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Stephen P. Seslar, MD, PhD

Stephen P. Seslar, MD, PhD

Cardiology

On staff since March 2008

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"My work as a pediatric electrophysiologist involves taking care of children with heart rhythm disorders. The field of electrophysiology is so exciting because it has undergone tremendous technological advancements in the past 15 years. These advancements now allow us, in many cases, to cure heart rhythm disorders safely and in ways never before possible. It is a great example of medical technology directly impacting quality of life, and I greatly enjoy being a part of that."

Stephen Seslar, MD, PhD is attending pediatric cardiologist and pediatric electrophysiologist at Seattle Childrens Hospital and is assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is co-directs the arrhythmia care of adults with congenital heart disease at the University of Washington. He earned his MD and PhD at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Seslar completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship followed by an advanced electrophysiology fellowship at Boston Childrens Hospital in Massachusetts. Seslar has expertise and training in pediatric cardiology, electrophysiology and pacemaker implantation. Specific areas of clinic interest include medical informatics, databases design and arrhythmia care in children and adults with congenital heart disease.

Recommendations

  • Anna Seattle, WA 10.21.13

    Dr. Seslar is not only a brilliant doctor, he's also an excellent human being. My little guy, Charlie, was born via emergency C-section because they detected atrial flutter in him at 38 weeks. We were so fortunate to have Dr. Seslar leading the superb Children's team for his care. He listened and explained the situation, a very stressful one for a brand-new mom!, very well. He obviously not only has deep expertise in the technical side of his field, but also has the sincere empathy everyone hopes for in their doctor.

  • Megan San Diego CA 11.22.12

    Yes, I strongly agree that Dr. Seslar is a very good listener. Some doctors forget to listen to patients, and Dr. Seslar listens to your or your kid's concerns very well. He is very dedicated to his work, and I will never forget him. If I ever end up in Seattle, I'd definitely see him again! He is also a careful doctor who knows a lot about pacemakers and other disorders. :)

  • Sandra San Diego, CA 02.28.11

    If you get to chose your Pediatric Cardiologist, chose Dr. Seslar. He will go over and above your expectations and your child will love his visits. My adult son was fortunate to be one of Dr. Seslar's patients while he was working at Children's Hospital in San Diego. We both miss him very much. I give Dr. Seslar a Five+ Star rating. He is the best.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical/Professional School

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, Anatomic Pathology
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington

Residency

Pediatrics, University of California -San Diego Medical Center, San Diego

Fellowship

Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Residency Teaching Award UCSD Pediatric Residency Program 1999
AAP Certificate of Achievement July 1998
AAP Certificate of Achievement Dec. 1996

Publications

  • Seslar SP, Garrison MM, Larison C, Salerno JC
    A Multi-institutional Analysis of Inpatient Treatment for Supraventricular Tachycardia in Newborns and Infants.
    Pediatric cardiology , 2012 Aug.
  • Blaufox AD, Tristani-Firouzi M, Seslar S, Sanatani S, Trivedi B, Fischbach P, Paul T, Young ML, Tisma-Dupanovic S, Silva J, Cuneo B, Fournier A, Singh H, Tanel RE, Etheridge SP
    Congenital long QT 3 in the pediatric population.
    The American journal of cardiology , 2012 May : 109(10)1459-65
  • Punn R, Seslar SP
    Novel electrocardiogram manifestations of a tension pneumothorax.
    Pediatric cardiology , 2011 Dec. : 32(8)1258-9
  • Salerno JC, Seslar SP, Chun TU, Vafaeezadeh M, Parrish AR, Permut LC, Cohen GA, McMullan DM
    Predictors of ECMO support in infants with tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.
    Pediatric cardiology , 2011 Aug. : 32(6)754-8
  • Punn R, Lamberti JJ, Balise RR, Seslar SP
    QTc prolongation in children following congenital cardiac disease surgery.
    Cardiology in the young , 2011 Aug. : 21(4)400-10
  • Salerno JC, Garrison MM, Larison C, Seslar SP
    Case fatality in children with supraventricular tachycardia in the United States.
    Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE , 2011 July : 34(7)832-6
  • Stephen P. Seslar, MD, PhD
    Cyanotic Heart Disease
    Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics , 2011 : 2nd edition(Springer, Elzouki AY (Ed), New Delhi, India)
  • Lichtenstein BJ, Bichell DP, Connolly DM, Lamberti JJ, Shepard SM, Seslar SP
    Surgical Approaches to Epicardial Pacemaker Placement: Does Pocket Location Affect Lead Survival?
    Pediatric cardiology , 2010 Oct. : 1016-1024
  • Wolf CM, Seslar SP, den Boer K, Juraszek AL, McGowan FX, Cowan DB, Del Nido P, Triedman JK, Berul CI, Walsh EP
    Atrial remodeling after the Fontan operation.
    The American journal of cardiology , 2009 Dec. : 1737-42
  • Seslar SP, Shepard SM, Berul CI
    "Atrial torsades de pointes" in the long QT syndrome.
    Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing , 2009 Mar. : 95-7
  • Salerno JC, Seslar SP
    Supraventricular tachycardia.
    Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2009 Mar. : 268-74
  • Seslar SP, Berul CI, Burklow TR, Cecchin F, Alexander ME
    Transient prolonged corrected QT interval in Lyme disease.
    The Journal of pediatrics , 2006 May : 692-7
  • Seslar SP, Alexander ME, Berul CI, Cecchin F, Walsh EP, Triedman JK
    Ablation of nonautomatic focal atrial tachycardia in children and adults with congenital heart disease.
    Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology , 2006 Apr, : 359-65
  • Khairy P, Seslar SP, Triedman JK, Cecchin F
    Ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in tricuspid atresia.
    Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology , 2004 June : 719-22

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Use of 3D heart models in cardiology and congenital heart disease surgical fellowships Society of Thoracic Surgery $10,000 Oct. 2012 - Oct. 2013