Alexander Fanaroff, MD, MHS | SCAI

Alexander Fanaroff, MD, MHS, is an interventional cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed medical school, an internal medicine residency, a cardiology fellowship, and an interventional cardiology fellowship at Duke University. In addition, he received an MHS in clinical research from the Duke/NIH Clinical Research Training Program during a two-year research fellowship at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

Dr. Fanaroff’s research focuses on identifying areas in which cardiovascular care is delivered inefficiently, variably, or is limited by difficulty changing patient/clinician behavior; developing solutions to improve care; and then testing those solutions in pragmatic clinical trials, with specific interests in increasing physical activity in patients with cardiovascular disease and improving quality and reducing disparities in peripheral artery disease care. He is also interested in better characterizing the evidence base and clinical trial environment in cardiology and identifying the optimal antithrombotic therapy for patients that have had percutaneous coronary intervention or myocardial infarction. The American Heart Association and the National Institute of Health fund his research.

In 2022, Dr. Fanaroff received the inaugural SCAI-Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Early Career Research Grant for his project, "Racial and Socio-Economic Disparities in the Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Artery Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia."