Arrhythmia Center
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The Pediatric and Congenital Arrhythmia Center is a specialty service dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of infants, children and teens with a variety of cardiac arrhythmias, or abnormal heart rhythms. In addition, we provide care for adults who have arrhythmias related to congenital heart disease, or heart abnormalities present since birth. Electrophysiology, a subspecialty of cardiology, is a rapidly growing field focused on discovering cures and new treatments for all forms of arrhythmias.

Over the past decades, tremendous advances have been made in understanding the mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias in young patients. UCSF has a history of innovation and is a leader in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms. In the 1980s, doctors at UCSF Medical Center pioneered the use of catheter ablation, a treatment that destroys or disrupts abnormal electrical tissues that cause arrhythmias. Today, we use this technique to successfully treat a variety of arrhythmias.

Our team of experienced electrophysiologists, nurses and technicians is devoted to the care of children and those with congenital heart disease who have abnormal heart rhythms. Other services, including Child Life Services and Social Services, are also available to help provide the necessary support for each individual patient and family.

If you need a referral from your child's pediatrician or specialist to make an appointment, please call the number below once you have obtained the referral.

Getting Here

Pediatric Heart Center Clinic
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 514-2783
Fax: (415) 353-4144

Hours: Thursday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes


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Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

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Public Transportation

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

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(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
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Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

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Shuttle hotline: (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)

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Ronn Tanel
Ronn Tanel, MD
Pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist
Akash Patel
Akash Patel, MD
Cardiologist and electrophysiologist
Walter Li
Walter Li, MD
Pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist

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