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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
Education:
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

Moon BF, Iyer SK, Josselyn NJ, Hwuang E, Swago S, Keeney SJ, Castillero E, Ferrari G, Pilla JJ, Gorman JH, Gorman RC, Tschabrunn CM, Shou H, Matthai W, Wehrli FW, Ferrari VA, Han Y, Litt H, Witschey WR: Magnetic susceptibility and R2∗ of myocardial reperfusion injury at 3T and 7T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine August 2021 Notes: [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1002/mrm.28955.

Antiochos P, Ge Y, Heydari B, Steel K, Bingham S, Abdullah SM, 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: Prognostic value of stress cardiac magnetic resonance in patients with known coronary artery disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging Page: S1936-878X(21)00559-3, August 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2021.06.025. Online ahead of print.

Michelina HI, Corte AD, Evangelista A, Maleszewski JJ, Edwards WD, Roman MJ, Devereux RB, Fernández B, Asch FM, Barker AJ, Sierra-Galan LM, De Kerchove L, SM, Fedak PWM, Girdauskas E, Delgado V, Abbara S, Lansac E, Prakash SK, Bissell MM, Bogdan A. Popescu BA, Hope MD, Sitges M, Thourani VH, Pibarot P, Chandrasekaran K, Lancellotti P, Borger MA, Forrest JK, Webb J, Milewicz DM, Makkaar R, Leon MB, Sanders SP, Markl M, Ferrari VA, Roberts WC, Song JK, Blanke P, White CS, Siu S, Svensson G, Braverman AC, Bavaria J, Sundt TM, El Khouri G, De Paulis R, Enriquez-Sarano M, Bax JJ, Otto CM, Schäfers HJ : International consensus statement on nomenclature and classification of the congenital bicuspid aortic valve and its aortopathy, for clinical, surgical, interventional and research purposes. Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging 3(4): e200496, July 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1148/ryct.2021200496.

Michelena HI, Della Corte A, Evangelista A, Maleszewski JJ, Edwards WD, Roman MJ, Devereux RB, Fernández B, Asch FM, Barker AJ, Sierra-Galan LM, De Kerchove L, Fernandes SM, Fedak PWM, Girdauskas E, Delgado V, Abbara S, Lansac E, Prakash SK, Bissell MM, Popescu BA, Hope MD, Sitges M, Thourani VH, Pibarot P, Chandrasekaran K, Lancellotti P, Borger MA, Forrest JK, Webb J, Milewicz DM, Makkar R, Leon MB, Sanders SP, Markl M, Ferrari VA, Roberts WC, Song JK, Blanke P, White CS, Siu S, Svensson LG, Braverman AC, Bavaria J, Sundt TM, El Khoury G, De Paulis R, Enriquez-Sarano M, Bax JJ, Otto CM, Schäfers HJ: International consensus statement on nomenclature and classification of the congenital bicuspid aortic valve and its aortopathy, for clinical, surgical, interventional and research purposes. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery July 2021 Notes: [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezab038.

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 2 of 2-Diagnostic Criteria and Appropriate Utilization. Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging 14(7): e000030, July 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1161/HCI.0000000000000030.

Michelena HI, Della Corte A, Evangelista A, Maleszewski JJ, Edwards WD, Roman MJ, Devereux RB, Fernández B, Asch FM, Barker AJ, Sierra-Galan LM, De Kerchove L, Fernandes SM, Fedak PWM, Girdauskas E, Delgado V, Abbara S, Lansac E, Prakash SK, Bissell MM, Popescu BA, Hope MD, Sitges M, Thourani VH, Pibarot P, Chandrasekaran K, Lancellotti P, Borger MA, Forrest JK, Webb J, Milewicz DM, Makkar R, Leon MB, Sanders SP, Markl M, Ferrari VA, Roberts WC, Song JK, Blanke P, White CS, Siu S, Svensson LG, Braverman AC, Bavaria J, Sundt TM, El Khoury G, De Paulis R, Enriquez-Sarano M, Bax JJ, Otto CM, Schäfers HJ: Summary: International Consensus Statement on Nomenclature and Classification of the Congenital Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Its Aortopathy, for Clinical, Surgical, Interventional and Research Purposes. Annals of Thoracic Surgery July 2021 Notes: [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.05.001.

Michelena HI, Della Corte A, Evangelista A, Maleszewski JJ, Edwards WD, Roman MJ, Devereux RB, Fernández B, Asch FM, Barker AJ, Sierra-Galan LM, De Kerchove L, Fernandes SM, Fedak PWM, Girdauskas E, Delgado V, Abbara S, Lansac E, Prakash SK, Bissell MM, Popescu BA, Hope MD, Sitges M, Thourani VH, Pibarot P, Chandrasekaran K, Lancellotti P, Borger MA, Forrest JK, Webb J, Milewicz DM, Makkar R, Leon MB, Sanders SP, Markl M, Ferrari VA, Roberts WC, Song JK, Blanke P, White CS, Siu S, Svensson LG, Braverman AC, Bavaria J, Sundt TM, El Khoury G, De Paulis R, Enriquez-Sarano M, Bax JJ, Otto CM, Schäfers HJ: International Consensus Statement on Nomenclature and Classification of the Congenital Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Its Aortopathy, for Clinical, Surgical, Interventional and Research Purposes. Annals of Thoracic Surgery July 2021 Notes: [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.08.119.

Michelena HI, Della Corte A, Evangelista A, Maleszewski JJ, Edwards WD, Roman MJ, Devereux RB, Fernández B, Asch FM, Barker AJ, Sierra-Galan LM, De Kerchove L, Fernandes SM, Fedak PWM, Girdauskas E, Delgado V, Abbara S, Lansac E, Prakash SK, Bissell MM, Popescu BA, Hope MD, Sitges M, Thourani VH, Pibarot P, Chandrasekaran K, Lancellotti P, Borger MA, Forrest JK, Webb J, Milewicz DM, Makkar R, Leon MB, Sanders SP, Markl M, Ferrari VA, Roberts WC, Song JK, Blanke P, White CS, Siu S, Svensson LG, Braverman AC, Bavaria J, Sundt TM, Khoury GE, De Paulis R, Enriquez-Sarano M, Bax JJ, Otto CM, Schäfers HJ: Summary: International consensus statement on nomenclature and classification of the congenital bicuspid aortic valve and its aortopathy, for clinical, surgical, interventional, and research purposes. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery July 2021 Notes: [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.05.008.

Michelena HI, Della Corte A, Evangelista A, Maleszewski JJ, Edwards WD, Roman MJ, Devereux RB, Fernández B, Asch FM, Barker AJ, Sierra-Galan LM, De Kerchove L, Fernandes SM, Fedak PWM, Girdauskas E, Delgado V, Abbara S, Lansac E, Prakash SK, Bissell MM, Popescu BA, Hope MD, Sitges M, Thourani VH, Pibarot P, Chandrasekaran K, Lancellotti P, Borger MA, Forrest JK, Webb J, Milewicz DM, Makkar R, Leon MB, Sanders SP, Markl M, Ferrari VA, Roberts WC, Song JK, Blanke P, White CS, Siu S, Svensson LG, Braverman AC, Bavaria J, Sundt TM, El Khoury G, De Paulis R, Enriquez-Sarano M, Bax JJ, Otto CM, Schäfers HJ: Summary: international consensus statement on nomenclature and classification of the congenital bicuspid aortic valve and its aortopathy, for clinical, surgical, interventional and research purposes. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery July 2021 Notes: [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezab039.

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. Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging 14(7): e000029, July 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1161/HCI.0000000000000029.

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