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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.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aorta Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Axillary Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Cardiac Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Carotid Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Carotid Artery Dissection
  • Carotid Artery Duplex Scan
  • Carotid Artery Occlusion
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Femoral Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Foot Ulcers
  • Iliac Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Ischemic Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Leg Ulcers
  • Lower Extremities Circulatory Problems
  • Mesenteric Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Percutaneous Treatment of Heart Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Popliteal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Renal Angiogram
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Subclavian Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome
  • Varicose Veins
  • Varicose Veins Stripping Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Ultrasound

Description of Clinical Expertise

Coronary angiography and interventions, including complex percutaneous coronary interventions and hemodynamic support for percutaneous coronary interventions.
Vascular medicine and non-invasive vascular interpretation.
Peripheral artery disease and peripheral interventions, including lower extremity arterial interventions and carotid artery interventions.
Interventional therapy for chronic upper extremity occlusive venous disease.
Interventional therapy for lower extremity superficial venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
Interventional therapies for acute deep vein thrombosis.
Interventional therapies for acute pulmonary embolism and cardiac thrombus in transit.
Interventional therapies for aortic stenosis, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement and balloon valvuloplasty.

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)
  • 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 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


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.


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)