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Shelley Hankins

Shelley Hankins, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine; Medical Director of Heart Failure

Department: Medicine: Division of Cardiology

Practices: Drexel Cardiology

Specialties: Cardiology


  • MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • BS in Chemical Engineering - Columbia University School of Engineering

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia Magazine (2018)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, American Heart Association Southeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate

Shelley Hankins, MD, is a cardiologist in Philadelphia. She specializes in heart failure and heart transplant care.

Clinical Services

Cardiovascular, Cardiovascular system, Heart disease, Heart failure, Heart pacemaker, Heart transplant, Ventricular assist device, Ventricular fibrillation


  • Cardiology - Tulane University (1998)
  • Heart Failure - Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (1999)
  • Cardiology - Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2001)


  • Internal Medicine - Johns Hopkins Hospital (1996)

Shelley Hankins, MD, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Drexel University College of Medicine.


"Management of ACCF/AHA Stage A and B Patients"
Subzposh, F., Gupta, A., Hankins, S. R., & Eisen, H. J.
Cardiology Clinics, 32(1), 63-71, 2014

"Adjunctive Therapy and Management of the Transition of Care in Patients with Heart Failure"
Feitell, S., Hankins, S. R., & Eisen, H. J.
Cardiology Clinics, 32(1), 163-174, 2014

"Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d concentration and mortality from heart failure and cardiovascular disease, and premature mortality from all-cause in United States adults"
Liu, L., Chen, M., Hankins, S. R., Nùñez, A. E., Watson, R. A., Weinstock, P. J., Newschaffer, C. J. & Eisen, H. J.
American Journal of Cardiology, 110(6), 834-839, 2012

"Ethical considerations for ventricular assist device support: a 10-point model"
Petrucci, R. J., Benish, L. A., Carrow, B. L., Prato, L., Hankins, S. R., Eisen, H. J., & Entwistle, J. W.
ASAIO Journal, 57(4), 268-273, 2011

"Continuous Flow Rotary Left Ventricular Assist Device Mechanical Circulatory Support 2.0"
Eisen, H. J., & Hankins, S. R.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 54(4), 322-324, 2009

"Clinical Implementation of A Molecular Diagnostic Assay for the Non-Invasive Detection of Cardiac Allograft Rejection"
Eisen, H. J., Albright, K., Rowe, T., Lee, M., Garrett, B., & Hankins, S. R.
Transplantation, 82(1), 144, 2006

"Morbidity and Mortality of UNOS Status 1B Cardiac Transplant Candidates at Home"
Lang, C., Hankins S., Hauff H., Maybaum S., Edwards N., Manicini D.
The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, Volume 22, Number 4, 2003

"Drug Treatment of Clinical Problems Related to Cardiac Transplantation"
Hankins, S, Mancini, D.
Heart Disease; 4:242-251, 2002

"Listing and Treatment of Status One Patients"
Hankins, S., Mancini D.
Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, 2001

"Congestive Heart Failure in Elderly Women"
Tandon S., Hankins S., LeJemtel T.
American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology

"Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockade with 80 mg and 160 mg of Valsartan in Healthy Normotensive Subjects"
Latif F., Tandon S., Obeleniene R., Hankins S., Berlowitz M., Ennezat V., LeJemtel T.
J Card Fail.; 7(3):265-8, Sep 2001

"Dose Dependent Blockade of the Angiotensin II Type 1 (AT1) Receptor with Losartan in Normal Volunteers"
Berlowitz, M., Latif F., Hankins S., Ennezat P., Moskowitz R., Tandon S., Colombo P., LeJemtel  T.
J Cardiovasc Pharmacol.; 37(6):692-6, Jun 2001

"Current Management of Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Insufficiency"
Hankins S., Horn E.
Current Cardiology Reports; 2:244-251, 2000

"Flow Instabilities Induced by Coronary Artery Stents; Assessment with an In Vitro Pulse Duplicator"
Peacock J., Hankins S., Jones T., Lutz R.
Journal of Biomechanics; 28(1):17-26, 1995


"Management of the Complex Heart Failure Patient: Is the LVAD Practical?"
Lecture, Association of Black Cardiologists educational program, July 2008

Moderator: ISHLT 28th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions, April 2008

"Implications of Landmark SCA Trials on Patient Standard of Care"
Lecture, Association of Black Cardiologists educational program, December 2007

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