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Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
11-105 Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-6606
Fax: 215-746-7415
BS (Chemical Engineering )
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania, 2001.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2001-2002.
Resident in Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2002-2004.
Fellowship in Cardiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2004-2007.
Fellowship, Cardiology Noninvasive Research, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2007-2008.
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004.
Level III Echocardiography, National Board of Echocardiography, 2007.
Cardiovascular Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007.
Level II Nuclear Cardiology, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, 2007.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

My clinical expertise is in noninvasive imaging by echocardiography and the care of patients in cardio-oncology.

Description of Research Expertise

My research interests are in translational cardiovascular epidemiology with a focus on the study of novel signaling pathways and mechanisms in human heart failure, cardiac remodeling, and cancer therapy cardiotoxicity. Current areas of research include:

1) Neuregulin Signaling:
We are interested in defining the relevance of circulating neuregulin as it relates to human heart failure and cardiac remodeling. I am the principal investigator of a longitudinal study determining the association between circulating neuregulin levels and cardiac remodeling and clinical outcomes in the Penn Heart Failure Study and the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort.

2) Mechanistic Biomarker Studies in Cancer Therapy Cardiotoxicity:
We are interested in defining novel circulating biomarkers and genetic variations predictive of cancer therapy cardiotoxicity. Our objective is to gain mechanistic and translational insight into the pathophysiology of this disease. We have ongoing studies in specific pathways and biomarkers of interest, as well as proteomics discovery across various cardiotoxic regimens.

3) Myocardial Mechanics in Cancer Therapy Cardiotoxicity and Heart Failure:
We are interested in gaining insight into alterations in myocardial mechanics and sensitive measures of cardiac function, as defined by echocardiography, in patients exposed to cardiotoxic chemotherapy regimens as well as patients with chronic heart failure.

Selected Publications

Aimo A, Vergaro G, Passino C, Ripoli A, Ky B, Miller WL, Bayes-Genis A, Anand I, Januzzi JL, Emdin M: Prognostic Value of Soluble Suppression of Tumorigenicity-2 in Chronic Heart Failure: A Meta-Analysis. JACC Heart Fail October 2016 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Narayan HK, French B, Khan AM, Plappert T, Hyman D, Bajulaiye A, Domchek S, DeMichele A, Clark A, Matro J, Bradbury A, Fox K, Carver JR, Ky B: Noninvasive Measures of Ventricular-Arterial Coupling and Circumferential Strain Predict Cancer Therapeutics-Related Cardiac Dysfunction. JACC Cardiovascular Imaging 9(10): 1131-1141, Oct 2016.

Beer LA, Kossenkov AV, Liu Q, Luning PE, Domchek S, Speicher DW, Ky B: Baseline Immunoglobulin E Levels as a Marker of Doxorubicin- and Trastuzumab-Associated Cardiac Dysfunction. Circulation Research 119(10): 1135-1144, Oct 2016.

Narayan HK, Wei W, Fend Z, Lenihan D, Plappert T, Englefield V, Fisch M, Ky B: Cardiac Mechanics and Dysfunction with Anthracyclines in the Community: Results from the PREDICT Study. Open Heart October 2016 Notes: Accepted for Publication October 2016.

Kawut SM, Archer-Chicko CL, DiMichele A, Fritz JS, Klinger JR, Ky B, Palevsky HI, Palmisciano AJ, Patel M, Pinder D, Propert KJ, Smith KA, Stanczyk F, Tracy R, Vaidya A, Whittenhall ME, Ventetuolo CE: Anastrozole in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (AIPH): A Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Sep 2016.

Wang GJ, Shaw PA, Townsend RR, Anderson AH, Xie D, Wang X, Nessel LC, Mohler ER, Sozio SM, Jaar BG, Chen J, Wright J, Taliercio JJ, Ojo A, Ricardo AC, Lustigova E, Fairman RM, Feldman HI, Ky B: The Associations between Peripheral Artery Disease and Physical Outcome Measures in Men and Women with Chronic Kidney Disease. Annals of Vascular Surgery 35: 111-20, Aug 2016.

French B, Wang L, Ky B, Fang JC, Sweitzer NK, Cappola TP. : Prognostic value of galectin-3 for adverse outcomes in chronic heart failure. Journal of Cardiac Failure 22(4): 256-62, April 2016.

Armenian SH, Xu L, Ky B, Sun C, Farol L, Pal S, Douglas PS, Bhatia S, Chao C. : Late Occurring Cardiovascular Disease Among Survivors of Adult-Onset Cancer: A Community Based Retrospective Study. Journal of Clinical Oncology 34(10): 1120-30, April 2016.

Narayan HK, Khan AM, French B, Plappert T, Hyman D, Bajulaiye A, DeMichele A, Domchek S, Clark A, Fox K, Matro J, Bradbury A, Carver JR, Ky B.: Echocardiography-Derived Measures of Myocardial Mechanics Predict Cardiotoxicity with Breast Cancer Therapy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology Imaging. Journal of the American College of Cardiology Imaging April 2016 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Brown JC, Troxel AB, Ky B, Damjanov N, Zemel BS, Rickels MR, Rhim AD, Rustgi AK, Courneya KS, Schmitz KH: A randomized phase II dose-response exercise trial among Colon Cancer Survivors: Purpose, Study Design, methods, and recruitment results. Contemp Clinical Trials 47: 366-375, March 2016.

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