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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 Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Kolansky is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Daniel M. Kolansky

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2018

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

Recognized by Main Line Today Top Doctors 2007, 2009 issues

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2010, 2017 - 2019

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

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atherosclerosis (Arteriosclerosis)
  • Athlete's Heart
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Catheter Angiography
  • Chest Pain (Angina)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Myocarditis
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Ultrasound
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Yale University
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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
11th Floor South Tower
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

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

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