David Frankel, MD EP, FHRS, FACC, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine 3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104 [see map]
Dr. David Frankel is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also serves as the Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program.
Dr. Frankel received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Frankel then returned to Penn for fellowships in cardiovascular medicine and cardiac electrophysiology. He has served on the electrophysiology faculty at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania since 2011. He is board certified in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular medicine.
Dr. Frankel specializes in ablation of supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, PVCs and ventricular tachycardia, as well as implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators. Dr. Frankel’s research focuses on improving outcomes in complex catheter ablation, with particular emphasis on ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation. His research has been published in JAMA Cardiology, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and other leading medical journals.
Glossary of Surgeon Certifications
www.hrsonline.org Cardiac electrophysiologists focus on the heart's electrical system and on diagnosing and treating irregular heartbeats or arrhythmias. Electrophysiologists are qualified to perform special tests of your heart's electrical system, such as an electrop
www.hrsonline.org The FHRS designation distinguishes qualified Heart Rhythm Society members among health care providers for their specialization in electrophysiology, clarifies the referral process and serves as a credential of quality care for patients, media and gov
www.acc.org “Based on outstanding credentials, achievements and community contributions to cardiovascular medicine, those who are elected to Fellowship signal to peers and patients their commitment to quality cardiovascular care through use of the FACC designati
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