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Victor A. Ferrari, MD

Victor A. Ferrari, MD Physician

Director, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Penn Cardiovascular Institute Interim Director, Echocardiography Laboratory, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Professor of Medicine in Radiology

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Ferrari is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Victor A. Ferrari

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1991

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Echocardiographic Stress Testing
  • Echocardiography
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (LGBT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

Description of Clinical Expertise

Noninvasive cardiac imaging, ventricular remodeling, pulmonary hypertension

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
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

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

American College of Cardiology, Imaging Council, International American College of Cardiology, International American College of Cardiology, International American College of Cardiology, Pennsylvania State Chapter, Local American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Writing Committee: Clinical Competence Statement on Vascular Imaging with CT and MR, International American College of Chest Physicians, National American Heart Association, Cardiac Imaging Committee , National American Heart Association, International American Heart Association, International American Heart Association, National American Heart Association, National American Heart Association, National American Society of Echocardiography, National Data Safety Monitoring Board for NIH-Sponsored Clinical Trial: HDL Increased Plaque Stabilization in the Elderly (Johns Hopkins University), National EuroCMR (European Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance) Working Group, European Society of Cardiology , International EuroCMR (European Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance) Working Group, European Society of Cardiology, International European Society of Cardiology, International Inteleos (Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement Division - Oversight body for internatl. certification exam in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance), International International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (formerly: Society of Magnetic Resonance and Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine), International Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, International National Data Safety Monitoring Board for the NIH-Sponsored (NHLBI) REVEAL Clinical Trial (assessment of erythropoietin in post-infarction remodeling), National NIH - Randomized Trial of Imaging Versus Risk Factor Based Therapy for Plaque Regression, National NIH - Small Business and Innovative Research (SBIR) Review Committee (Cardiac Imaging, Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury), National NIH Special Grant Review Panel, "3-Dimensional Myocardial Deformation," National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National NIH Special Review Panel, "Ventricular Remodeling in the Mouse Model," National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NHLBI Strategic Plan Cardiovascular Working Group on Emerging and Evolving Technologies, National NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Review Committee for Contract RFA on “Effects of Erythropoietin on Infarct Size and Left Ventricular Remodeling in Survivors of Large Myocardial Infarctions”, National NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Review Committee for R01 submissions for "Ancillary Studies in Clinical Trials", National NIH, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Review Committee for R21 RFA, "Technology Development of Image Guided Interventions", National North American Society for Cardiac Imaging, International Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, International Society of Nuclear Medicine, International Special NIH Program Project Review Committee (Atherosclerotic Plaque Rupture and Imaging), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ferrari is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Echocardiography, Cardiac MRI, Cardiac CT

Selected Publications:

Abtahian F, Guerriero A, Sebzda E, Lu M, Zhou R, Mocsai A, Myers EE, Huang B, Jackson D, Ferrari VA, Tybulewicz V, Lowell CA, Lepore JJ, Koretzky GA: Regulation of blood and lymphatic separation by signaling proteins SLP-76 and Syk Science 299 : 247-251,2003.

Arcasoy SM, Christie JD, Ferrari VA, St. John Sutton M, Zisman DA, Blumenthal NP, Pochettino A: Echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary hypertension in patients with advanced lung disease American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 167 : 735-740,2003.

Zhou R, Pickup S, Scott CS, Glickson JD: Assessment of global and regional myocardial function in the mouse using cine- and tagged MRI Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 49 (4): 760-764,2003.

Bluemke D, Krupinski EA, Ovitt T, Gear K, Unger E, Axel L, Boxt L, Casolo G, Ferrari VA, Funaki B, Globits S, Higgins CB, Julsrud P, Lipton M, Mawson J, Nygren A, Pennell DJ, Stillman A, White RD, Wichter T: Imaging of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: Morphologic findings and interobserver variability Cardiology 99 (3): 153-162,2003.

Zhou R, Kahn ML: Detection of high output state by MRI in SLP-76 deficient mice leads to identification of unique angiogenic defect Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 5 (1): 216,2003.

Ferrari VA, Matulevicius S, Axel L, Scott CH, Ksiezycka E, Duffy K: ACE inhibitors stabilize LV remodeling despite persistently abnormal resting mechanics Journal American College Cardiology 41 (6): 442A,2003.

Correa CR, Litt HI, Hwang WT, Ferrari VA, Solin LJ: Coronary artery findings after left-sided versus right-sided radiation treatment for early breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 25 (21): 3031-3037,2007.

Trivedi CM, Luo Y, Yin Z, Zhang M, Zhu W, Wang T, Floss T, Goettlicher M, Noppinger PR, Wurst W, Ferrari VA, Abrams CA, Gruber PJ: Hdac2 regulates the cardiac hypertrophic response by modulating GSk3ß activity. Nature Medicine 13 (3): 324-331,2007.

Tandri H, Castillo E, Ferrari VA, Nasir K, Dalal D, Bomma C, Calkins H: MR imaging of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia: Sensitivity, specificity, and observer variability of fat detection vs. functional analysis of the right ventricle Journal of the American College of Cardiology 48 : 2277-2284,2006.

Zhou R, Acton PD: Imaging stem cells implanted in infarcted myocardium Journal of the American College of Cardiology 48 : 2094-2106,2006.

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Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
11-136 South Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2912
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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