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Frank E. Silvestry, MD

Frank E. Silvestry, MD Physician

Director, Penn Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Silvestry is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Frank E. Silvestry

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14

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 2009 issue

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

Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook 2003 Top Docs issue

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2002, and 2012-16

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

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1997

Clinical Expertise:

  • 3D Echocardiography
  • Cardiology Risk Intervention
  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Hyperlipidemia (Hyperlipoproteinemia)
  • Interventional Echocardiography
  • Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE)
  • Ischemic Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Percutaneous Treatment of Heart Disease
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram

Description of Clinical Expertise

Mitral Valve Disease
Patent Foramen Ovale
Atrial Septal Defect
Intracardiac Echocardiography
Interventional Echocardiography
Valvular heart disease
Preventitive cardiology
Lipid abnormalities
Metabolic syndrome

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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Society of Echocardiography, National Fellow, American College of Cardiology (FACC), National Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography (FASE), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Silvestry is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Mitral Valve Disease
Patent Foramen Ovale
Atrial Septal Defect
Structural heart disease
Valvular heart disease
Cardiac Imaging
Intracardiac Echocardiography
Interventional Echocardiography

Selected Publications:

Rene AG, Jagasia D, Wickramasinghe SR, Desai N, Szeto W, Vallabhajosyula P, Li RH, Silvestry FE, Giri J, Jha S, Herrmann HC, Anwaruddin S1: New Ventricular Septal Defects Following Balloon-Expandable Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement J Invasive Cardiol 28 (7): E59-65,2016.

Feldman Ted, Komtebedde Jan, Burkhoff Daniel, Massaro Joseph, Maurer Mathew S, Leon Martin B, Kaye David, Silvestry Frank E, Cleland John G F, Kitzman Dalane, Kubo Spencer H, Van Veldhuisen Dirk J, Kleber Franz, Trochu Jean-Noël, Auricchio Angelo, Gustafsson Finn, Hasenfuß Gerd, Ponikowski Piotr, Filippatos Gerasimos, Mauri Laura, Shah Sanjiv J: Transcatheter Interatrial Shunt Device for the Treatment of Heart Failure: Rationale and Design of the Randomized Trial to REDUCE Elevated Left Atrial Pressure in Heart Failure (REDUCE LAP-HF I). Circulation. Heart failure 9 (7): 2016.

Liang JJ, Silvestry FE.: Mechanistic insights into mitral regurgitation due to atrial fibrillation: "atrial functional mitral regurgitation" Trends Cardiovasc Med : 2016.

Hasenfuß Gerd, Hayward Chris, Burkhoff Dan, Silvestry Frank E, McKenzie Scott, Gustafsson Finn, Malek Filip, Van der Heyden Jan, Lang Irene, Petrie Mark C, Cleland John G F, Leon Martin, Kaye David M: A transcatheter intracardiac shunt device for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (REDUCE LAP-HF): a multicentre, open-label, single-arm, phase 1 trial. Lancet (London, England) 387 (10025): 1298-304,2016.

Feldman Ted, Kar Saibal, Elmariah Sammy, Smart Steven C, Trento Alfredo, Siegel Robert J, Apruzzese Patricia, Fail Peter, Rinaldi Michael J, Smalling Richard W, Hermiller James B, Heimansohn David, Gray William A, Grayburn Paul A, Mack Michael J, Lim D Scott, Ailawadi Gorav, Herrmann Howard C, Acker Michael A, Silvestry Frank E, Foster Elyse, Wang Andrew, Glower Donald D, Mauri Laura: Randomized Comparison of Percutaneous Repair and Surgery for Mitral Regurgitation: 5-Year Results of EVEREST II. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 66 (25): 2844-54,2015.

Frank E. Silvestry, MD: Primary Mitral Valve Regurgitation Treatment Options American College of Cardiology/education.acc.org : 2015.

Frank E. Silvestry, MD, FASE, Chair, Meryl S. Cohen, MD, FASE, Co-Chair, Laurie B. Armsby, MD, FSCAI, Nitin J. Burkule, MD, DM, FASE, Craig E. Fleishman, MD, FASE, Ziyad M. Hijazi, MD, MPH, MSCAI, Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE, Jonathan J. Rome, MD, and Yan Wang, RDCS: Guidelines for the Echocardiographic Assessment of Atrial Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale: From the American Society of Echocardiography and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions J Am Soc Echocardiogr 28 : 910-58,2015.

Kiss D, Lilly SM, Silvestry F: Coronary sinus atrial communication in a 58 year old. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 15 (10): 1100,2014.

Silvestry FE, Kadakia MB, Willhide J, Herrmann HC: Initial experience with a novel real-time three-dimensional intracardiac ultrasound system to guide percutaneous cardiac structural interventions: a phase 1 feasibility study of volume intracardiac echocardiography in the assessment of patients with structural heart disease undergoing percutaneous transcatheter therapy. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 27 (9): 978-83,2014.

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Academic Contact Info

Cardiovascular Division
Department of Medicine
9023 E Gates Building
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-5236
Fax: (215) 349-8190
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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