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Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Cardiac electrophysiology and pacing; radio frequency ablation; tilt table testing

Research Interests

Cardiac arrest; sudden cardiac death

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Tuberous Sclerosis, Heart, Arrhythmia, Cardiology, Heart

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1983.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1983-1986.

Fellowship (Pediatric Cardiology): Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1986-1989.

Fellowship (Cardiac Electrophysiology): St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 1990-1991.

Fellowship (Pediatric cardiac Electrophysiology): Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, 1991.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1989 (Recertified 1999); Pediatric Cardiology, 1992 (Recertified 1998).

My Publications

In Vivo Remodeling of an Extracellular Matrix Cardiac Patch in an Ovine Model. Baker, RS; Zafar, F; Kimura, N; Knilans, T; Osinska, H; Robbins, J; Taylor, M; Morales, DL S. ASAIO Journal. 2019; 65:744-752.

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.

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.

Cardiopulmonary Aerobic Fitness Assessment During Maximal and Submaximal Exercise Testing in Pediatric Oncology Patients After Chemotherapy. Powell, AW; Nagarajan, R; Mays, WA; Chin, C; Knilans, TK; Knecht, SK; Amos, MA; Gerdes, YM; Ryan, TD. American Journal of Clinical Oncology: cancer clinical trials. 2018; 41:1058-1061.

Atrioventricular accessory pathways in 89 dogs: Clinical features and outcome after radiofrequency catheter ablation. Wright, KN; Connor, CE; Irvin, HM; Knilans, TK; Webber, D; Kass, PH. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2018; 32:1517-1529.

The US Experience of the Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in Pediatric Patients. Spar, DS; Bianco, NR; Knilans, TK; Czosek, RJ; Anderson, JB. Circulation-Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 2018; 11.

Risks and outcomes of direct current cardioversion in children and young adults with congenital heart disease. Morello, ML; Khoury, PR; Knilans, TK; Veldtman, G; Spar, DS; Anderson, JB; Czosek, RJ. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 2018; 41:472-479.

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.