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Paul J. Mather, MD

Paul J. Mather, MD Physician

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Mather is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Paul J. Mather

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2010 through 2017

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Athlete's Heart
  • Biventricular Device Optimization
  • Cardiac Amyloidosis
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Cor Pulmonale
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Echocardiography
  • Ejection Fraction
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplant - Post-Transplant Follow-Up
  • Heart Transplant Evaluation
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Orthotopic Heart Transplantation
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Fellowship: Temple University Hospital

Memberships

American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions Program , National American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions Program Committee, National American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions Clinical Cardiology Spotlight Committee , National American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, National American College of Cardiology, Late Breaking Clinical Trials, National American College of Cardiology, National American Heart Association Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee, National American Heart Association, National American Society of Echocardiography, National Endorsement Subcommittee (CME), Heart Failure Society of America, National European Society of Cardiology, International Heart Failure Society of America Trainee Committee, National Heart Failure Society of America, National Heart Failure Society of America, National Heart Failure Society of America, National Heart Failure Society of American Scientific Sessions, National International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Scientific Sessions, International Keystone Mercy CHF Medical Advisory Committee, Local Philadelphia Board of Directors, American Heart Association, Local Scientific Sessions (Society of Interventional Cardiologists) Washington, DC , National South Eastern Pennsylvania, American Heart Association, Local Steering Committee: Mechanical Circulatory Database (MCSD): International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, International Structured Session Committee for Heart Failure, American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Mather is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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

Research

Selected Publications:

Jessup M, Drazner MH, Book W, Cleveland Jr JC, Dauber I, Farkas S, Ginwalla M, Katz JN, Kirkwood P, Kittleson MM, Marine JE, Mather P, Morris AA, Polk DM, Sakr A, Schlendorf KH, Vorovich EE, 2017: ACC/AHA/HFSA/ISHLT/ACP Advanced Training Statement on Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (Revision of the ACCF/AHA/ACP/HFSA/ISHLT 2010 Clinical Competence Statement on Management of Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant), Journal of the American College of Cardiology, doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.03.001 : 1-43,2017.

Sharma S, Mukhtar U, Kelly C, Mather P, Quan S: Recognition and Treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Obese Hospitalized Patients may Improve Survival American Journal of Medicine : 2017.

Cavalcante JL, Marek J, Sheppard R, Starling RC, Mather PJ, Alexis JD, Narula J, McNamara DM, Gorcsan J 3rd: Diastolic function improvement is associated with favourable outcomes in patients with acute non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy: insights from the multicentre IMAC-2 trial. European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging 17 (9): 1027-35,2016.

Ho R, Nguyen ML, Mather P: Cardiomyopathy in becker muscular dystrophy: Overview. World Journal of Cardiology 8 (6): 356-61,2016.

Whellan DJ, Stebbins A, Hernandez AF, Ezekowitz JA, McMurray JJ, Mather PJ, Hasselblad V, O'Connor CM: Dichotomous Relationship Between Age and 30-Day Death or Rehospitalization in Heart Failure Patients Admitted With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Results From the ASCEND-HF Trial. Journal of Cardiac Failure 22 (6): 409-16,2016.

Blauwet LA, Delgado-Montero A, Ryo K, Marek JJ, Alharethi R, Mather PJ, Modi K, Sheppard R, Thohan V, Pisarcik J, McNamara DM, Gorcsan J 3rd: Right Ventricular Function in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy at Presentation Is Associated With Subsequent Left Ventricular Recovery and Clinical Outcomes. Circulation Heart Failure 9 (5): 2016.

Panakos AW, Kramer DR, McCarey M, Mather PJ: Management and Outcomes of Upper Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis in Heart Transplant Patients. Journal of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation 35 (45): 2016.

Sharma S, Mather P, Gupta A, Reeves G, Rubin S, Bonita R, Chowdhury A, Malloy R, Willes L, Whellan D: Effect of Early Intervention With Positive Airway Pressure Therapy for Sleep Disordered Breathing on Six-Month Readmission Rates in Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure. American Journal of Cardiology 117 (6): 940-5,2016.

Tanaka D, Pitcher HT, Mather PJ, Entwistle JW 3rd: Massive Thrombosis of the Transplanted Heart in the Early Postoperative Period. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 31 (2): 117-9,2016.

Jain S, Abbas C, Entwistle J, Mather P: Arteriovenous Malformations, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Use of Thalidomide. J Am Coll Cardiol 67 : 13S,2016.

Academic Contact Info

11-180 PCAM South
34th and Civic Center Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-615-0800
Fax: 215-615-0828
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)