Irving M. Herling, MD

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Practice Philosophy

The role of the Lankenau Heart Group physician is one of both educator and healer, with the focus to treat each individual patient to improve longevity and quality of life. Not every patient needs to be treated in the same way, and our physicians take the patient’s preference into account when tailoring a personalized course of treatment for them. We believe it is key to listen to our patient and their family members to make sure they have a complete understanding of their cardiac illness as well as their treatment options. For the best possible outcome, it is valuable for both the patient and their family to have a voice in the patient’s care and be invested in their treatment plan.

This doctor is employed by Main Line HealthCare, the multispecialty physician network of Main Line Health, including more than 350 community and hospital-based physicians.

Locations and Appointments

Lankenau Heart Pavilion, Mezzanine Level
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
  • Phone: 484.476.1000
  • Fax: 484.476.9000
  • Accessibility: Public Transportation

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About Irving M. Herling, MD

Irving M. Herling, MD, FACC, current director of clinical cardiology at Lankenau Medical Center and Main Line HealthCare, holds the Incumbent Ernest Scheller III Chair in Innovative Cardiology, and has an appointment as clinical associate professor of Medicine at The Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He had been associate professor of medicine and director of the Consultative Cardiology Program at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia from 1984-2012. Dr. Herling had been Director of the Coronary Care Unit and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia from 1979–1984.

Dr. Herling received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His postgraduate training included a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Herling is certified by the American Board of Medicine and holds subspecialty certification in cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and The American Heart Association. He is a member of the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association

Dr. Herling has written articles and abstracts that have appeared in American Journal of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, and Circulation. He has contributed chapters to the books Practical Cardiology, Geriatrics, Burket’s Oral Medicine and Congestive Heart Failure- A Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis and Management. Dr. Herling is a reviewer for Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Annals of Internal Medicine. He has lectured widely on topics including coronary artery disease, the treatment of hyperlipidemia, congestive heart failure and the metabolic syndrome.

Dr. Herling’s honors include being listed in “Top Docs” in the area of noninvasive cardiology in each review by Philadelphia Magazine from 1985–2015 and Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors 2001–2015, Best Doctors in America 2003–2015 and Consumers’ Research Council of America “Guide to America’s Top Physicians 2003–2015, and “ Top Doctor in Main Line Today 2012–2014, and Men’s Health Magazine’s “America’s Top Doctors for Men” in 2007. In 2006 he received the I. S. Ravdin Master Clinician Award from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine for his teaching and clinical expertise.

He is currently practicing clinical cardiology and has developed a program in cardio-oncology encompassing the four hospitals of the Main Line Health system.

  • Years of Experience: 41
  • Language: English
Specialties Accepting New Patients
Cardiovascular Disease Board certified since 1979
Internal Medicine Board certified since 1977
Primary Affiliation
Academic Titles
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
Clinical Titles
  • Director, Clinical Cardiology - Lankenau Medical Center & Main Line HealthCare


Medical school
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

*Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

Awards & Memberships

Current Membership & Activities
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association - Fellow of the Council of Clinical Cardiology
  • Laennec's Society, American Heart Association

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