Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Heart and Vascular Faculty

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David S Frankel, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
9 Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6801
Fax: 215-615-4350
BA (American History)
University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, 2000.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA , 2004-2005.
Resident in Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA , 2005-2007.
Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 2007-2009.
Fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 2009-2011.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007.
American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine, 2010.
American Board of Cardiac Electrophysiology, 2011.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

ventricular tachycardia
atrial fibrillation
catheter ablation
supraventricular tachycardia

Description of Research Expertise

ventricular tachycardia
atrial fibrillation
catheter ablation
supraventricular tachycardia

Selected Publications

Aldhoon Bashar, Frankel David S, Hutchinson Mathew D, Callans David J, Epstein Andrew E, Dixit Sanjay, Riley Michael P, Lin David, Garcia Fermin C, Supple Gregory E, Cooper Joshua M, Bala Rupa, Deo Rajat, Zado Erica S, Marchlinski Francis E: Unipolar Voltage Abnormality is Associated with Greater Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology Nov 2013.

Betensky Brian P, Kapa Suraj, Desjardins Benoit, Garcia Fermin, Callans David, Dixit Sanjay, Frankel David S, Hutchinson Mathew, Supple Gregory, Zado Erica S, Marchlinski Francis E: Characterization of Transseptal Activation during Septal Pacing: Criteria for Identification of Intramural VT Substrate in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy. Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology Oct 2013.

Carballeira Pol Lidia, Deyell Marc W, Frankel David S, Benhayon Daniel, Squara Fabien, Chik William, Kohari Maria, Deo Rajat, Marchlinski Francis E: Ventricular Premature Depolarization QRS Duration as a New Marker of Risk for the Development of VPD Induced Cardiomyopathy. Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society Oct 2013.

Frankel David S: CT Imaging to Guide CTI Ablation: New Tricks for an Old Dog. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology Aug 2013.

Kapa S, Epstein AE, Callans DJ, Garcia FC, Lin D, Bala R, Riley MP, Hutchinson MD, Gerstenfeld EP, Tzou W, Marchlinski FE, Frankel DS, Cooper JM, Supple G, Deo R, Verdino RJ, Patel VV, Dixit S. : Assessing Arrhythmia Burden After Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Using an Implantable Loop Recorder: The ABACUS Study. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 24(8): 875-81, Aug 2013.

Man JP, Lin D, Frankel DS: Transient ST segment elevation and accompanying intracardiac echocardiographic abnormalities of the inferior left ventricular wall during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology 38(1): 51-51, Jul 2013 Notes: Epub ahead of print 2013 July 9.

Frankel DS, Cooper JM: Sequential dual chamber extrastimulation provides clue to supraventricular tachycardia mechanism. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 24(5): 593-5, May 2013.

Frankel DS, Tschabrunn CM, Cooper JM, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Riley MP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE: Apical ventricular tachycardia morphology in left ventricular nonischemic cardiomyopathy predicts poor transplant-free survival. Heart Rhythm 10(5): 621-6, May 2013.

Mountantonakis SE, Park RE, Frankel DS, Hutchinson MD, Dixit S, Cooper J, Callans D, Marchlinski FE, Gerstenfeld EP: Relationship between voltage map "channels" and the location of critical isthmus sites in patients with post-infarction cardiomyopathy and ventricular tachycardia. Journal of the American College Cardiology 61(20): 2088-95, May 2013.

Hutchinson MD, Garcia FC, Mandel JE, Elkassabany N, Zado ES, Riley MP, Cooper JM, Bala R, Frankel DS, Lin D, Supple GE, Dixit S, Gerstenfeld EP, Callans DJ, Marchlinski FE: Efforts to enhance catheter stability improve atrial fibrillation ablation outcome. Heart Rhythm 10(3): 347-53, Mar 2013.

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Last updated: 12/10/2013
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