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William T. O'Donnell, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BA (Molecular Biology)
Princeton University, 1997.
PhD (Genetics and Molecular Biology)
Emory University School of Medicine, 2005.
Emory University School of Medicine, 2005.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident in Internal Medicine, Harvard University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2005-2008.
Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2008-2011.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010.
American Board of Internal Medicine -- Cardiovascular Disease, 2011.
COCATS Level III Echocardiography, 2011.
COCATS Level II Nuclear Cardiology, 2011.
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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, October 2016 Notes: Epub 2016 Jul 28.

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, September 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, January 2015 Notes: Epub 2014 Oct 21.

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, January 2013 Notes: Epub 2013 Jul 2.

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, June 2012 Notes: Epub 2012 May 29.

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, December 2005 Notes: Epub 2005 Oct 20.

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, October 2004 Notes: Epub 2004 Oct 8.

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, December 2003 Notes: Epub 2003 Oct 21.

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.

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