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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Victor A. Ferrari

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

Clinical Specialties


  • 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

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
  • 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


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 Heart Association, International American Society of Echocardiography, 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 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (formerly: Society of Magnetic Resonance and Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine), International NIH - Randomized Trial of Imaging Versus Risk Factor Based Therapy for Plaque Regression, National Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ferrari is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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


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, Kahn ML: 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, and Kotloff RM: 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, Ferrari VA: 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, Marcus F: Imaging of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: Morphologic findings and interobserver variability Cardiology 99 (3): 153-162,2003.

Zhou R, Kahn ML, Ferrari VA: 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, St. John Sutton M: 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, Harris EE.: 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, Epstein JA: 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, Bluemke DA: 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, Ferrari VA: 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
Fax: (215) 615-3652
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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