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Fermin C. Garcia, MD

Fermin C. Garcia, MD Physician

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

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 annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2004
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Arrhythmia Device Lead Extraction
  • Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)
  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Imaging of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
  • Implantable Cardiac Devices
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

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


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.


Selected Publications:

Shirai Y, Santangeli P, Liang JJ, Garcia FC, Supple GE, Frankel DS, Riley MP, Lin D, Schaller RD, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE.: Anatomical proximity dictates successful ablation from adjacent sites for outflow tract ventricular arrhythmias linked to the coronary venous system. Europace 21 (3): 484-491,2019.

Liang JJ, Castro SA, Muser D, Briceno DF, Shirai Y, Enriquez A, Kumareswaran R, Santangeli P, Zado ES, Arkles JS, Schaller RD, Supple GE, Frankel DS, Nazarian S, Riley MP, Garcia FC, Lin D, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE: Electrophysiologic Substrate, Safety, Procedural Approaches, and Outcomes of Catheter Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients After Aortic Valve Replacement. JACC Clin Electrophysiol 5 (1): 28-38,2019.

Gordon JP, Liang JJ, Rajeev Pathak, Zado ES, Garcia FC, Hutchinson MD, Santangeli P, Schaller RD, Frankel DS, Marchlinski FE, Supple GE: Percutaneous Cryoablation for Papillary Muscle Ventricular Arrhythmias after Failed Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 29 (12): 1654-1663,2018.

Briceño DF, Markman TM, Lupercio F, Romero J, Liang JJ, Villablanca PA, Birati EY, Garcia FC, Di Biase L, Natale A, Marchlinski FE, Santangeli P: Catheter ablation versus conventional treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 53 (1): 2018.

Muser D, Liang JJ, Castro SA, Hayashi T, Enriquez A, Troutman GS, McNaughton NW, Supple G, Birati EY, Schaller R, Garcia FC, Frankel DS, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE, Santangeli P: Outcomes with Prophylactic Use of Percutaneous Left Ventricular Assist Devices in High-Risk Patients Undergoing Catheter Ablation of Scar-Related VT: a Propensity-Matched Analysis. Heart Rhythm 15 (10): 1500-06,2018.

Liang JJ, Mohanty S, Fahed J, Muser D, Briceno DF, Burkhardt JD, Arkles JS, Supple GE, Frankel DS, Nazarian S, Garcia FC, Callans DJ, Dixit S, Di Biase L, Natale A, Marchlinski FE, Santangeli P: Bailout Atrial Balloon Septoplasty to Overcome Challenging Left Atrial Transseptal Access for Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation. JACC Clin Electrophysiol 4 (8): 1011-1019,2018.

Casado Arroyo R, Latcu DG, Maeda S, Kubala M, Santangeli P, Garcia FC, Enache B, Eljamili M, Hayashi T, Zado ES, Saoudi N, Marchlinski FE: Coronary Sinus Activation and ECG Characteristics of Roof-Dependent Left Atrial Flutter After Pulmonary Vein Isolation Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 11 (6): e005948,2018.

Liang JJ, Elafros MA, Mullen MT, Muser D, Hayashi T, Enriquez A, Pathak RK, Zado ES, Santangeli P, Arkles JS, Schaller RD, Supple GE, Frankel DS, Garcia FC, Deo R, Lin D, Riley MP, Nazarian S, Dixit S, Marchlinski FE, Callans DJ: Anticoagulation use and clinical outcomes after catheter ablation in patients with persistent and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 29 (6): 823-832,2018.

Enriquez A, Saenz LC, Rosso R, Silvestry FE, Callans D, Marchlinski FE, Garcia F: Use of Intracardiac Echocardiography in Interventional Cardiology: Working With the Anatomy Rather Than Fighting It. Circulation 137 (21): 2278-2294,2018.

Pathak RK, Fahed J, Santangeli P, Hyman MC, Liang JJ, Kubala M, Hayashi T, Muser D, Pathak M, Kochar A, Castro SA, Garcia FC, Frankel DS, Supple GE, Schaller RD, Lin D, Riley MP, Deo R, Epstein AE, Zado ES, Dixit S, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE: Long-Term Outcome of Catheter Ablation for Treatment of Bundle Branch Re-Entrant Tachycardia. JACC Clin Electrophysiol 4 (3): 331-338,2018.

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Academic Contact Info

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

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

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