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Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology

The Division of Cardiology is at the forefront of health care technology and innovation. When our doctors aren't seeing patients, many of them participate in cutting-edge research, which they use to teach the next generation of physicians.

Drexel Medicine Health Fair

Drexel Cardiology's Dr. Gary Ledley at the Drexel Medicine Health Fair at Liberty Place on September 28, 2016.

Drexel Cardiology's Dr. Gary Ledley at the Drexel Medicine Health Fair at Liberty Place on September 28, 2016.

Drexel Cardiology's Dr. Gary Ledley at the Drexel Medicine Health Fair at Liberty Place on September 28, 2016.

Patient Care at Drexel Cardiology

Those with cardiovascular conditions can trust Drexel Cardiology's experts to provide the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available for all heart problems. Drexel Cardiology is committed to providing high quality care to all of its patients, no matter how high-risk the condition.

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News and Announcements
 

Glow With the Flow

Imagine if doctors could screen for a heart attack before it happens. A team at Drexel that includes Brett Angel, MD, Division of Cardiology, is working toward commercializing an invention that would do just that: Electrast is an inexpensive, painless and accurate diagnostic agent that illuminates blood flow problems like a bright warning light. Read more.

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2019 Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2019

Congratulations to Drs. Mohammad A. Al-Bataineh* (Cardiac Electrophysiology), Sallie Cho (Cardiology), John Fontaine (Cardiac Electrophysiology), Paulina Gorodin Kiliddar (Cardiac Electrophysiology), Shelley Hankins (Cardiology), S. Farhan Hasni (Cardiology), Scott E. Hessen* (Cardiovascular Disease), Dean G. Karalis* (Cardiovascular Disease), Kevin J. Kasper* (Cardiovascular Disease), Manoj Khandelwal* (Cardiac Disease), S. Luke Kusmirek (Cardiac Electrophysiology), Steven Kutalek (Cardiac Electrophysiology) and Gary Ledley (Cardiology), who were named "Top Doctors" in Philadelphia magazine's annual list of the region's best physicians. (May 6, 2019)

Jose Missri, MD: Cardiology

Welcome New Cardiology Chief José C. Missri

The Department of Medicine is pleased to welcome José (Joe) C. Missri, MD, FACP, FACC, FCPP, as the new division chief of cardiology and the Joseph DiPalma Distinguished Professor of Medicine. Since 2013, Dr. Missri has served as the chair of the Department of Medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, including an appointment as an affiliated professor of medicine at Drexel University. He was also vice president of medical affairs at Mercy.

John M. Fontaine, MD

Dr. Fontaine Participates in AHA Panel

Congratulations to John Fontaine, MD, professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, and president of the Association of Black Cardiologists on a job well done! Dr. Fontaine served as one of the panelists at the AHA's Council meeting last month! The panel of elite leaders in medicine, discussed AHA's mission to tackle health care disparities and workforce diversity.

 
In the Media
 

June 18, 2019: Brett Angel, MD, a faculty member in the Division of Cardiology, was quoted in a DOTmed Health Care Business News story about his collaborative research with Steven Wrenn, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, to develop a cardiac imaging contrast agent triggered by the heart's electrical activity. The research was also featured in a June 24 article in Medgadget.

December 18, 2018: Dong Heun Lee, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of the Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine Fellowship program, Shelley Hankins, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, and College of Medicine residents authored a case study for Contagion Live about a 79-year-old heart transplant recipient who presented with a potentially fatal case of diarrhea.

February 25, 2018: Howard Eisen, MD, the Thomas J. Vischer Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, was quoted in a Reader’s Digest slideshow about how even a small amount of exercise can help patients lower their cholesterol.

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Jose Missri, MD; Chief of the Division of Cardiology

Jose Missri, MD, FACP, FACC, FCPP
Chief, Division of Cardiology