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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 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.

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

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2004
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2006

Clinical Expertise:

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

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
  • Vetrans Choice Program (6/2018 Not Active)

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:

Shirai Y, Liang JJ, Garcia FC, Supple GE, Callans DJ, Zado ES, Marchlinski FE, Santangeli P: QRS Morphology Shift Following Catheter Ablation of Idiopathic Outflow Tract Ventricular Arrhythmias: Prevalence, Mapping Features and Ablation Outcomes. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol : 2018.

Enriquez A, Tapias C, Rodriguez D, Liang J, Marchlinski F, Saenz L, Garcia F: How to map and ablate parahisian ventricular arrhythmias. Heart Rhythm 15 (8): 1268-1274,2018.

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 : 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.

Muser D, Santangeli P, Castro SA, Liang JJ, Enriquez A, Werner TJ, Nucifora, G, Magnani S, Hayashi T, Zado ES, Garcia FC, Callans DJ, Dixit S, Desjardins B, Marchlinski FE, Alavi A: Prognostic role of serial quantitative evaluation of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake by PET/CT in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis presenting with ventricular tachycardia. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 45 (8): 1394-1404,2018.

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 : 2018.

Casado Arroyo R, Laţcu 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.

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 ventricular tachycardia: A propensity-matched analysis. Heart Rhythm : S1547-5271,2018.

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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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