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Victor A. Ferrari, MD

Victor A. Ferrari, MD Physician

Chair, Penn Cardiovascular Imaging Council, Depts. of Medicine, Radiology, and Penn Cardiovascular Institute Professor of Medicine in Radiology Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Ferrari is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Victor A. Ferrari

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 2019

Radhika Srinivasan Award for Humanism and Professionalism in Medicine, 2019

I focus strongly on a collaborative approach to care with my patients, advocating for them, and educating them regarding their disorders. I emphasize an active and joint approach to managing their conditions, and blend state-of-the-art care with a humanistic approach. I practice many areas of cardiology, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and preventive care. I also see patients with rare disorders such as Marfans disease, HHT (Osler-Weber-Rendu), Friedreich's Ataxia, and Fabry's disease. I will shortly complete LGBT training and offer cardiovascular care in this area.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1991

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amyloidosis
  • Aortic Disorders
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Atherosclerosis (Arteriosclerosis)
  • Athlete's Heart
  • Atrial Fibrillation (Afib)
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Chest Pain (Angina)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Heart (Cardiomegaly)
  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome)
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Myocarditis
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Women's Heart Health
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • 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

Memberships

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 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 NIH R01 (pending): "Prospective Cohort Study of Mechanistic Associations between Intra-Myocardial Fat Deposition and Ventricular Tachycardia in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy (INFINITY)", National 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 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:

Dorbala S, Ando Y, Bokhari S, Dispenzieri A, Falk RH, Ferrari VA, Fontana M, Gheysens O, Gillmore JD, Glaudemans AWJM, Hanna MA, Hazenberg BPC, Kristen AV, Kwong RY, Maurer MS, Merlini G, Miller EJ, Moon JC, Murthy VL, Quarta CC, Rapezzi C, Ruberg FL, Shah SJ, Slart RHJA, Verberne HJ, Bourque JM: ASNC/AHA/ASE/EANM/HFSA/ISA/SCMR/SNMMI expert consensus recommendations for multimodality imaging in cardiac amyloidosis: Part 1 of 2 - Evidence base and standardized methods of imaging Journal of Cardiac Failure : In press,2019.

Dorbala S, Ando Y, Bokhari S, Dispenzieri A, Falk RH, Ferrari VA, Fontana M, Gheysens O, Gillmore JD, Glaudemans AWJM, Hanna MA, Hazenberg BPC, Kristen AV, Kwong RY, Maurer MS, Merlini G, Miller EJ, Moon JC, Murthy VL, Quarta CC, Rapezzi C, Ruberg FL, Shah SJ, Slart RHJA, Verberne HJ, Bourque JM: ASNC/AHA/ASE/EANM/HFSA/ISA/SCMR/SNMMI expert consensus recommendations for multimodality imaging in cardiac amyloidosis: Part 2 of 2-Diagnostic criteria and appropriate utilization Journal of Cardiac Failure : In press,2019.

Dorbala S, Ando Y, Bokhari S, Dispenzieri A, Falk RH, Ferrari VA, Fontana M, Gheysens O, Gillmore JD, Glaudemans AWJM, Hanna MA, Hazenberg BPC, Kristen AV, Kwong RY, Maurer MS, Merlini G, Miller EJ, Moon JC, Murthy VL, Quarta CC, Rapezzi C, Ruberg FL, Shah SJ, Slart RHJA, Verberne HJ, Bourque JM: ASNC/AHA/ASE/EANM/HFSA/ISA/SCMR/SNMMI expert consensus recommendations for multimodality imaging in cardiac amyloidosis: Part 2 of 2-Diagnostic criteria and appropriate utilization Journal of Nuclear Cardiology : In press,2019.

Dorbala S, Ando Y, Bokhari S, Dispenzieri A, Falk RH, Ferrari VA, Fontana M, Gheysens O, Gillmore JD, Glaudemans AWJM, Hanna MA, Hazenberg BPC, Kristen AV, Kwong RY, Maurer MS, Merlini G, Miller EJ, Moon JC, Murthy VL, Quarta CC, Rapezzi C, Ruberg FL, Shah SJ, Slart RHJA, Verberne HJ, Bourque JM: ASNC/AHA/ASE/EANM/HFSA/ISA/SCMR/SNMMI expert consensus recommendations for multimodality imaging in cardiac amyloidosis: Part 1 of 2 - Evidence base and standardized methods of imaging Journal of Nuclear Cardiology : In press,2019.

Writing Group Members, Doherty JU, Kort S, Mehran R, Schoenhagen P, Soman P; Rating Panel Members, Dehmer GJ, Doherty JU, Schoenhagen P, Bashore TM, Bhave NM, Calnon DA, Carabello B, Conte J, Dickfeld T, Edmundowicz D, Ferrari VA, Hall ME, Ghoshhajra B, Mehrotra P, Naqvi TZ, Reece TB, Starling RC, Szerlip M, Tzou WS, Wong JB: ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2019 appropriate use criteria for multimodality imaging in the assessment of cardiac structure and function in nonvalvular heart disease: A report of the ACC Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, AATS, AHA, ASE, ASNC, HRS, SCAI, SCCT, SCMR, and the STS Journal of Nuclear Cardiology : 2019.

Zhang Y, Zeng W, Chen W, Chen Y, Zhu T, Sun J, Liang Z, Cheng W, Wang L, Wu B, Gong L, Ferrari VA, Zheng J, Gao F: MR extracellular volume mapping and non-contrast T1ρ mapping allow early detection of myocardial fibrosis in diabetic monkeys European Radiology 29 (6): 3006-3016,2019.

Doherty JU, Kort S, Mehran R, Schoenhagen P, Soman P, Dehmer GJ, Doherty JU, Schoenhagen P, Bashore TM, Bhave NM, Calnon DA, Carabello B, Conte J, Dickfeld T, Edmundowicz D, Ferrari VA, Hall ME, Ghoshhajra B, Mehrotra P, Naqvi TZ, Reece TB, Starling RC, Szerlip M, Tzou WS, Wong JB: ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2019 Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging in the Assessment of Cardiac Structure and Function in Nonvalvular Heart Disease: A report of the ACC Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, AATS, AHA, ASE, ASNC, HRS, SCAI, SCCT, SCMR, and the STS Journal of the American College of Cardiology 73 (4): 488-516,2019.

Writing Group Members, Doherty JU, Kort S, Mehran R, Schoenhagen P, Soman P; Rating Panel Members, Dehmer GJ, Doherty JU, Schoenhagen P, Bashore TM, Bhave NM, Calnon DA, Carabello B, Conte J, Dickfeld T, Edmundowicz D, Ferrari VA, Hall ME, Ghoshhajra B, Mehrotra P, Naqvi TZ, Reece TB, Starling RC, Szerlip M, Tzou WS, Wong JB: ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2019 appropriate use criteria for multimodality imaging in the assessment of cardiac structure and function in nonvalvular heart disease: A report of the ACC Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, AATS, AHA, ASE, ASNC, HRS, SCAI, SCCT, SCMR, and the STS Journal of the American Society Echocardiography : 2019.

Writing Group Members, Doherty JU, Kort S, Mehran R, Schoenhagen P, Soman P; Rating Panel Members, Dehmer GJ, Doherty JU, Schoenhagen P, Bashore TM, Bhave NM, Calnon DA, Carabello B, Conte J, Dickfeld T, Edmundowicz D, Ferrari VA, Hall ME, Ghoshhajra B, Mehrotra P, Naqvi TZ, Reece TB, Starling RC, Szerlip M, Tzou WS, Wong JB: ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2019 appropriate use criteria for multimodality imaging in the assessment of cardiac structure and function in nonvalvular heart disease: A report of the ACC Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, AATS, AHA, ASE, ASNC, HRS, SCAI, SCCT, SCMR, and the STS Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery : 2019.

Kim RJ, Simonetti OP, Westwood M, Kramer CM, Narang A, Friedrich MG, Powell AJ, Carr JC, Schulz-Menger J, Nagel E, Chan WS, Bremerich J, Ordovas KG, Rollings RC, Patel AR, Ferrari VA: Guidelines for training in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 20 (1): 57-61,2018 .

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