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Victor A. Ferrari, MD

Victor A. Ferrari, MD Physician

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

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Ratings

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)

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:

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.

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.

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 : 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 .

Puntmann VO, Valbuena S, Hinojar R, Petersen SE, Greenwood JP, Kramer CM, Kwong RY, McCann GP, Berry C, Nagel E; SCMR Clinical Trial Writing Group: Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) expert consensus for CMR imaging endpoints in clinical research: part I - analytical validation and clinical qualification Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 20 : 67,2018.

Hirshfeld JW Jr, Ferrari VA, Bengel FM, Bergersen L, Chambers CE, Einstein AJ, Eisenberg MJ, Fogel MA, Gerber TC, Haines DE, Laskey WK, Limacher MC, Nichols KJ, Pryma DA, Raff GL, Rubin GD, Smith D, Stillman AE, Thomas SA, Tsai TT, Wagner LK, Wann LS: 2018 ACC/HRS/NASCI/SCAI/SCCT Expert consensus document on optimal use of ionizing radiation in cardiovascular imaging: Best practices for safety and effectiveness: A report of the American College of Cardiology Task Force on Expert Consensus Decision Pathways Journal of the American College of Cardiology 71 (24): e283-e351,2018.

Hirshfeld JW Jr, Ferrari VA, Bengel FM, Bergersen L, Chambers CE, Einstein AJ, Eisenberg MJ, Fogel MA, Gerber TC, Haines DE, Laskey WK, Limacher MC, Nichols KJ, Pryma DA, Raff GL, Rubin GD, Smith D, Stillman AE, Thomas SA, Tsai TT, Wagner LK, Wann LS: 2018 ACC/HRS/NASCI/SCAI/SCCT Expert consensus document on optimal use of ionizing radiation in cardiovascular imaging - Best practices for safety and effectiveness, Part 1: Radiation physics and radiation biology Journal of the American College of Cardiology 71 (24): 2811-2828,2018.

Hirshfeld JW Jr, Ferrari VA, Bengel FM, Bergersen L, Chambers CE, Einstein AJ, Eisenberg MJ, Fogel MA, Gerber TC, Haines DE, Laskey WK, Limacher MC, Nichols KJ, Pryma DA, Raff GL, Rubin GD, Smith D, Stillman AE, Thomas SA, Tsai TT, Wagner LK, Wann LS: 2018 ACC/HRS/NASCI/SCAI/SCCT Expert consensus document on optimal use of ionizing radiation in cardiovascular imaging - Best practices for safety and effectiveness, Part 2: Radiological equipment operation, dose-sparing methodologies, patient and medical personnel protection Journal of the American College of Cardiology 71 (24): 2829-2855,2018.

Huelnhagen T, Ku MC, Reimann HM, Serradas Duarte T, Pohlmann A, Flemming B, Seeliger E, Eichhorn C, Ferrari VA, Prothmann M, Schulz-Menger J, Niendorf T: Myocardial effective transverse relaxation time T2* is elevated in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A 7.0 T magnetic resonance imaging study Scientific Reports 8 (1): 3974,2018.

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