Find a Doctor or Practice Location

Are you a referring physician?
I am searching for a
Reset Form
Robert L. Wilensky, MD

Robert L. Wilensky, MD Physician

Director, Interventional Cardiology Research
Director, Interventional Cardiology Training Program
Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Dutch

Dr. Wilensky is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1993
  • Internal Medicine, 1988
  • Interventional Cardiology, 1999

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiology Risk Intervention
  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Renal Artery Denervation

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: University of Amsterdam
Residency: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Indiana University Hospital


American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Heart Association, Continued Medical Education Committee, PA Chapter of AMA, Invited President in National Institutes of Health, NIHLBI Workshop on Coronary Revascularization, Arlington, VA, 1996, NIHLBI Workshop on Coronary Revascularization, Arlington, VA, North American Working Group for Local Drug Delivery, North American Working Group for Local Drug Delivery, 1997-2000, Penn Cardiovascular Retreat, 2000, Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Cardiology,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wilensky is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

Schaar JA, Muller JE, Falk E, Virmani R, Fuster V,Serruys PW, Colombo A, Stefanadis C, Casscells W, Moreno PR, Maseri A, van der Steen AFW: Terminology for high-risk and vulnerable coronary artery plaques European Heart Journal 25 : 1-6,2004.

Laskey WK, Selzer F, Cohen H, Holmes D, Wilensky R, Williams D, Detre K: Temporal variation in fatal percutaneous coronary intervention outcomes: A report from the NHLBI Dynamic Registry Am Heart J 150 : 569,2005.

Hirshfeld JW, Wilensky RL: Drug eluting stents are here - now what? Implications for clinical practice and health care costs Cleveland Clinic Journal : 2004.

Naimark WA, Lepore JJ, Klugherz BD, Wang Z, Guy TS, Osman H, Moainie SL, Gorman RC, Gorman JH III, Palasis M, Parmacek MS, Wilensky RL.: Adenovirus-catheter compatibility increases gene expression. Hum Gene Ther 14 : 161-167,2003.

Mainigi SK, Goldberg LR, Sasseen BM, See VY, Wilensky RL.: Relative contributions of intimal hyperplasia and vascular remodeling in early cardiac transplant mediated coronary artery disease. Am J. Cardiol 91 : 293-296,2003.

Meneveau NF, Klugherz BD, Chaquor B, Golden M, Jouille MM, Macarak E, Weisz PB, Wilensky RL.: Separate and combined effects of local and continuous intravenous administration and beta-cyclodextrin tetradecasulfate on intimal hyperplasia after angioplasty in porcine coronary arteries. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Therapeut 8 : 53-60,2003.

See VY, DeNofrio D, Goldberg L, Chang G, Sasseen B, Kolansky DM, Pickering F, Kao A, Loh E, Wilensky RL.: Effect of atorvastatin on post-cardiac transplant increase in low-density lipoprotein and cholesterol levels reduces development of intimal hyperplasia and ameliorates progression of endothelial dysfunction. Am J Cardiol 92 : 11-15,2003.

Perlstein I, Connolly JM, Cui X, Song C, Quanyi Li, Jones PL, Lu Z, DeFelice S, Klugherz B, Wilensky R, Levy RJ.: DNA Delivery from an intravascular stent with a denatured collagen-polylactic-polyglycolic acid controlled release coating: mechanisms of enhanced transfection, in press Gene Therapy : 2003.

Kizer JR, Muttreja MR, Matthei WH, McConnell J, Nardone H, Sonel AF, Keane MG, Wilensky RL.: Role of cardiac troponin T in the long-term risk stratification of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, in press Eur Heart J : 2003.

Wilensky RL, Klugherz BD.: Coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. A Clinician’s guide to ambulatory diagnosis and treatment. Heart Failure : 131-148,2003.

View all publications

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
9 Gates Building
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-3060
Fax: (215) 615-3073
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

Related Links