Robert S. Fenning, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Member, Penn Cardiovascular Institute and the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 N. 39th Street
Heart and Vascular Pavilion
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BA (Biology)
Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, NY, 2004.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Coronary angiography and interventions, including complex percutaneous coronary interventions and hemodynamic support for percutaneous coronary interventions.
Vascular medicine and non-invasive vascular interpretation.
Peripheral artery disease and peripheral interventions, including lower extremity arterial interventions and carotid artery interventions.
Interventional therapy for chronic upper extremity occlusive venous disease.
Interventional therapy for lower extremity superficial venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
Interventional therapies for acute deep vein thrombosis.
Interventional therapies for acute pulmonary embolism and cardiac thrombus in transit.
Interventional therapies for aortic stenosis, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement and balloon valvuloplasty.

Selected Publications

Saybolt MD, Lilly SM, Patel D, Hamamdzic D, Llano R, Fenning RS, Madden S, Wilensky RL: The vulnerable artery: early and rapid deposition of lipid in coronary arteries is associated with subsequent development of thin-cap fibroatheromas. EuroIntervention 11(14): e1612-8, April 8 2016.

Fenning RS, Burgert ME, Hamamdzic D, Peyster EG, Mohler ER 3rd, Kangovi S, Jucker BM, Lenhard S, Li J, Hoffman BE, Macphee CH, Wilensky RL: Atherosclerosis differs between vascular sites by plaque severity, gene expression, and the role of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2. J Am Heart Assoc 4(2), February 2015 Notes: e001477.

Fenning RS and Wilensky RL: New insights into the vulnerable plaque from imaging studies. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 16(3): 397-397, March 2014.

Merschen RJ, Fenning RS, Wascho R, and Goldberg SM: Saphenous vein graft to left circumflex stenting with significant distal and proximal disease: a complex case utilizing a covered stent. Cath Lab Digest 1(22): 1-3, January 2014.

Patel D, Hamamdzic D, Llano R, Patel D, Cheng L, Fenning RS, Bannan K, Wilensky RL: Subsequent development of fibroatheromas with inflamed fibrous caps can be predicted by intracoronary near infrared spectroscopy. Thromb Vasc Biol 33(2): 347-353, February 2013 Notes: Published.

Patel D, Hamamdzic D, Llano R, Patel D, Cheng L, Fenning RS, Bannan K, and Wilensky RL: Subsequent development of fibroatheromas with inflamed fibrous caps can be predicted by intracoronary near infrared spectroscopy. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 33(2): 347-53, February 2013.

Qamar A, Fenning RS, Qasim AN, Mehta NN, Reilly MP, Rader DJ. : Plasma Fibroblast growth factor-21 levels are positively associated with metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and systemic inflammation. American Heart Association Meeting, Los Angeles CA November 2012 Notes: Poster presentation.

Fenning RS, Peyster EG, Kangovi S, Hamamdzic D, Burgert ME, Macphee CH, and Wilensky RL: Atherosclerotic plaque development differs between vascular sites with unique phenotypic and gene expression profiles. Mid-Atlantic Annual Capital Cardiology Symposium, Washington DC November 2012 Notes: Poster presentation.

Heuer GG, Fenning RS, Brown M, Kilbaugh T, Guzman MA, Judkins AR, Rorke-Adams L, Sutton LN, Storm PB: Pulmonary edema and cardiac dysfunction after resection of a fourth ventricle tumor in a toddler: case report. Childs Nerv Syst. 27(11): 2005-9, November 2011.

Fenning RS, Qamar A, Millar J, DerOhannessian S, Wolfe M, Rader DJ: PPAR-alpha and PPAR-gamma agonists modulate Fibroblast Growth Factor-21 levels in patients with the metabolic syndrome and dyslipidemia. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Meeting, Chicago, IL April 2011 Notes: Poster Presentation.

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