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Director, Cardiac Rhythm Device Management

Co-Director, Heart Institute Research Core

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

About Me


I am a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in pediatric electrophysiology, which focuses on diagnosing and treating heart rhythm abnormalities in children and adolescents. I also specialize in cardiac channelopathies, which are genetic abnormalities that can cause heart rhythm disturbances. I perform device-implantation procedures and ablation for cardiac arrhythmias.

I was drawn to my specialty area by my love of science and my drive to help people. I practice individualized care that is continually on the cutting edge of therapy for pediatric electrophysiology. Families and medical staff share all the available information so that we can make informed decisions together.

In my research, I’m studying sudden-death prevention and improvements to ablation and device-based patient management.

When I have spare time, I enjoy hiking and camping in the wilderness and playing soccer with my son.

Clinical Interests


Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmia, Heart

My Locations

My Education

BS: University of Georgia, 1997.

MD: Medical College of of Georgia, 2001.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Cincinnati, OH.

Cardiology Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Fellowship Subspecialty Training: Pediatric Pacing and Electrophysiology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

My Publications

Selected Publication

Outcomes of Pediatric Patients Treated With Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Intractable Supraventricular Arrhythmias. Ghaleb, S; Thiagarajan, RR; Cooper, DS; Czosek, RJ. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2020; Publish Ahead of Print.

Ventricular force-frequency relationships during biventricular or multisite pacing in congenital heart disease. Baskar, S; Redington, AN; Khoury, PR; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS; Czosek, RJ. Congenital Heart Disease. 2019; 14:201-206.

Characteristics and Outcomes of Pediatric Patients Who Undergo Placement of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Insights From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. Baskar, S; Bao, H; Minges, KE; Spar, DS; Czosek, RJ. Circulation-Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 2018; 11.

Patient understanding of disease and the use and outcome of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Baskar, S; Jefferies, JL; Salberg, L; Khoury, PR; Spar, DS; Knilans, TK; Czosek, RJ. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2018; 41:57-64.

Pilot study analyzing automated ECG screening of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Campbell, MJ; Zhou, X; Han, C; Abrishami, H; Webster, G; Miyake, CY; Sower, CT; Anderson, JB; Knilans, TK; Czosek, RJ. Heart Rhythm. 2017; 14:848-852.

Risk factors for complications in the implantation of epicardial pacemakers in neonates and infants. Chaouki, AS; Spar, DS; Khoury, PR; Anderson, JB; Knilans, TK; Morales, DL S; Czosek, RJ. Heart Rhythm. 2017; 14:206-210.

Electrocardiography Screening for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Campbell, MJ; Zhou, X; Han, C; Abrishami, H; Webster, G; Miyake, CY; Knilans, TK; Czosek, RJ. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2016; 39:944-950.

Arrhythmic Burden and Ambulatory Monitoring of Pediatric Patients with Cardiomyopathy. Czosek, RJ; Jefferies, JL; Khoury, PR; Anderson, JB; Wilmot, I; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2016; 39:443-451.

Quality of Life of Pediatric Patients With Long QT Syndrome. Czosek, RJ; Kaltman, JR; Cassedy, AE; Shah, MJ; Vetter, VL; Tanel, RE; Wernovksy, G; Wray, J; Marino, BS. American Journal of Cardiology. 2016; 117:605-610.

Quality of life in pediatric patients affected by electrophysiologic disease. Czosek, RJ; Cassedy, AE; Wray, J; Wernovsky, G; Newburger, JW; Mussatto, KA; Mahony, L; Tanel, RE; Cohen, MI; Franklin, RC; et al. Heart Rhythm. 2015; 12:899-908.