J, Nguyen D.: Vectorcardiographic predictors of ventricular arrhythmia inducibility in patients with tetralogy of Fallot. Journal of Electrocardiology 48 (2): 2015.

Ruckdeschel E, Kay JD: Pulmonic regurgitation and management challenges in the adult with tetralogy of fallot. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine 16 (6): 2014.

Ruckdeschel ES, Quaife R, Kay J, Sauer WH, Collins K, Neltner B, and Nguyen DT.: Pre-procedural imaging in patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries facilitates placement of cardiac resynchronization therapy leads. Pacing Clinic Electrophysiology 37 (5): 546-53,2014.

Ruckdeschel ES, Nicolarsen J, Yeung E, Khanna A, Kay J: Echocardiographic parameters of systemic right ventricular size and function compared to cardia MRI Society for Cardiac MRI Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)