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Daniel M. Kolansky, MD

Daniel M. Kolansky, MD Physician

Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs, Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Cardiac Care Unit, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Kolansky is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Daniel M. Kolansky

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized by Main Line Today Top Doctors 2007, 2009 issue

Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's 2010 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1989
  • Internal Medicine, 1987
  • Interventional Cardiology, 1999

Description of Clinical Expertise

coronary angioplasty and stenting, cardiac catheterization, treatment of coronary and valvular heart disease, treatment of myocardial infarction

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • 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: Yale University School of Medicine
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: Yale-New Haven Hospital


American College of Cardiology, National American College of Physicians, National American Heart Association, National Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kolansky is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest, cardiac catheterization and coronary intervention, CAD and familial hyperlipidemia

Selected Publications:

Balderston JR, Giri J, Kolansky DM, Bavaria JE, Gertz ZM: Coronary artery aneurysms associated with ascending aortic aneurysms and abdominal aortic aneurysms: Pathophysiologic implications. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 85 (6): 961-967,2015.

Quatromoni N, Tuteja S, Kolansky D, Matthai WH, Giri J: Novel Anti-platelet Agents in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Mechanisms of Action and Opportunities to Tailor Therapy. Current Atherosclerosis Report 17 (5): 501-501,2015.

Raper A, Kolansky DM, Sachais BS, Meagher E, Baer AL, Cuchel M: Long-term clinical results of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitor use in a patient with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Journal of Clinical Lipidology 9 (1): 107-112,2015.

Javaheri A, Kolansky DM, Marina C: Reconstituted high-density lipoprotein therapies: a cause for optimism. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 34 (9): 1800-2,2014.

Gertz ZM, Levitt SA, Epps KC, Bavaria JE, Moser GW, Kolansky DM: Cardiac Catheterization in Patients with Ascending Aortic Aneurysms: Safety, Success, and Prevalence of Coronary Artery Disease. J Invasive Cardiology 26 (6): 241-244,2014.

Kadakia MB, Epps KC, Julien ME, Ogbara J, Giri J, Kolansky DM, Woo YJ, Wilensky RL: Early Aneurysm Formation After Everolimus-Eluting Stent Implantation. Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions 7 (2): 266-267,2014.

Kadakia, MB, and Kolansky, DM: Chest Pain and Myocardial Ischemia The Intensive Care Unit Manual, second edition : 482-499,2014.

Grossestreuer AV1, Abella BS, Leary M, Perman SM, Fuchs BD, Kolansky DM, Beylin ME, Gaieski DF: Time to awakening and neurologic outcome in therapeutic hypothermia-treated cardiac arrest patients. Resuscitation 84 (12): 1741-1746,2013.

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Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
9 Gates Building, Suite 9057
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2178
Fax: (215) 615-3073
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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