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Fermin C. Garcia, MD

Fermin C. Garcia, MD Physician

Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory, Pennsylvania Hospital Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Assistant Professor AC

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Garcia is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Fermin C. Garcia

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

 

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009 - 2012, 2017 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

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.

The 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.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2004
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)
  • Biventricular Device Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheter Ablation
  • Complex Arrhythmia
  • Electrophysiology (EP) Testing
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Ventricular Tachycardia

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)
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Jose Maria Vargas School of Medicine
Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Fellowship: Albert Einstein Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Cardiology, National American Heart Association, National American Heart Association, National Heart Rhythm Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Garcia is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Fulton Brian L, Liang Jackson J, Enriquez Andres, Garcia Fermin C, Supple Gregory E, Riley Michael P, Schaller Robert D, Dixit Sanjay, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E, Han Yuchi: Imaging characteristics of papillary muscle site of origin of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with mitral valve prolapse. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 29 (1): 146-153,2017.

Santangeli Pasquale, Zado Erica S, Garcia Fermin C, Riley Michael P, Lin David, Frankel David S, Supple Gregory E, Schaller Robert D, Dixit Sanjay, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E: Lack of Prognostic Value of Atrial Arrhythmia Inducibility and Change in Inducibility Status Following Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. Heart rhythm 15 (5): 660-665,2017.

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 28 (10): 1179-1186,2017.

Enriquez Andres, Liang Jackson, Gentile Javier, Schaller Robert D, Supple Gregory E, Frankel David S, Garcia Fermin C, Wald Joyce, Birati Edo Y, Rame J Eduardo, Bermudez Christian, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E, Santangeli Pasquale: Outcomes of rescue cardiopulmonary support for periprocedural acute hemodynamic decompensation in patients undergoing catheter ablation of electrical storm. Heart rhythm 15 (1): 75-80,2017.

Aryana Arash, d'Avila André, Cool Christina L, Miller Marc A, Garcia Fermin C, Supple Gregory E, Dukkipati Srinivas R, Lakkireddy Dhanunjaya, Bunch T Jared, Bowers Mark R, O'Neill Padraig Gearoid, Reddy Vivek Y, Marchlinski Francis E: Outcomes of catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia with mechanical hemodynamic support: An analysis of the Medicare database. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology 28 (11): 1295–1302,2017.

Enriquez Andres, Supple Gregory E, Marchlinski Francis E, Garcia Fermin C: How to map and ablate papillary muscle ventricular arrhythmias. Heart rhythm 14 (11): 1721-1728,2017.

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.

Enriquez Andres, Santangeli Pasquale, Zado Erica S, Liang Jackson, Castro Simon, Garcia Fermin C, Schaller Robert D, Supple Gregory E, Frankel David S, Callans David J, Lin David, Dixit Sanjay, Deo Rajat, Riley Michael P, Marchlinski Francis E: Postoperative atrial tachycardias after mitral valve surgery: Mechanisms and outcomes of catheter ablation. Heart rhythm 14 (4): 520-526,2017.

Pathak Rajeev K, Garcia Fermin C: Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia in Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia. Cardiac electrophysiology clinics 9 (1): 99-106,2017.

Muser Daniele, Liang Jackson J, Witschey Walter Rt, Pathak Rajeev K, Castro Simon, Magnani Silvia, Zado Erica S, Garcia Fermin C, Desjardins Benoit, Callans David J, Frankel David S, Marchlinski Francis E, Santangeli Pasquale: Ventricular arrhythmias associated with left ventricular noncompaction: Electrophysiologic characteristics, mapping, and ablation. Heart rhythm 14 (2): 166-175,2017.

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Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Cardiology/Electrophysiology
9 Founders - 3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6006
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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