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Mariell L. Jessup, MD

Mariell L. Jessup, MD Physician

Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

Dr. Jessup is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Mariell L. Jessup

Recognized annually by America's Top Doctors from 2012 to 2014

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

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 2013, 2015-2016

Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2010
  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1981
  • Internal Medicine, 1979

Clinical Expertise:

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure Research
  • Heart Transplant Evaluation
  • Heart Transplant Follow-Up
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Women Cardiology

Description of Clinical Expertise

heart failure
heart transplantation

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: Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


ACC/AHA, National American Board of Internal Medicine, National American College of Cardiology, Fellow, National American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association. Co-Chair, Primary Prevention committee of Guideline Task Force, National American Heart Association, National European Society of Cardiology. Member of Heart Failure Guidelines Writing committee, International Heart Failure Society of America, National International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Jessup is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Description of Research Expertise:

heart failure
heart transplantation

Selected Publications:

Jessup M: Understanding the syndrome of heart failure A Clinician’s Guide to Ambulatory Diagnosis and Treatment : 209-223,2003.

Jessup M: The less familiar face of heart failure Journal of the American College of Cardiology 41 : 224-226,2003.

Jessup M: Aldosterone blockade and heart failure N Engl J Med 348 : 1380-1382,2003.

Jessup M, Brozena S: Heart Failure N Engl J Med 348 : 2005-2016,2003.

Brozena SC, Jessup M: The new staging system for heart failure: What every primary care physician should know Geriatrics 58 : 31-36,2003.

Jessup M, Brozena SC: Epilogue: Support devices for end stage heart failure. Ventricular Assist Devices and the Artificial Heart Cardiology Clinics 21 : 135-139,2003.

A Clinician’s Guide to Ambulatory Diagnosis and Treatment : 2003.

Chalfoun NT, Jessup M, Ross HM, Kocovic DZ: Biventricular pacing in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation: Comparison to patients with normal sinus rhythm at 12 months Journal of the American College of Cardiology 41 : 89A,2003.

Kao A, Allen MT, Jessup M: Do older heart transplant recipients have a normal quality of life? J of Heart Lung Transplant 22 : S129,2003.

Harding J, Goldberg ML, O’Hara ML, Acker MA, Jessup M: Pre-operative predictors of outcome after VAD: can we predict survivors? J of Heart Lung Transplant 22 : S205,2003.

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Academic Contact Info

Heart and Vascular Center
2 East Perelman Center
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-0808
Fax: (215) 615-0828
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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