Education and Training
MD - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics - University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
Adult and Pediatric Cardiology - University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
Adult Congenital Heart Disease – American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease – American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine – American Board of Internal MedicinePediatric Cardiology – American Board of PediatricsPediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
Titles and Academic Titles
Director of Transition
Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Use of cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography, CT and MRI) in determining outcomes in patients with adult congenital heart disease, specifically on electrophysiology outcomes.
Kim, Yuli Y; Awh, Katherine; Acker, Michael; Atluri, Pavan; Bermudez, Christian; Crespo, Maria; Diamond, Joshua M; Drajpuch, David; Forde-Mclean, Rhondalyn; Fuller, Stephanie; Goldberg, Lee; Mazurek, Jeremy; Mascio, Christopher; Menachem, Jonathan N; Rame, Eduardo; Ruckdeschel, Emily; Tobin, Lynda; Wald, Joyce.: Pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults with systemic right ventricles referred for cardiac transplantation. Clinical Transplantation 33(4): e13496, April 2019.
Kim, Yuli Y; Goldberg, Leah A; Awh, Katherine; Bhamare, Tanmay; Drajpuch, David; Hirshberg, Adi; Partington, Sara L; Rogers, Rachel; Ruckdeschel, Emily; Tobin, Lynda; Venuti, Morgan; Levine, Lisa D.: Accuracy of risk prediction scores in pregnant women with congenital heart disease. Congenital Heart Disease 14(3): 470-478, May 2019.
Yang, Jiandu; Brunnquell, Michael; Liang, Jackson J; Callans, David J; Garcia, Fermin C; Lin, David; Frankel, David S; Kay, Joseph; Marchlinski, Francis E; Tzou, Wendy; Sauer, William H; Liu, Bolun; Ruckdeschel, Emily S; Collins, Kathryn; Santangeli, Pasquale; Nguyen, Duy T.: Long term follow-up after ventricular tachycardia ablation in patients with congenital heart disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 30(9): 1560-1568, September 2019.
Zielonka, Benjamin; Kim, Yuli Y; Supple, Gregory E; Partington, Sara L; Ruckdeschel, Emily S; Marchlinski, Francis E; Frankel, David S.: Improvement in ventricular function with rhythm control of atrial arrhythmias may delay the need for atrioventricular valve surgery in adults with congenital heart disease. Congenital Heart Disease 14(6): 931-938, November 2019.
Sandhu, Amneet; Ruckdeschel, Emily; Sauer, William H; Collins, Kathryn K; Kay, Joseph D; Khanna, Amber; Jaggers, James; Campbell, David; Mitchell, Max; Nguyen, Duy T.: Perioperative electrophysiology study in patients with tetralogy of Fallot undergoing pulmonary valve replacement will identify those at high risk of subsequent ventricular tachycardia. Heart Rhythm 15(5): 686-687, May 2018.
Cortez, Daniel; Barham, Waseem; Ruckdeschel, Emily; Sharma, Nandita; McCanta, Anthony C; von Alvensleben, Johannes; Sauer, William H; Collins, Kathryn K; Kay, Joseph; Patel, Sonali; Nguyen, Duy T.: Noninvasive predictors of perioperative atrial arrhythmias in patients with tetralogy of Fallot undergoing pulmonary valve replacement. JACC Clinical Electrophysiology 3(2): 162-170, February 2017.
Cortez, Daniel; Barham, Waseem; Ruckdeschel, Emily; Sharma, Nandita; McCanta, Anthony C; von Alvensleben, Johannes; Sauer, William H; Collins, Kathryn K; Kay, Joseph; Patel, Sonali; Nguyen, Duy T.: Noninvasive Predictors of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Tetralogy of Fallot Undergoing Pulmonary Valve Replacement. Clinical Cardiology 40(8): 591-596, August 2017.
Ruckdeschel ES, Schuller J, Nguyen DT.: Ventricular Tachycardia in Congenital Pulmonary Stenosis. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 8(1): 205-209, March 2016.
Miller, Erica O; Stanistreet, Bryan; Ruckdeschel, Emily; Nead, Karen; Fortuna, Robert J.: Factors Associated with the Accurate Diagnosis of Obesity. Journal of Community Health 41(6): 1257-1263, December 2016.
Cortez D, Ruckdeschel E, McCanta AC, Collins K, Sauer W, Kay J, Nguyen D.: Vectorcardiographic predictors of ventricular arrhythmia inducibility in patients with tetralogy of Fallot. Journal of Electrocardiology 48(2), March-April 2015.
Ruckdeschel E, Kay JD. Pulmonic regurgitation and management challenges in the adult with tetralogy of Fallot. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2014 Jun; 16(6)314.
Gurkan OU, O'Donnell C, Brower R, Ruckdeschel E, Becker PM: Differential effects of mechanical ventilatory strategy on lung injury and systemic organ inflammation in mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 285(3): L710-8, Sep 2003.
Corn PG, Smith BD, Ruckdeschel ES, Douglas D, Baylin SB, Herman JG: E-cadherin expression is silenced by 5' CpG island methylation in acute leukemia. Clin Cancer Res 6(11): 4243-8, Nov 2000.
Ruckdeschel ES, Kay J, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT: Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Without Pulmonary Vein Isolation in a Patient with Fontan Palliation. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 8(1): 161-164, March 2016.
Ruckdeschel ES, Kay J, Varosy P, Nguyen DT.: Slow Pathway Modification in a Patient with D-Transposition of the Great Arteries and Atrial Switch Procedure. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 8(1): 191-196, March 2016.
Ruckdeschel ES, Wolfel E, Nguyen DT: A Case of Cough-induced Ventricular Tachycardia in a Patient with a Left Ventricular Assist Device. Cardiology Electrophysiology Clinics 8(1): 165-167, March 2016.
Ruckdeschel ES, Heath RR, Sauer WH, Nguyen DT: Post-surgical atrial arrhythmia in a patient with partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics 4: 545-548, 2012.
Posters and Presentations
Bhavesh Patel, MD, Marina Serper, MD, Emily Ruckdeschel, MD, Sara Partington, MD, Lauren Andrade, MD, Lynda Tobin, CRNP, MSN, Yuli Kim, MD, Maarouf Hoteit, MD: Predictors of adverse liver-related outcomes in adults after the Fontan operation. ACC's 69th Annual Scientific Session together with the World Congress of Cardiology (virtual) March 2020.
Jessica Carducci, Yuli Y. Kim, Bhavesh Patel, Katherine Awh, Lauren Andrade, Stephanie Fuller, Christopher E. Mascio, Lynda Tobin, Emily Ruckdeschel: Lymphopenia in Adult Patients with Fontan Physiology ACC's 69th Annual Scientific Session together with the World Congress of Cardiology (virtual) March 2020.
Jessica Carducci, Katherine Awh, Morgan Venuti, Leah Goldberg, Yuli Kim, Emily Ruckdeschel. : Transition Readiness and Cardiac Knowledge in Adolescents with Moderate to Complex Congenital Heart Disease. 30th Annual International Symposium on ACHD (virtual) June 2020.
Jessica Carducci, Lauren Andrade, Yuli Y. Kim, Sara Partington, Emily Ruckdeschel. : Characteristics of Malignancy in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease at a Large Academic Medical Center 30th Annual International Symposium on ACHD (virtual) June 2020.
Awards and Honors
2005, Third prize Medical Student Research Poster Session
2001, Phi Beta Kappa
2000, Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellow
Editorial and Academic Positions
2016-present, Peer Reviewer, American Journal of Cardiology
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2010-present, American College of Cardiology
2007-present, Adult Congenital Heart Association
2006-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
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