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Alfred Bove, MD, PhD


Alfred Bove, MD, PhD


Professor Emeritus, Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-9259

Fax:  215-707-3946

Email: bovea@tuhs.temple.edu



Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology

Cardiovascular Research Center


Educational Background:


BSEE, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 1962


MD, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1966


Internship, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1967


Residency, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1969


Fellowship, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1971


Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1971


PhD (Physiology), Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


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clinical Interests:


  • General cardiology
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplantation
  • Sports medicine
  • Undersea medicine
  • Hyperbaric medicine
  • Telemedicine

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board certificationS:


  • Internal Medicine, 1973
  • Cardiovascular Disease, 1983
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, 1999

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  • American College of Cardiology (President, 2009)
  • American College of Physicians
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (President, 1984)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • American Physiologic Society
  • American Heart Association
  • National Association of Underwater Instructors
  • Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

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  • Diving medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Telemedicine
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplantation
  • Medical informatics

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  • America's Top Cardiologists Award, 2008
  • Edward S. Cooper Humanitarian Award, American Heart Association, SE Pennsylvania Chapter, 2008
  • America's Top Physicians Award, 2004-2007
  • Honored Professor Award, Temple University School of Medicine, 2006
  • Alumnus of the Year Award, Drexel University College of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2005
  • Distinquished Fellowship Award, American Society of Cardiology, 2002
  • Paul Dudley White Award, Association of Military Surgeons, 1998
  • Senior Investigator Award, Southeastern Pennsylvania Affiliate, American Heart Association, 1998

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  • Program Director, Temple University Underwater Medicine (graduate CME), 1973-2008
  • Captain, US Naval Reserve (retired)
  • Head, Medical Department, U.S. Navy Fleet Hospital 15, Al Jabail, Saudi Arabia, January 1991-April 1991
  • Chief of Cardiology, Temple University School of Medicine, 1986-1999, 2005-2008
  • Associate Dean, Practice Plan, Temple University School of Medicine, 1998-2002

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26574567. Rakita V, Homko CJ, Kashem A, Memon N, Bove AA, Factors Influencing Physician Counseling on Cardiovascular Risk. J Prim Care Community Health :()2015 Nov 16

26199337. Jarrett H, Zack CJ, Aggarwal V, Lakhter V, Alkhouli MA, Zhao H, Comerota A, Bove AA, Bashir R, Impact of Institutional Volume on Outcomes of Catheter Directed Thrombolysis in the Treatment of Acute Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis: A 6-Year US Experience (2005-2010). Circulation 132:12(1127-35)2015 Sep 22

26100421. Bove AA, Cardiovascular Concerns in Water Sports. Clin Sports Med 34:3(449-60)2015 Jul

25530906. Raza F, Alkhouli M, Sandhu P, Bhatt R, Bove AA, Elevated Cardiac Troponin in Acute Stroke without Acute Coronary Syndrome Predicts Long-Term Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes. Stroke Res Treat 2014:(621650)2014

25445940. Adir Y, Bove AA, Lung injury related to extreme environments. Eur Respir Rev 23:134(416-26)2014 Dec

25047081. Bashir R, Zack CJ, Zhao H, Comerota AJ, Bove AA, Comparative outcomes of catheter-directed thrombolysis plus anticoagulation vs anticoagulation alone to treat lower-extremity proximal deep vein thrombosis. JAMA Intern Med 174:9(1494-501)2014 Sep

25038264. Alkhouli M, Solaiman AY, Zhao H, Morad A, Escarcega RO, O'Murchu B, Bove AA, Clinical utility of central venous saturation for the calculation of cardiac index in cardiac patients. J Card Fail 20:10(716-22)2014 Oct

24890526. Patel C, Mathur M, Escarcega RO, Bove AA, Carcinoid heart disease: current understanding and future directions. Am Heart J 167:6(789-95)2014 Jun

24869752. Bove AA, Diving medicine. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189:12(1479-86)2014 Jun 15

24798779. Escárcega RO, Franco JJ, Mani BC, Vyas A, Tedaldi EM, Bove AA, Cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic human immunodeficiency virus infection. Int J Cardiol 175:1(1-7)2014 Jul 15

24630882. Bove AA, The PFO gets blamed again…perhaps this time it is real. JACC Cardiovasc Interv 7:4(409-10)2014 Apr

24530682. Lawless CE, Olshansky B, Washington RL, Baggish AL, Daniels CJ, Lawrence SM, Sullivan RM, Kovacs RJ, Bove AA, Sports and exercise cardiology in the United States: cardiovascular specialists as members of the athlete healthcare team. J Am Coll Cardiol 63:15(1461-72)2014 Apr 22

24012032. Hamburger RF, Burt FX, Panidis IP, Bove AA, Echocardiographic predictors of mitral regurgitation in high school and collegiate competitive athletes. Am J Cardiol 112:10(1652-6)2013 Nov 15

23666439. Kothapalli P, Bove AA, Santamore WP, Homko C, Kashem A, Factors affecting frequency of patient use of Internet-based telemedicine to manage cardiovascular disease risk. J Telemed Telecare 19:4(205-8)2013 Jun

23537980. Bove AA, Homko CJ, Santamore WP, Kashem M, Kerper M, Elliott DJ, Managing hypertension in urban underserved subjects using telemedicine--a clinical trial. Am Heart J 165:4(615-21)2013 Apr

22512287. Homko CJ, Deeb LC, Rohrbacher K, Mulla W, Mastrogiannis D, Gaughan J, Santamore WP, Bove AA, Impact of a telemedicine system with automated reminders on outcomes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Technol Ther 14:7(624-9)2012 Jul

21877555. Bove AA, The cardiovascular system and diving risk. Undersea Hyperb Med 38:4(261-9)2011 Jul-Aug

21809159. Bove AA, Santamore WP, Homko C, Kashem A, Cross R, McConnell TR, Shirk G, Menapace F, Treatment of patients with intermediate cardiovascular risk: Are clinical measures enough? J Nucl Cardiol 18:6(1021-5)2011 Dec

21495833. Marchetti N, Ciccolella DE, Jacobs MR, Crookshank A, Gaughan JP, Kashem MA, Bove AA, Criner GJ, Hospitalized acute exacerbation of COPD impairs flow and nitroglycerin-mediated peripheral vascular dilation. COPD 8:2(60-5)2011 Apr

21315219. Bove AA, Santamore WP, Homko C, Kashem A, Cross R, McConnell TR, Shirk G, Menapace F, Reducing cardiovascular disease risk in medically underserved urban and rural communities. Am Heart J 161:2(351-9)2011 Feb

20360597. Homko CJ, Zamora L, Santamore WP, Kashem A, McConnell T, Bove AA, Gender differences in cardiovascular risk factors and risk perception among individuals with diabetes. Diabetes Educ 36:3(483-8)2010 May-Jun

18596496. Homko CJ, Santamore WP, Zamora L, Shirk G, Gaughan J, Cross R, Kashem A, Petersen S, Bove AA, Cardiovascular disease knowledge and risk perception among underserved individuals at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. J Cardiovasc Nurs 23:4(332-7)2008 Jul-Aug

18570561. Santamore WP, Homko CJ, Kashem A, McConnell TR, Menapace FJ, Bove AA, Accuracy of blood pressure measurements transmitted through a telemedicine system in underserved populations. Telemed J E Health 14:4(333-8)2008 May

18325458. Kashem A, Droogan MT, Santamore WP, Wald JW, Bove AA, Managing heart failure care using an internet-based telemedicine system. J Card Fail 14:2(121-6)2008 Mar

18192766. Bove AA, Internet-based medical education. Perspect Biol Med 51:1(61-70)2008 Winter

18002801. Santamore WP, Homko CJ, Kashem A, McConnell TR, Bove AA, Using a telemedicine system to decrease cardiovascular disease risk in an underserved population: design, use, and interim results. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2007:(3701-4)2007

17561800. Homko CJ, Santamore WP, Whiteman V, Bower M, Berger P, Geifman-Holtzman O, Bove AA, Use of an internet-based telemedicine system to manage underserved women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Technol Ther 9:3(297-306)2007 Jun

17543243. Kashem A, Cross RC, Santamore WP, Bove AA, Management of heart failure patients using telemedicine communication systems. Curr Cardiol Rep 8:3(171-9)2006 May

16942416. Kashem A, Droogan MT, Santamore WP, Wald JW, Marble JF, Cross RC, Bove AA, Web-based Internet telemedicine management of patients with heart failure. Telemed J E Health 12:4(439-47)2006 Aug

16842525. Leech SH, Lopez-Cepero M, LeFor WM, DiChiara L, Weston M, Furukawa S, Macha M, Singhal A, Wald JW, Nikolaidis LA, McClurken JB, Bove AA, Management of the sensitized cardiac recipient: the use of plasmapheresis and intravenous immunoglobulin. Clin Transplant 20:4(476-84)2006 Jul-Aug

16478414. Masucci MM, Homko C, Santamore WP, Berger P, McConnell TR, Shirk G, Menapace F, Bove AA, Cardiovascular disease prevention for underserved patients using the Internet: bridging the digital divide. Telemed J E Health 12:1(58-65)2006 Feb

16399529. Bove AA, Kashem A, Cross RC, Wald J, Furukawa S, Berman GO, McClurken JB, Eisen HJ, Factors affecting survival after heart transplantation: comparison of pre- and post-1999 listing protocols. J Heart Lung Transplant 25:1(42-7)2006 Jan

9789338. Bove AA, Risk of decompression sickness with patent foramen ovale. Undersea Hyperb Med 25:3(175-8)1998 Fall

20086802. Bove AA, Sherman C, Low-pressure workouts for hypertension. Phys Sportsmed 26:4(54)1998 Apr

20086801. Bove AA, Sherman C, Active control of hypertension. Phys Sportsmed 26:4(45-53)1998 Apr

9302466. Borromeo CN, Ryan JL, Marchetto PA, Peterson R, Bove AA, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for acute ankle sprains. Am J Sports Med 25:5(619-25)1997 Sep-Oct

8996758. Leech SH, Mather PJ, Eisen HJ, Pina IL, Margulies KB, Bove AA, Jeevanandam V, Donor-specific HLA antibodies after transplantation are associated with deterioration in cardiac function. Clin Transplant 10:6 Pt 2(639-45)1996 Dec

9148089. Bove AA, Medical aspects of sport diving. Med Sci Sports Exerc 28:5(591-5)1996 May

8732595. McClurken JB, Todd BA, Mather PJ, Pina I, Bove AA, Addonizio VP, Jeevanandam V, Recipient-donor atrial synchronization benefits acute hemodynamics after orthotopic heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 15:4(368-70)1996 Apr

7642868. Mather PJ, Jeevanandam V, Eisen HJ, Piña IL, Margulies KB, McClurken J, Furakawa S, Bove AA, Functional and morphologic adaptation of undersized donor hearts after heart transplantation. J Am Coll Cardiol 26:3(737-42)1995 Sep

7654727. Rothman SA, Jeevanandam V, Seeber CP, Piña IL, Hsia HH, Bove AA, Miller JM, Electrophysiologic effects of intravenous aminophylline in heart transplant recipients with sinus node dysfunction. J Heart Lung Transplant 14:3(429-35)1995 May-Jun

7955288. Jeevanandam V, Mather P, Furukawa S, Todd B, Regillo T, Bove AA, McClurken J, Addonizio VP, Adult orthotopic heart transplantation using undersized pediatric donor hearts. Technique and postoperative management. Circulation 90:5 Pt 2(II74-7)1994 Nov

7803435. Rothman SA, Hsia HH, Bove AA, Jeevanandam V, Miller JM, Radiofrequency ablation of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in a donor heart after orthotopic heart transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 13:5(905-9)1994 Sep-Oct

8061031. Mather PJ, Hansen CL, Goldman B, Inniss S, Piña I, Norris R, Jeevanandam V, Bove AA, Postpartum multivessel coronary dissection. J Heart Lung Transplant 13:3(533-7)1994 May-Jun

8450720. Brubaker PH, Berry MJ, Brozena SC, Morley DL, Walter JD, Paolone AM, Bove AA, Relationship of lactate and ventilatory thresholds in cardiac transplant patients. Med Sci Sports Exerc 25:2(191-6)1993 Feb

8448792. Natarajan A, Bove AA, Comparison of shortening with timing of wall motion in detecting regional abnormalities of the left ventricle in coronary disease. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn 28:2(106-13)1993 Feb

1525816. Martinelli MJ, Deutsch E, Ferraro A, Bove AA, Comparison of angiographic center and local site analysis of PTCA results in a multicenter angioplasty-restenosis trial. The M Heart Group. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn 27:1(8-13)1992 Sep

2816747. Van Decker W, Panidis IP, Boyle K, Gonzales R, Bove AA, Left ventricular structure and function in professional basketball players. Am J Cardiol 64:16(1072-4)1989 Nov 1

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