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William T. O'Donnell, MD, PhD

William T. O'Donnell, MD, PhD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. O'Donnell is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2011
  • Internal Medicine, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Echocardiographic Stress Testing
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram

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
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Emory University
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. O'Donnell is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

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

Research

Selected Publications:

Gertz ZM, O'Donnell W, Raina A, Balderston JR, Litwack AJ, Goldberg LR: Implementation of a Computerized Order Entry Tool to Reduce the Inappropriate and Unnecessary Use of Cardiac Stress Tests With Imaging in Hospitalized Patients. Am J Cardiol 118 (8): 1123-1127,2016.

Raina A, Gertz Z, O'Donnell WT, Herrmann H, Forfia P: Pulmonary hypertension is a manifestation of congestive heart failure and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in octogenarians with severe aortic stenosis. Pulm Circ 5 (3): 521-526,2015.

Gertz ZM, O'Donnell W, Raina A, Litwack AJ, Balderson, JR, Goldberg LR: Application of appropriate use criteria to cardiac stress testing in the hospital setting: limitations of the criteria and areas for improved practice. Clin Cardiol 38 (1): 8-12,2015.

Gertz ZM, McCauley BD, Raina A, O'Donnell W, Shellenberger C, Willhide J, Forfia PR, Herrmann HC: Estimation of oxygen consumption in elderly patients with aortic stenosis. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 83 (1): E128-133,2013.

Gertz ZM, Raina A, O'Donnell WT, McCauley BD, Shellenberger C, Kolansky DM, Wilensky RL, Forfia PR, Herrmann HC: Comparison of invasive and noninvasive assessment of aortic stenosis severity in the elderly. Circ Cardiovasc Interv 5 (3): 406-414,2012.

Nakamoto M, Jin P, O’Donnell WT, Warren ST: Physiological identification of human transcripts translationally regulated by a specific microRNA. Hum Mol Genet 14 (24): 3813-3821,2005.

Lu R, Wang H, Liang Z, Ku L, O’Donnell WT, Li W, Warren ST, Feng Y: The fragile X protein controls microtubule-associated protein 1B translation and microtubule stability in brain neuron development. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 101 (42): 15201-15206,2004.

O'Donnell WT, Ceman S, Reed M, Patton S, Pohl J, Warren ST: Phosphorylation influences the translation state of FMRP-associated polyribosomes. Hum Mol Genet 12 (24): 3295-3305,2003.

Boss V, Strohl K, O’Donnell WT, Decker M.: Intermittent hypoxia alters gene expression in the neonatal rat brain. 33rd Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. : 2003.

O'Donnell WT, Ceman S, Warren ST.: Phosphorylation of the fragile X mental retardation protein regulates translation of its mRNA ligands. Am. J. Hum. Genet. 73 : 1042,2003.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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