Medical School
New York University School of Medicine (1997)
Mount Sinai Medical Center - New York, NY (1998), Pediatrics
Mount Sinai Medical Center - New York, NY (2000), Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2003), Pediatric Cardiology
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2004), Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Cardiac Arrhythmias (Irregular Heartbeats)
  • Pacemaker Insertion
  • Research Interest

    • Post-pericardiotomy Syndrome Following Placement of Permanent Pacemakers in Children
    • Tricuspid Regurgitation in the Fetus
    • Use of Implantable Cadiac Defibrillator (ICD) as Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Young Adults
    • Ventricular Arrhythmias following the Ross procedure: Long Term Follow-up


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Managed ventricular pacing in pediatric patients and patient with congenital heart disease
    Kaltman J, Ro P, Zimmerman F, Moak J, Epstein M, Zeltser I, et al Am J Cardiol 2008 102 875-878
    Genetic factors are important determinants of neurodevelopmental outcome after repair of tetralogy of Fallot
    Zeltser I, Jarvik GP, Bernbaum J, Gerdes M, Weinvsky G, Zackai E, et al. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2008 135 91-7
    Substrate characterization of ventricular tachycardia in a porcine model of tetralogy of Fallot using noncontact mapping
    Kaltman JR, Gillespie MJ, Seymour T, Khan A, Zeltser I, et al Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2007 30 1316-22
    The roles of chronic pressure and volume overload states in induction of arrhythmias: an animal model of physiologic sequelae after repair of tetralogy of Fallot.
    Zeltser I, Gaynor JW, Petko M, Myung RJ, Birbach M, Waibel R, Ittenbach RF, Tanel RE, Vetter VL, Thodes LA J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005 130 1542-1548
    Impact of re-coarctation following the Norwood operation on survival in the balloon angioplasty era.
    Zeltser I, Menteer J, Gaynor JW, Spray TL, Clark BJ, Kreutzer J, Rome JJ. J Am Coll Cardiol 2005 45 1844-1848

    Honors & Awards

    • AHA Post-doctural Research Fellowship Award
      Etiologies of Arrhythmias following repair of Tetraology of Fallot (TOF): Chronic Volume versus Pressure Overload (0)