Alexander Fanaroff

Alexander Fanaroff

Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, US


Dr. Alexander Fanaroff, MD, MHS, is an accomplished interventional cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Cardiology at the University of Pennsylvania. His extensive medical education includes completion of medical school, an internal medicine residency, a cardiology fellowship, and an interventional cardiology fellowship, all at Duke University. Dr. Fanaroff furthered his expertise by obtaining 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.

Dedicated to advancing cardiovascular care, Dr. Fanaroff's research endeavors focus on identifying and addressing inefficiencies, variations, and barriers in cardiovascular care delivery. He actively develops solutions to enhance patient and clinician behavior, implementing and testing these interventions through pragmatic clinical trials. His specific interests lie in promoting physical activity among patients with cardiovascular disease, improving the quality of care, and reducing disparities in peripheral artery disease care. Additionally, Dr. Fanaroff delves into characterizing the evidence base and clinical trial environment in cardiology, aiming to identify optimal antithrombotic therapy for individuals who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention or experienced myocardial infarction. His research is generously funded by reputable institutions such as the American Heart Association and the National Institute of Health.

In recognition of his impactful work, Dr. Fanaroff was awarded the inaugural SCAI-Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Early Career Research Grant in 2022. This grant supports his project titled "Racial and Socio-Economic Disparities in the Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Artery Disease and Critical Limb Ischemia," highlighting his commitment to addressing healthcare disparities and advancing knowledge in the field of cardiology.