Ronn Tanel, MD

Director, Pediatric and Congenital Arrhythmia Center
Pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist

Dr. Ronn Tanel is a pediatric electrophysiologist, a specialist in treating cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) in fetuses, infants, children, adolescents and young adults. He also cares for children with congenital heart disease who develop arrhythmias. His expertise includes treatments such as radiofrequency catheter ablation, cryoablation, pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. He serves as director of the UCSF Pediatric and Congenital Arrhythmia Center.

In his research, Tanel focuses on arrhythmias that occur following repair of congenital heart disease and on understanding the natural history of arrhythmias in children. He also is interested in long-term follow-up for children who have undergone catheter ablation therapy.

Tanel earned his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatric medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship and training in pediatric electrophysiology at Boston Children's Hospital.

From 1998 to 2008, Tanel was an electrophysiologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Tanel is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society and American Heart Association.

  • See a video about a young football player who was treated by Tanel for a serious heart condition.

Clinics

Cardiovascular Genetics Center
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2008
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

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

Conditions & Treatments

More about Ronn Tanel

Education

University of Miami 1988

Residencies

UC San Diego, Pediatrics 1992

Fellowships

Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Cardiology 1997

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kipps AK, Cassidy SC, Strohacker CM, Graupe M, Bates KE, McLellan MC, Harahsheh AS, Hanke SP, Tanel RE, Schachtner SK, Gaies M, Madsen N. Collective quality improvement in the paediatric cardiology acute care unit: establishment of the Pediatric Acute Care Cardiology Collaborative (PAC3). Cardiol Young. 2018 Jun 28; 1-5.
  2. Mercer-Rosa L, Zhang X, Tanel RE, Rychik J, Fogel MA, Paridon SM, Goldmuntz E. Perioperative Factors Influence the Long-Term Outcomes of Children and Adolescents with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Jun 06.
  3. Ito H, Badhwar N, Patel AR, Hoffmayer KS, Moss JD, Pellegrini CN, Vedantham V, Tseng ZH, Tanel RE, Hsia HH, Lee RJ, Marcus GM, Gerstenfeld EP, Scheinman MM. Use of Programmed Ventricular Extrastimulus During Supraventricular Tachycardia to Differentiate Atrioventricular Nodal Re-Entrant Tachycardia From Atrioventricular Re-Entrant Tachycardia. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Jul; 4(7):872-880.
  4. Mercer-Rosa L, Elci OU, Pinto NM, Tanel RE, Goldmuntz E. 22q11.2 Deletion Status and Perioperative Outcomes for Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia and Multiple Aortopulmonary Collateral Vessels. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Mar 08.
  5. Etheridge SP, Escudero CA, Blaufox AD, Law IH, Dechert-Crooks BE, Stephenson EA, Dubin AM, Ceresnak SR, Motonaga KS, Skinner JR, Marcondes LD, Perry JC, Collins KK, Seslar SP, Cabrera M, Uzun O, Cannon BC, Aziz PF, Kubuš P, Tanel RE, Valdes SO, Sami S, Kertesz NJ, Maldonado J, Erickson C, Moore JP, Asakai H, Mill L, Abcede M, Spector ZZ, Menon S, Shwayder M, Bradley DJ, Cohen MI, Sanatani S. Life-Threatening Event Risk in Children With Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome: A Multicenter International Study. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2018 Apr; 4(4):433-444.
  6. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 11; 33(11):763-764.
  7. Tanel FRE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Oct; 33(10):710-711.
  8. Gal DB, Wojciak J, Perera J, Tanel RE, Patel AR. Atrial standstill in a pediatric patient with associated caveolin-3 mutation. HeartRhythm Case Rep. 2017 Nov; 3(11):513-516.
  9. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Sep; 33(9):660-661.
  10. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Apr; 33(4):309-310.
  11. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Jan; 33(1):70-71.
  12. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Nov; 32(11):820-821.
  13. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Oct; 32(10):736-737.
  14. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Aug; 32(8):578-9.
  15. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Jul; 32(7):496-7.
  16. Moore JP, Shannon KM, Fish FA, Seslar SP, Garnreiter JM, Krause U, Tanel RE, Papez AA, Pilcher TA, Balaji S. Catheter ablation of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia after extracardiac Fontan surgery. Heart Rhythm. 2016 09; 13(9):1891-7.
  17. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Apr; 32(4):276-7.
  18. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Mar; 32(3):202-3.
  19. Patel A, Tanel R. Twin Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia Associated with Heterotaxy Syndrome with Malaligned Atrioventricular Canal Defect and Atrioventricular Discordance. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2016 Mar; 8(1):211-6.
  20. Tanel RE. ECGs in the ED. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Feb; 32(2):136-7.

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