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Jose C. Missri

Jose C. Missri, MD, FACP, FACC, FCPP

Chief of Cardiology; Joseph DiPalma Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Department: Medicine: Division of Cardiology

Practices: Drexel Cardiology

Specialties: Cardiology


  • MD - Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico (1972)
  • BA in Zoology - San Diego State University (1967)

Awards & Honors

  • Golden Stethoscope Award: Best Leader, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital (2016)
  • Listed in America’s Top Cardiologists, Consumer Research Council (2014)
  • Listed in America’s Top Physicians (2011-2012)
  • Listed in America’s Top Physicians, Consumer Research Council (2010)
  • Commencement Speaker, Gwynedd-Mercy College School of Allied Health Professionals (2007, 2008)
  • Listed in America’s Top Physicians, Consumer Research Council of America (2006)
  • Attending Teacher of the Year – Excellence in Teaching, St. Vincent’s Medical Center (2004)
  • Commencement Speaker, St. Vincent’s College (2004)
  • Outstanding Physician, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (2002)
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, Connecticut Magazine (2002)
  • Director’s Award for Outstanding Service, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (1994)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, College of Physician of Philadelphia
  • American Medical Association

José (Joe) Missri, MD, FACP, FACC, FCPP, is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He practices in Center City Philadelphia, specializing in valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, ischemic heart disease and echocardiograophy. Dr. Missri comes to Drexel from Mercy Catholic Medical Center. He has been listed in America's Top Cardiologists. 

Clinical Services

Valvular heart disease, Cardiomyopathies, Pericardial disease, Ischemic heart disease, Echocardiography, Cardiology


  • Internal Medicine - Dallhousie University Medical School


  • Moncton Hospital (1973)

José (Joe) Missri, MD, FACP, FACC, FCPP, is chief of the Division of Cardiology, and the Joseph DiPalma Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. He previously served as the chair of the Department of Medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, where he was also vice president of medical affairs. Throughout his career he has demonstrated a commitment to medical education.


Dr. Missri's recent research has focused on cardiovascular outcomes.


Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications   

"Contrast-Induced Nephropathy After Cardiac Catheterization; Culprits, Consequences and Predictors"
Sedhai Y, Missri J, et al
Am J of the Medical Sciences, May 2017

"Risk Factor Analysis of Troponin Negative Chest Pain Patients Who Underwent Cardiac Catheterization after a Positive Myocardial  Perfusion Imaging Study"
Samuel J, Samuel J, Missri J
Connecticut Medicine, 72(2):83-6, 2008

"Paradoxical Embolism, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism in a patient with patent foramen ovale"
Guo S, Roberts I, Missri J
Journal of Medicine Case Reports 1:104, 2007

"Clenbuterol-Contaminated Heroin: Cardiovascular and Metabolic Effects:  A Case Series and Review"
Missri, J. et al
Connecticut Medicine, 70:5-11, 2006

"Hypocalcemia Associated Coronary Vasospasm"
Magnus P, Missri J
Connecticut Medicine,  69:3-7, 2005

"The Use of Isometric Hand Grasp Exercise is a Reasonable Alternative to Atropine to Achieve Study End Point During Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography"
Nazeer A, Soucier R, Clark B, Missri J
Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports, 23:  227-229, 2002


Recent Abstracts

"Can CHA2DS2-VASc Score be Used as a Predictor of Contrast Induced Nephropathy After Cardiac Catheterization?"
Sedhai Y, Timalsina S, Asija A, Choksi T, Ahanar W, Gevorgyan D, Golamari R, Borikar M, Dar T, Alukai J, Missri J
American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, March 2017

"Is Pre-Existing Atrial Fibrillation a Risk Factor for Contrast-Induced Nephropathy After Cardiac Catheterization"
Missri J
American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, November 2016

"Nocardia Endocarditis"
Mathur M, Missri J
American College of Physicians, Pennsylvania Chapter, October 2010

"Left Ventricular Noncompaction"
Bruce TC, Surendran A, Missri J 
American College of Physicians, Connecticut Chapter, October 2007

"Relationship Between QT/QTc Interval Prolongation and Ischemic Heart Disease in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Patients"
Frisch A, Janulyte B, El-Ali I, Castillo J, Ofosu C, Akhaven P, Kour M, Missri J
Connecticut Chapter, American College of Physicians, October 2005

"Cocaine Associated Pericarditis"
Chaiyarat W, Missri J
CT Chapter, American College  of Physicians, October 2005

"Exercise-Induced Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy"
Sehgal S, El-Ali I, Missri J
CT Chapter, American College of  Physicians, October 2005

"Corotid Angioplasty – St. Vincent’s Experience"
Kadimi S. Missri J
Science Fair, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, April 2005

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Cardiology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.5080
Fax: 215.561.8071