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Victor A. Ferrari, MD

Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
11-136 South Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-2912
Fax: (215) 615-3652
B.S. (Electrical Engineering)
Drexel University, College of Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, Matriculated in five-year Cooperative Education Program., 1982.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1986.
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Description of CVI Expertise

Chair, Penn Cardiovascular Imaging Council

CVI Program Unit(s):
Cardiovascular Development / Congenital Heart Disease
Lipid / Atherosclerosis / CAD / ACS / Prevention
Myocyte Biology / Heart Failure
Biotechnology / Nanomedicine / Imaging

CVI Research Description:

1. Ventricular remodeling
Characterization of the right and/or left ventricular response to pulmonary hypertension, infarction, and valvular disease using MRI, echocardiography and PET/SPECT techniques in pre-clinical models and clinical disease states.

2. Developmental cardiology
Assessment of cardiac morphology and function using MRI and echocardiography including slp-76, HOP, and N-cadherin transgenic models. Use of MRI, CT, and echo in the evaluation of adult congenital heart disease.

3. Stem cell tracking
Evaluation of stem cell localization after intravenous injection or intracardiac implantation of stem cells co-labeled using MRI and PET ligands. Assessment of stem cell survival and myocardial viability/function following stem cell treatment of post-infarction or other cardiomyopathies.

4. Plaque characterization
Evaluation of MRI and PET techniques for assessment of atherosclerosis in pre-clinical models of disease.

Zhang Y, Zeng W, Chen W, Chen Y, Zhu T, Sun J, Liang Z, Cheng W, Wang L, Wu B, Gong L, Ferrari VA, Zheng J, Gao F. MR extracellular volume mapping and non-contrast T1ρ mapping allow early detection of myocardial fibrosis in diabetic monkeys. Eur Radiology 2019;29(6):3006-3016.

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Selected Publications

Weissman G, Lee J, Sivaram CA, Theriot P, Ferrari VA, Damp JB, Villines TC: The current state of cardiovascular imaging training: Results of the Cardiovascular Imaging Program Directors' Survey. JACC Cardiovascular Imaging 13(7): 1638-1639, July 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.02.010.

Antiochos P, Ge Y, Steel K, Bingham S, Abdullah S, Mikolich JR, Arai AE, Bandettini WP, Patel AR, Farzaneh-Far A, Heitner JF, Shenoy C, Leung SW, Gonzalez JA, Shah DJ, Raman SV, Ferrari VA, Schulz-Menger J, Stuber M, Simonetti OP, Kwong RY: Impact of unrecognized myocardial scar by stress cardiac magnetic resonance in suspected coronary artery disease: From the stress CMR perfusion imaging in the United States (SPINS) study of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Registry. Journal of the American College of Cardiology Page: In press, July 2020.

Moon BF, Iyer SK, Hwuang E, Solomon MP, Hall AT, Kumar R, Josselyn NJ, Higbee-Dempsey EM, Tsourkas A, Imai A, Okamoto K, Saito Y, Pilla JJ, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC, Tschabrunn C, Keeney SJ, Castillero E, Ferrari G, Jockusch S, Wehrli FW, Shou H, Ferrari VA, Han Y, Gulhane A, Litt H, Matthai W, Witschey WR: Iron imaging in myocardial infarction reperfusion injury. Nature Communications 11(1): 3273, June 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-16923-0.

Ge Y, Pandya A, Steel K, Bingham S, Jerosch-Herold M, Chen YY, Mikolich JR, Arai AA, Bandettini WP, Patel AR, Farzaneh-Far A, Heitner JF, Shenoy C, Leung SW, Gonzalez JA, Shah DJ, Raman SV, Ferrari VA, Schulz-Menger J, Hachamovitch R, Stuber M, Simonetti OP, Kwong RY: Cost-effectiveness analysis of stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging for stable chest pain syndromes. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging Page: In press, May 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2020.02.029.

Kang Y, Mui D, Chen T, Ferrari VA, Jagasia D, Scherrer-Crosbie M, Chen Y, and Han Y: Cardiovascular manifestations and treatment considerations in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Heart Page: In press, May 2020.

Han Y, Chen T, Bryant J, Bucciarelli-Ducci C, Dyke C, Elliott MD, Ferrari VA, Friedrich MG, Lawton C, Manning WJ, Ordovas K, Plein S, Powell AJ, Raman SV, Carr J: Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) guidance for the practice of cardiovascular magnetic resonance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 22(1): 26, April 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1186/s12968-020-00628-w.

Gopal DJ, Han Y, Silvestry FE, Ferrari VA: Atypical presentation of lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum: a case report. European Heart Journal - Case Reports 3(4): 1-4, November 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1093/ehjcr/ytz202.

DePietro DM, Curies NR, Chittams J, Ferrari VA, Pyeritz RE, Trerotola SO: Post-embolotherapy pulmonary arteriovenous malformation follow-up: a role for graded transthoracic contrast echocardiography prior to high-resolution chest CT. Chest November 2019 Notes: In Press,

Kwong RY, Ge Y, Steel K, Bingham S, Abdullah S, Fujikura K, Wang W, Pandya A, Chen YY, Mikolich JR, Boland S, Arai AE, Bandettini WP, Shanbhag SM, Patel AR, Narang A, Farzaneh-Far A, Romer B, Heitner JF, Ho JY, Singh J, Shenoy C, Hughes A, Leung SW, Marji M, Gonzalez JA, Mehta S, Shah DJ, Debs D, Raman SV, Guha A, Ferrari VA, Schulz-Menger J, Hachamovitch R, Stuber M, Simonetti OP: Cardiac magnetic resonance stress perfusion imaging for evaluation of patients with chest pain. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 74(14): 1741-1755, October 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.07.074.

Dorbala S, Ando Y, Bokhari S, Dispenzieri A, Falk RH, Ferrari VA, Fontana M, Gheysens O, Gillmore JD, Glaudemans AWJM, Hanna MA, Hazenberg BPC, Kristen AV, Kwong RY, Maurer MS, Merlini G, Miller EJ, Moon JC, Murthy VL, Quarta CC, Rapezzi C, Ruberg FL, Shah SJ, Slart RHJA, Verberne HJ, Bourque JM: ASNC/AHA/ASE/EANM/HFSA/ISA/SCMR/SNMMI expert consensus recommendations for multimodality imaging in cardiac amyloidosis: Part 1 of 2 - Evidence base and standardized methods of imaging. Journal of Cardiac Failure Page: In press, August 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2019.08.001. [Epub ahead of print]

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