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)

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.