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

2016 Selected Publications

Differences in Clinical and Functional Outcomes of Atrial Fibrillation in Women and Men: Two-Year Results From the ORBIT-AF Registry. Piccini JP, Simon DN, Steinberg BA, Thomas L, Allen LA, Fonarow GC, Gersh B, Hylek E, Kowey PR, Reiffel JA, Naccarelli GV, Chan PS, Spertus JA, Peterson ED; Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF) Investigators and Patients. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Jun 1;1(3):282-291. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2016.0529.

The Cardiac Safety Research Consortium enters its second decade: An invitation to participate. Turner JR, Kowey PR, Rodriguez I, Cabell CH, Gintant G, Green CL, Kunz BL, Mortara J, Sager PT, Stockbridge N, Wright TJ, Finkle J, Krucoff MW; Cardiac Safety Research Consortium. Am Heart J. 2016 Jul;177:96-101. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2016.04.009.

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.

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single oral dose of vanoxerine for the conversion of subjects with recent onset atrial fibrillation or flutter to normal sinus rhythm: RESTORE SR. Piccini JP, Pritchett EL, Davison BA, Cotter G, Wiener LE, Koch G, Feld G, Waldo A, van Gelder IC, Camm AJ, Kowey PR, Iwashita J, Dittrich HC. Heart Rhythm. 2016 Apr 19.

Darned If You Do…Darned If You Don't. Hanley CM, Kowey PR. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016 Apr 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Heart Rhythm Monitoring Strategies for Cryptogenic Stroke: 2015 Diagnostics and Monitoring Stroke Focus Group Report. Albers GW, Bernstein RA, Brachmann J, Camm J, Easton JD, Fromm P, Goto S, Granger CB, Hohnloser SH, Hylek E, Jaffer AK, Krieger DW, Passman R, Pines JM, Reed SD, Rothwell PM, Kowey PR. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Mar 15;4(3):e002944.

Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation. Sardar MR, Saeed W, Kowey PR. Heart Fail Clin. 2016 Apr;12(2):205-21.

Status of Antiarrhythmic Drug Development for Atrial Fibrillation: New Drugs and New Molecular Mechanisms. Hanley CM, Robinson VM, Kowey PR. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016 Mar;9(3):e002479.

Smoothing the Bumpy Road to Antiarrhythmic Drug Development. Robinson VM, Kowey PR. Circulation. 2015 Dec 8;132(23):2195-7.

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