Robert D. Schaller, DO, MS, FHRS

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
2nd Floor, East Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-8027
Fax: 215-615-5441
BA (Psychology)
Boston University , 1999.
MS-HSA (Health Service Administration)
Nova Southeastern University College of Business Administration, 2001.
DO (Medicine)
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine , 2004.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Atrial fibrillation ablation
Ventricular tachycardia ablation
Sudden cardiac death
Biventricular cardiac device implantation
Complex lead management
Lead extraction

Description of Research Expertise

Sudden cardiac death
Lead extraction

Selected Publications

Sadek MM, Goldstein W, Epstein AE, Schaller RD.: Cardiovascular implantable electronic device lead extraction: evidence, techniques, results, and future directions. Curr Opin Cardiol. Page: 23-8, Jan 2016.

Jay Liebowitz and Robert Schaller: Biological Warfare: Tampering with Implantable Medical Devices. IT Professional Magazine. Rick Kuhn and Tim Weil (eds.). IEEE, Page: 70-72, Sept-Oct 2015.

Jackson J. Liang, DO∗; Shaan Khurshid, MD†; Robert D. Schaller, DO∗; Pasquale Santangeli, MD∗; Francis E. Marchlinski, MD∗; David S. Frankel, MD∗: Safety and Efficacy of Catheter Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia in Elderly Patients With Structural Heart Disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Clinical Electrophysiology 1(1): 52, March 2015.

Santangeli Pasquale, Muser Daniele, Zado Erica S, Magnani Silvia, Khetpal Sumun, Hutchinson Mathew D, Supple Gregory, Frankel David S, Garcia Fermin C, Bala Rupa, Riley Michael P, Lin David, Rame J Eduardo, Schaller Robert, Dixit Sanjay, Marchlinski Francis E, Callans David J: Acute hemodynamic decompensation during catheter ablation of scar-related ventricular tachycardia: incidence, predictors, and impact on mortality. Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology 8(1): 68-75, Feb 2015 Notes: Epub 2014 Dec 9.

Robert D. Schaller, Mouhannad M. Sadek, Jeffrey J Luebbert, Jian-Fang Ren, Francis E. Marchlinski: Tansjugular Lead Fragment Extraction to Improve Tricuspid Regurgitation. Heart Rhythm Case Reports 1(1), 2015.

Liang JJ, Elafros MA, Chik WW, Santangeli P, Zado ES, Frankel DS, Supple GE, Schaller RD, Lin D, Hutchinson MD, Riley MP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE, Dixit S.: Early recurrence of atrial arrhythmias following pulmonary vein antral isolation: Timing and frequency of early recurrences predicts long-term ablation success. Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society 2015.

Squara Fabien, Frankel David S, Schaller Robert, Kapa Suraj, Chik William W, Callans David J, Marchlinski Francis E, Dixit Sanjay: Voltage mapping for delineating inexcitable dense scar in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation: a new end point for enhancing pulmonary vein isolation. Heart Rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society 11(11): 1904-11, Nov 2014 Notes: Epub 2014 Jul 23.

Mouhannad M Sadek, Robert D Schaller, Gregory E Supple, David S Frankel, Michael P Riley, Mathew D Hutchinson, Fermin C Garcia, David Lin, Sanjay Dixit, Erica S Zado, David J Callans, Francis E Marchlinski: Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation – The Right Approach for the Right Patient. Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 3(3): 161, 2014.

Lander J, Schaller R: Relationship Between Framingham Risk Score and Metabolic Syndrome for Predicting Coronary Artery Disease. Journal of Investigative Medicine 58(3): 592-593, 2010.

Coplan N, Hersh D, Ayyanathan S, Panagopoulos G, Levitt, H, Toorl S, Jimenez M, Schaller R, Patel S: Relationship Between Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome for Predicting Coronary Artery Disease? Journal of Investigative Medicine 57(4): 612, 2009.

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