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Brett M. Victor, MD, FACC

Brett M. Victor, MD, FACC Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Victor is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2013
  • Internal Medicine, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Coronary Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Nuclear Imaging
  • Cardiac Risk Reduction
  • Carotid Artery Duplex Scan
  • Echocardiographic Stress Testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography (ECG or EKG)
  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Rhythms - Slow/Fast
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Non-Surgical Heart Disease Treatment
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Women Cardiology

Description of Clinical Expertise

Echocardiography including TEE and 3D TTE/TEE, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Interpretation.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center
Fellowship: Hahnemann University Hospital

Memberships

American College of Cardiology, National American College of Physicians, National American Medical Associate, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Victor is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Women's Health, Lipid Disorders, Diastolic Dysfunction

Selected Publications:

Victor, B., Ahedor, L., Lui, L., Karalis, D.: Combination Therapy not the Intensity of Statin Therapy Improves LDL Goal Attainment in Clinical Practice. Oral Presentation at the American Heart Association Epidemiology/Prevention meeting in San Diego : 2012.

Victor, B., Ahedor, L., Lui, L., Karalis, D.: Women With Coronary Heart Disease Are Less Aggressively Treated with Lipid Lowering Medications That Men. Poster Presentation at the American College of Cardiology “ACC.12” meeting in Chicago, IL : 2012.

Victor, B., Barron, J.T.: Diastolic Dysfunction versus Diastolic Heart Failure: A Difference in Renal Function Clinical Cardiology 33 (12): 770-774,2010.

Alani, F., Bassam, R., Surabhi, S., Espinoza, A., Arjomand, H., Thomas, C., Urrutia, V., Koenigsberg, R., McCormick, D.: Comparison of Carotid Artery Angioplasty and Stenting With or Without Distal Cerebral Protection Device; A Single Center Experience. Oral Abstract presented at Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention : 2003.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)