Paul Zei

Cardiac electrophysiologist

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-721-4363
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Cardiac Arrhythmia Service

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6459
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2005) MA

Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2004) MA

Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2001) MA

Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1999) MA

Board Certification: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)

Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2004)

Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1998) CA

PhD, Stanford University, Molecular Physiology (1998)

MD, Stanford University, Medicine (1998)

Administrative Appointments

Clinic Advisory Council, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2010 - Present)

Chief, Cardiology Clinics, Cardiovascular Medicine (2009 - Present)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

How insensitive ... How a mutation in the SCN5A voltage sensor leads to clinical arrhythmia
Zei, P. C., & Caleshu, C. (2012). How insensitive ... How a mutation in the SCN5A voltage sensor leads to clinical arrhythmia. HEART RHYTHM, 9(10), 1689-1690.

Incidence and clinical predictors of low defibrillation safety margin at time of implantable defibrillator implantation
Cheng, Z., Turakhia, M., Lo, R., Gupta, A., Zei, P. C., & Wang, P. J. (2012). Incidence and clinical predictors of low defibrillation safety margin at time of implantable defibrillator implantation. JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 34(1), 93-100.

Electroanatomic localization of a slowly conducting atrioventricular (Mahaim) accessory pathway
Gupta, A., Hsia, H. H., Lo, R., & Zei, P. C. (2011). Electroanatomic localization of a slowly conducting atrioventricular (Mahaim) accessory pathway. JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 31(2), 119-124.

Visualizing ablation gaps in vitro using a deflectable fiber optic endocardial visualization catheter
Irani, A. R., Lin, B., Eversull, C., Hsia, H. H., Zei, P. C., & Al-Ahmad, A. (2009). Visualizing ablation gaps in vitro using a deflectable fiber optic endocardial visualization catheter. JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 25(2), 107-110.

Direct Visualization of Cardiac Radiofrequency Ablation Lesions
Eversull, C. S., Lin, B., Irani, A. R., Quigley, M. L., Mourlas, N. J., & Wang, P. J. (2009). Direct Visualization of Cardiac Radiofrequency Ablation Lesions. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH, 2(2), 198-201.

The Efficacy of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Heart Transplant Recipients Results From a Multicenter Registry
Tsai, V. W., Cooper, J., Garan, H., Natale, A., Ptaszek, L. M., & Al-Ahmad, A. (2009). The Efficacy of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Heart Transplant Recipients Results From a Multicenter Registry. CIRCULATION-HEART FAILURE, 2(3), 197-201.

A New Approach for ICD Rhythm Classification based on Support Vector Machines
Kamousi, B., Tewfik, A., Lin, B., Al-Ahmad, A., Hsia, H., & Wang, P. (2009). A New Approach for ICD Rhythm Classification based on Support Vector Machines. 2009 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOLS 1-20, 2478-2481.

Optimal Programming of ICDs for Prevention of Appropriate and Inappropriate Shocks.
Lo, R., Al-Ahmad, A., Hsia, H., Zei, P. C., & Wang, P. J. (2008). Optimal Programming of ICDs for Prevention of Appropriate and Inappropriate Shocks. Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine, 10(5), 408-416.

Time-resolved three-dimensional imaging of the left atrium and pulmonary veins in the interventional suite - A comparison between muttisweep gated rotational three-dimensional reconstructed fluoroscopy and multislice computed tomography
Al-Ahmad, A., Wigstroem, L., Sandner-Porkristl, D., Wang, P. J., Zei, P. C., & Fahrig, R. (2008). Time-resolved three-dimensional imaging of the left atrium and pulmonary veins in the interventional suite - A comparison between muttisweep gated rotational three-dimensional reconstructed fluoroscopy and multislice computed tomography. HEART RHYTHM, 5(4), 513-519.

A Covariance-Based Algorithm: A Novel Technique for Rhythm Discrimination in ICDs
Kamousi, B., Lin, B., Al-Ahmad, A., Hsia, H., Zei, P., & Wang, P. (2008). A Covariance-Based Algorithm: A Novel Technique for Rhythm Discrimination in ICDs. 2008 30TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY, VOLS 1-8, 5478-5481.

Characterization of human coronary sinus valves by direct visualization during biventricular pacemaker implantation
Anh, D. J., Eversull, C. S., Chen, H. A., Mofrad, P., Mourlas, N. J., & Al-Ahmad, A. (2008). Characterization of human coronary sinus valves by direct visualization during biventricular pacemaker implantation. PACE-PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 31(1), 78-82.

Cardiac device infections complicated by erosion
Tsai, V., Chen, H., Hsia, H., Zei, P., Wang, P., & Al-Ahmad, A. (2007). Cardiac device infections complicated by erosion. JOURNAL OF INTERVENTIONAL CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 19(2), 133-137.

Epicardial ablation of postinfarction ventricular tachycardia with an externally irrigated catheter in a patient with mechanical aortic and mitral valves
Anh, D. J., Hsia, H. H., Reitz, B., & Zei, P. (2007). Epicardial ablation of postinfarction ventricular tachycardia with an externally irrigated catheter in a patient with mechanical aortic and mitral valves. HEART RHYTHM, 4(5), 651-654.

VF and fatal cardiac arrest following ICD therapy delivery: What is the cause?
Mofrad, P. S., Ottoboni, L., Zei, P. C., Hsia, H. H., Wang, P. J., & Amin-Al-Ahmad. (2007). VF and fatal cardiac arrest following ICD therapy delivery: What is the cause?. PACE-PACING AND CLINICAL ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 30(4), 551-553.

Large radiofrequency ablation lesions can be created with a retractable infusion-needle catheter
Sapp, J. L., Cooper, J. M., Zei, P., & Stevenson, W. G. (2006). Large radiofrequency ablation lesions can be created with a retractable infusion-needle catheter. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, 17(6), 657-661.

Modified temporary cardiac pacing using transvenous active fixation leads and external re-sterilized pulse generators
Zei, P. C., Eckart, R. E., & Epstein, L. M. (2006). Modified temporary cardiac pacing using transvenous active fixation leads and external re-sterilized pulse generators. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 47(7), 1487-1489.

Epicardial catheter mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia
Zei, P. C., & Stevenson, W. G. (2006). Epicardial catheter mapping and ablation of ventricular tachycardia. HEART RHYTHM, 3(3), 360-363.

Effects on ion permeation with hydrophobic substitutions at a residue in shaker S6 that interacts with a signature sequence amino acid
Zei, P. C., Ogielska, E. M., Hoshi, T., & Aldrich, R. W. (1999). Effects on ion permeation with hydrophobic substitutions at a residue in shaker S6 that interacts with a signature sequence amino acid. MOLECULAR AND FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY OF ION CHANNELS AND RECEPTORS, 868, 458-464.

Voltage-dependent gating of single wild-type and S4 mutant KAT1 inward rectifier potassium channels
Zei, P. C., & Aldrich, R. W. (1998). Voltage-dependent gating of single wild-type and S4 mutant KAT1 inward rectifier potassium channels. JOURNAL OF GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY, 112(6), 679-713.