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Robert B. Norris, MD, FACC

Robert B. Norris, MD, FACC Physician

Chief, Section of Cardiovascular Diseases
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Norris is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Robert B. Norris

Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook 2003 Top Docs issue

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1989
  • Internal Medicine, 1987

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Coronary Disease
  • Cardiac Complications of Cancer Treatment
  • Cardiac Risk Reduction
  • Cardiac Stress Tests
  • Cholesterol
  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Dizziness
  • Echocardiographic Stress Testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Holistic Approach to Care
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Women Cardiology

Description of Clinical Expertise

Organized and performed non-invasive cardiovascular evaluation (EKG and ECHO) of the 2010 Men's World Cup Soccer Team, as directed by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). 2010

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Cardiology

    Pennsylvania Hospital Farm Journal Building, 3rd Floor 230 West Washington Square Philadelphia, PA 19106 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of Pennsylvania Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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: New York University
Residency: University of Washington Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American College of Cardiology, National National Lipid Association, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Norris is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Investigator, Multicenter Trials in the Management of Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk:

CRISP: A single arm open label study of a statin in community-based patients with cardiovascular disease. Mayo Alliance for Clinical Trials. (2000-2001)

AIM-HIGH: Trial examining the safety and effectiveness of a combination regimen of extended release niacin and simvastatin vs simvastatin alone for prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with cardiovascular disease and low HDL/high triglycerides. NIH sponsored. (2006-present; study stopped in 2011)

DAL-OUTCOMES: Multi-centered trial evaluating the efficacy, safety and clinical outcomes of treatment with dalcetrapib, a CETP modulating agent which raises HDL, in the treatment of who have experienced an acute coronary syndrome. Industry sponsored. (2009-present; recruitment complete)

ALECARDIO: Multi-centered trial evaluating cardiovascular outcomes of treatment with aleglitizar, a dual PPAR inhibitor, in the treatment of diabetics who have experienced an acute coronary syndrome. Industry sponsored. (2010-present; recruitment in progress)

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Cardiology Associates, Ltd.,
Farm Journal Building, Third Floor,
230 West Washington Square

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-5064
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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