The echocardiography laboratory of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania performs transthoracic, transesophageal and stress echocardiograms in inpatients and outpatients.

Echocardiograms are indicated for a variety of cardiovascular diseases and echocardiography is a cornerstone of the diagnosis and monitoring of these diseases. The goals of the echocardiography laboratory of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are

  1. to deliver excellence in echocardiography, constantly improving our technological and medical knowledge 
  2. to keep abreast of all innovations of the field
  3. to provide patients, sonographers, medical students, residents, fellows and providers an up to date and detailed education in echocardiography
  4. to promote research efforts improving and using echocardiography
  5. to connect integrate echocardiography with other forms of imaging to enable the best patient care and research

Section Leadership

Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD
Director, Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory
Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Assistant to Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD

Paco Eduardo Bravo, MDPaco E. Bravo, MD
Director of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging

  • Valerie Kenner
    Assistant to Paco E. Bravo, MD

Section Faculty and Staff

  • Tiffany Chen, MD
    • Melissa Messinger
      Assistant to Tiffany Chen, MD
  • Julio Alonso Chirinos, MD, PHD
    Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
    • Joanna Acosta
      Assistant to Julio Alonso Chirinos, MD, PHD
  • Victor A. Ferrari, MD
    Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
    • Assistant to Victor Ferrari, MD
  • Dinesh H. Jagasia, MD
    Professor of Clinical Medicine; Associate Director, Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory
    Director, TAVR CT Program
    • Assistant to Dinesh Jagasia, MD
  • Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE
    Scientific Director, Cardio-Oncology
    Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
    • Joanna Acosta
      Assistant to Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE
  • Harold Litt, MD
    Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging
    Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Associate Professor of Radiology in Medicine
    • Tracy Jenkins
      Assistant to Harold Litt, MD
  • David McCarthy, MD
    Director of Nuclear Cardiology
    Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    • Geri McCausland
      Assistant to David McCarthy, MD
  • Frank Silvestry, MD
    Associate Chief for Education, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
    • Melissa Messinger
      Assistant to Frank Silvestry, MD

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