Peter R. Kowey, MD

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Phone: 484.476.2684

Department: Faculty

Association: Resident Faculty

Other Appointment:Director, Center for Clinical Cardiology

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  • BS, Biology, St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia, PA, 1971
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1975

Current Appointments:

  • 2009 to Present: Professor, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
  • 2008 to Present: William Wikoff Smith Chair in Cardiovascular Research
  • 2000 to Present: President, The Heart Center of Lankenau, Bryn Mawr, and Paoli Hospitals
  • 1999 to Present: Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Main Line Health
  • 1990 to Present: Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

2016 Selected Publications

Racial/ethnic differences in atrial fibrillation symptoms, treatment patterns, and outcomes: Insights from Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Registry. Golwala H, Jackson LR 2nd, Simon DN, Piccini JP, Gersh B, Go AS, Hylek EM, Kowey PR, Mahaffey KW, Thomas L, Fonarow GC, Peterson ED, Thomas KL. Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF) Registry. Am Heart J. 2016 Apr;174:29-36. Epub 2015 Dec 30.

Triple vs Dual Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Coronary Artery Disease. Lopes RD, Rao M, Simon DN, Thomas L, Ansell J, Fonarow GC, Gersh BJ, Go AS, Hylek EM, Kowey P, Piccini JP, Singer DE, Chang P, Peterson ED, Mahaffey KW. Am J Med. 2016 Jan 18.

Sinus Node Dysfunction Is Associated With Higher Symptom Burden and Increased Comorbid Illness: Results From the ORBIT-AF Registry. Jackson LR 2nd, Kim SH, Piccini JP Sr, Gersh BJ, Naccarelli GV, Reiffel JA, Freeman J, Thomas L, Chang P, Fonarow GC, Go AS, Mahaffey KW, Peterson ED, Kowey PR. Clin Cardiol. 2016 Feb;39(2):119-25. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Observing the Obvious. Kowey PR, Robinson VM. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Sep 1;66(9):1008-10.

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