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William H. Pentz, MD, FACC

William H. Pentz, MD, FACC Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Pentz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Medicine
    • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1998

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bloodless Medicine
  • Cardiac Risk Reduction
  • Cardiac Stress Tests
  • Cardiology Risk Intervention
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Consultative Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Syncope
  • Women Cardiology

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center

Memberships

American College of Cardiology, National American College of Physicians, National American Medical Association, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Medical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Pentz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Isidro AM, Amorosa V, Stopyra GA, Rutenberg HL, Pentz WH, Bridges CR: Fungal prosthetic mitral valve endocarditis caused by Scopulariopsis species: case report and review of the literature. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 131 (5): 1181-1183,2006.

Spencor K, Weinert L, Pentz W: Calcified right atrial mass in a woman receiving Long-tern intravenous phosphate therapy. Journal of the American Social Echocardiologist 12 (3): 215-217,1999.

Venkaya RV, Poole RM, Pentz WH: Respiratory failure from procainamide-induced myopathy. Annals of Internal Medicine 119 (4): 345-346,1993.

Benedict MA, Desilver DA, Pelletier DE, Pentz WH, Ratner DI: Developmental protein synthesis is required for the transcription of Dictyostelium prespore genes. Developmental Genetics 12 (1-2): 113-122,1991.

Ratner DI, Pentz WH, Pelletier DA: Prespore gene expression in Dictyostelium requires concomitant protein synthesis. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1008 (1): 71-78,1989.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Cardiology Associates
Farm Journal Building
230 West Washington Square, 3rd floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-5064
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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