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

Research Interest

  • Post-pericardiotomy Syndrome Following Placement of Permanent Pacemakers in Children
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation in the Fetus
  • Use of Implantable Cardiac 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

Electrocardiograms in Healthy North American Children in the Digital Age.
Saarel EV, Granger S, Kaltman JR, Minich LL, Tristani-Firouzi M, Kim JJ, Ash K, Tsao SS, Berul CI, Stephenson EA, Gamboa DG, Trachtenberg F, Fischbach P, Vetter VL, Czosek RJ, Johnson TR, Salerno JC, Cain NB, Pass RH, Zeltser I, Silver ES, Kovach JR, Alexander ME Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2018 Jul 11 7 e005808
Response to commentary: Anomalous origin of the left pulmonary artery from the internal carotid artery.
Thankavel PP, Martho LC, Zeltser I Cardiol Young 2015 Oct 1-2
Anomalous left pulmonary artery origin from internal carotid artery: prospective echocardiographic diagnosis of a previously unknown variant.
Thankavel PP, Martho LC, Zeltser I Cardiol Young 2015 Mar 1-4
Temporary Atrial Pacing for Cardiac Output After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.
Barker GM, Affolter J, Saenz J, Cox CS, Forbess JM, Scott WA, Zeltser I Pediatr Cardiol 2013 Mar
Lessons learned from preparticipation cardiovascular screening in a state funded program.
Zeltser I, Cannon B, Silvana L, Fenrich A, George J, Schleifer J, Garcia M, Barnes A, Rivenes S, Patt H, Rodgers G, Scott W Am. J. Cardiol. 2012 Sep 110 6 902-8
Relation of right ventricular pacing site to left ventricular mechanical synchrony.
Verma AJ, Lemler MS, Zeltser IJ, Scott WA Am. J. Cardiol. 2010 Sep 106 6 806-9
Managed ventricular pacing in pediatric patients and patients with congenital heart disease.
Kaltman JR, Ro PS, Zimmerman F, Moak JP, Epstein M, Zeltser IJ, Shah MJ, Buck K, Vetter VL, Tanel RE Am. J. Cardiol. 2008 Oct 102 7 875-8
Genetic factors are important determinants of neurodevelopmental outcome after repair of tetralogy of Fallot.
Zeltser I, Jarvik GP, Bernbaum J, Wernovsky G, Nord AS, Gerdes M, Zackai E, Clancy R, Nicolson SC, Spray TL, Gaynor JW J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2008 Jan 135 1 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 IJ, Rhodes LA, Tanel RE, Vetter VL, Gaynor JW, Shah MJ Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2007 Nov 30 11 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, Rhodes LA J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2005 Dec 130 6 1542-8


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Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists/Doctors in Dallas
    D Magazine (2018)
  • Frank S. and Mary Jane Ryburn Cardiology Clinical Research Award
    Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX (2006-2007)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award
    American Heart Association (2003)
  • Outstanding Resident Teaching Award
    Mount Sinai Medical Center (2000)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Heart Association (2004)
  • Heart Rhythm Society (2004)
  • Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (2004)
  • Pediatric Electrophysiology Society (2004)