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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

The Capture Gap: Implantable Cardioverter–Defibrillator Quality of Life. Hopgood, DA; Czosek, RJ; Bakas, T; Garritano, N; Gillespie, GL. Clinical Nursing Research. 2020; 29:97-107.

Wearable cardioverter-defibrillators in pediatric cardiomyopathy: A cost-utility analysis. Evers, PD; Anderson, JB; Ryan, TD; Czosek, RJ; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS. Heart Rhythm. 2020; 17:287-293.

Can noninvasive testing identify benign patterns of suggested pre-excitation on electrocardiogram?. Robinson, JA; Anderson, JB; Knilans, TK; Spar, DS; Czosek, RJ. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2019; 42:904-909.

Contemporary Outcomes of Pediatric Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: A Single-Center Experience. Wittekind, SG; Ryan, TD; Gao, Z; Zafar, F; Czosek, RJ; Chin, CW; Jefferies, JL. Pediatric Cardiology. 2019; 40:694-704.

Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation in a hemodynamically unstable infant with ventricular tachycardia from multiple cardiac rhabdomyomas. Kieu, V; Czosek, RJ; Knilans, TK; Quintessenza, JA; Bryant, R; Mohan, S. HeartRhythm Case Reports. 2019; 5:196-200.

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.

Cosmetic outcomes and quality of life in children with cardiac implantable electronic devices. Gist, KM; Marino, BS; Palmer, C; Fish, FA; Moore, JP; Czosek, RJ; Cassedy, A; LaPage, MJ; Law, IH; Garnreiter, J; et al. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2019; 42:46-57.

Frequency of Ventricular Arrhythmias and Other Rhythm Abnormalities in Children and Young Adults With the Marfan Syndrome. Mah, DY; Sleeper, LA; Crosson, JE; Czosek, RJ; Love, BA; McCrindle, BW; Muino-Mosquera, L; Olson, AK; Pilcher, TA; Tierney, ES S; et al. American Journal of Cardiology. 2018; 122:1429-1436.

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.

Nonreentrant atrial tachycardia occurs independently of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in RASopathy patients. Levin, MD; Saitta, SC; Gripp, KW; Wenger, TL; Ganesh, J; Kalish, JM; Epstein, MR; Smith, R; Czosek, RJ; Ware, SM; et al. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A. 2018; 176:1711-1722.