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Robert Fenning, MD

Robert Fenning, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Fenning is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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
  • Vascular Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2014
  • Internal Medicine, 2011
  • Interventional Cardiology, 2015

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amyloidosis
  • Aortic Disorders
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Atherosclerosis (Arteriosclerosis)
  • Athlete's Heart
  • Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Chest Pain (Angina)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Heart (Cardiomegaly)
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Lymphedema
  • Lymphedema Therapy
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Myocarditis
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism (Pulmonary Embolus)
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Varicose Veins
  • Women's Heart Health
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • 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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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
  • Veterans Choice Program

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

The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Fenning is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Saybolt MD, Lilly SM, Patel D, Hamamdzic D, Llano R, Fenning RS, Madden S, Wilensky RL: The vulnerable artery: early and rapid deposition of lipid in coronary arteries is associated with subsequent development of thin-cap fibroatheromas EuroIntervention 11 (14): e1612-8,2016.

Fenning RS, Burgert ME, Hamamdzic D, Peyster EG, Mohler ER 3rd, Kangovi S, Jucker BM, Lenhard S, Li J, Hoffman BE, Macphee CH, Wilensky RL: Atherosclerosis differs between vascular sites by plaque severity, gene expression, and the role of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 J Am Heart Assoc : 2015.

Fenning RS and Wilensky RL: New insights into the vulnerable plaque from imaging studies. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 16 (3): 397-397,2014.

Merschen RJ, Fenning RS, Wascho R, and Goldberg SM: Saphenous vein graft to left circumflex stenting with significant distal and proximal disease: a complex case utilizing a covered stent. Cath Lab Digest 1 (22): 1-3,2014.

Patel D, Hamamdzic D, Llano R, Patel D, Cheng L, Fenning RS, Bannan K, Wilensky RL: Subsequent development of fibroatheromas with inflamed fibrous caps can be predicted by intracoronary near infrared spectroscopy. Thromb Vasc Biol 33 (2): 347-353,2013.

Patel D, Hamamdzic D, Llano R, Patel D, Cheng L, Fenning RS, Bannan K, and Wilensky RL: Subsequent development of fibroatheromas with inflamed fibrous caps can be predicted by intracoronary near infrared spectroscopy. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 33 (2): 347-53,2013.

Qamar A, Fenning RS, Qasim AN, Mehta NN, Reilly MP, Rader DJ.: Plasma Fibroblast growth factor-21 levels are positively associated with metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and systemic inflammation. American Heart Association Meeting, Los Angeles CA : 2012.

Fenning RS, Peyster EG, Kangovi S, Hamamdzic D, Burgert ME, Macphee CH, and Wilensky RL: Atherosclerotic plaque development differs between vascular sites with unique phenotypic and gene expression profiles. Mid-Atlantic Annual Capital Cardiology Symposium, Washington DC : 2012.

Heuer GG, Fenning RS, Brown M, Kilbaugh T, Guzman MA, Judkins AR, Rorke-Adams L, Sutton LN, Storm PB: Pulmonary edema and cardiac dysfunction after resection of a fourth ventricle tumor in a toddler: case report. Childs Nerv Syst. 27 (11): 2005-9,2011.

Fenning RS, Qamar A, Millar J, DerOhannessian S, Wolfe M, Rader DJ: PPAR-alpha and PPAR-gamma agonists modulate Fibroblast Growth Factor-21 levels in patients with the metabolic syndrome and dyslipidemia. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2011.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 N. 39th Street
Heart and Vascular Pavilion
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)