David Teitel, MD

Pediatric cardiologist

Dr. David Teitel is a pediatric cardiologist who performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on infants, children and adults with heart conditions present from birth. He specializes in cardiac catheterization, a minimally invasive technique in which a long, thin tube called a catheter is passed into a blood vessel to reach the heart.

Teitel is an expert on how the newborn cardiovascular system adapts following birth and in response to congenital heart disease, which has been the focus of his research. He co-authored a book on this topic, Neonatal Cardiology, and gives lectures throughout the Americas and Europe on the cardiovascular system of the fetus and child.

After earning his medical degree at the University of Toronto, Teitel completed a residency in pediatrics at Montreal Children's Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at UCSF, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1982. He served as chief of the UCSF Division of Pediatric Cardiology for more than two decades and as medical director of the UCSF Pediatric Heart Center from its inception through 2015.

Teitel has also served for years in the Academic Senate of the University of California and is currently chair of the UCSF division. The senate is an independent group that determines academic policies and represents faculty concerns to the UC administration.


Interventional Cardiology Program
1975 Fourth St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-4704
Fax: (415) 353-4144

Pediatric Heart Center Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2008
Fax: (415) 353-4144

Pulmonary Hypertension Program
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-3679
Fax: (415) 476-5363

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University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine 1975


Montreal Children's Hospital, Pediatrics 1979


UCSF, Pediatric Cardiology 1982

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Woolf-King SE, Arnold E, Weiss S, Teitel D. "There's no acknowledgement of what this does to people": A qualitative exploration of mental health among parents of children with critical congenital heart defects. J Clin Nurs. 2018 Jan 18.
  2. Kameny RJ, Colglazier E, Nawaytou H, Moore P, Reddy VM, Teitel D, Fineman JR. Pushing the envelope: a treat and repair strategy for patients with advanced pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital heart disease. Pulm Circ. 2017 Jul-Sep; 7(3):747-751.
  3. Chowdhury D, Gurvitz M, Marelli A, Anderson J, Baker-Smith C, Diab KA, Edwards TC, Hougen T, Jedeikin R, Johnson JN, Karpawich P, Lai W, Lu JC, Mitchell S, Newburger JW, Penny DJ, Portman MA, Satou G, Teitel D, Villafane J, Williams R, Jenkins K. Development of Quality Metrics in Ambulatory Pediatric Cardiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Feb 07; 69(5):541-555.
  4. Woolf-King SE, Anger A, Arnold EA, Weiss SJ, Teitel D. Mental Health Among Parents of Children With Critical Congenital Heart Defects: A Systematic Review. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Feb 01; 6(2).
  5. Teitel D. Recognition of Undiagnosed Neonatal Heart Disease. Clin Perinatol. 2016 Mar; 43(1):81-98.
  6. Landman G, Kipps A, Moore P, Teitel D, Meadows J. Outcomes of a modified approach to transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jul 01; 82(1):143-9.
  7. Meadows J, Teitel D, Moore P. Use and performance of premounted stents compared to nonpremounted stents in pediatric and adult congenital cardiac catheterization. J Interv Cardiol. 2013 Feb; 26(1):58-61.
  8. Virzi L, Pemberton V, Ohye RG, Tabbutt S, Lu M, Atz TC, Barnard T, Dunbar-Masterson C, Ghanayem NS, Jacobs JP, Lambert LM, Lewis A, Pike N, Pizarro C, Radojewski E, Teitel D, Xu M, Pearson GD. Reporting adverse events in a surgical trial for complex congenital heart disease: the Pediatric Heart Network experience. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Sep; 142(3):531-7.
  9. Durack J, Bass N, Teitel D, Kerlan R, Roberts J. Endovascular closure of a portocaval shunt after left lobe liver transplantation using an Amplatzer muscular ventricular septal occluder device. Liver Transpl. 2011 Feb; 17(2):211-4.
  10. Trucco SM, Barnoya J, Larrazabal LA, CastaƱeda A, Teitel DF. Detection rates of congenital heart disease in Guatemala. Cardiol Young. 2011 Apr; 21(2):153-60.
  11. Meadows J, Teitel D, Moore P. Anatomic and technical predictors of stent malposition during implantation for vascular obstruction in patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Oct; 3(10):1080-6.
  12. Michaels AD, Tacy T, Teitel D, Shapiro M, Grossman W. Invasive left ventricular energetics during enhanced external counterpulsation. Am J Ther. 2009 May-Jun; 16(3):239-46.
  13. Natarajan S, Heiss C, Yeghiazarians Y, Fineman JR, Teitel DF, Tacy TA. Peripheral arterial function in infants and young children with one-ventricle physiology and hypoxemia. Am J Cardiol. 2009 Mar 15; 103(6):862-6.
  14. Anderson JE, Teitel D, Wu YW. Venous hum causing tinnitus: case report and review of the literature. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jan; 48(1):87-8.
  15. Sharma M, Sakhuja R, Teitel D, Boyle A. Percutaneous arterial closure for inadvertent cannulation of the subclavian artery--a call for caution. J Invasive Cardiol. 2008 Jul; 20(7):E229-32.
  16. Marino BS, Shera D, Wernovsky G, Tomlinson RS, Aguirre A, Gallagher M, Lee A, Cho CJ, Stern W, Davis L, Tong E, Teitel D, Mussatto K, Ghanayem N, Gleason M, Gaynor JW, Wray J, Helfaer MA, Shea JA. The development of the pediatric cardiac quality of life inventory: a quality of life measure for children and adolescents with heart disease. Qual Life Res. 2008 May; 17(4):613-26.
  17. Forbes TJ, Moore P, Pedra CA, Zahn EM, Nykanen D, Amin Z, Garekar S, Teitel D, Qureshi SA, Cheatham JP, Ebeid MR, Hijazi ZM, Sandhu S, Hagler DJ, Sievert H, Fagan TE, Ringwald J, Du W, Tang L, Wax DF, Rhodes J, Johnston TA, Jones TK, Turner DR, Pass R, Torres A, Hellenbrand WE. Intermediate follow-up following intravascular stenting for treatment of coarctation of the aorta. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2007 Oct 01; 70(4):569-77.
  18. Keller RL, Moore P, Teitel D, Hawgood S, McQuitty J, Fineman JR. Abnormal vascular tone in infants and children with lung hypoplasia: Findings from cardiac catheterization and the response to chronic therapy. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 Nov; 7(6):589-94.
  19. McElhinney DB, Teitel DF. From theory to practice: optimizing the efficiency of an inefficient circulation. Circulation. 2006 Sep 19; 114(12):1226-8.
  20. Moon-Grady AJ, Teitel DF, Hanley FL, Moore P. Ductus-associated proximal pulmonary artery stenosis in patients with right heart obstruction. Int J Cardiol. 2007 Jan 02; 114(1):41-5.

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