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William VanDecker, MD


William VanDecker, MD


Director, Nuclear Cardiology

Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program

Professor, Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-9587

FAX: 215-707-3946

Email: william.vandecker@temple.edu


Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology


Educational Background:

BS, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

MD, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

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clinical Interests:

  • General cardiology
  • Cardiovascular imaging as it relates to diagnosis and risk stratification (echo, nuclear, CT, MR)

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board certification(s):

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography

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professional experience:

Director of Nuclear Cardiology, Associate Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging and Program Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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

26071116. Van Decker WA, Health care policy and journal impact. J Nucl Cardiol :()2015 Jun 13

21717275. Van Decker WA, Good health policy: the marriage of reimbursement and professional societies' appropriate use criteria. J Nucl Cardiol 18:5(809-10)2011 Oct

20503120. Cerqueira MD, Allman KC, Ficaro EP, Hansen CL, Nichols KJ, Thompson RC, Van Decker WA, Yakovlevitch M, Recommendations for reducing radiation exposure in myocardial perfusion imaging. J Nucl Cardiol 17:4(709-18)2010 Aug

19118732. Thomas JD, Zoghbi WA, Beller GA, Bonow RO, Budoff MJ, Cerqueira MD, Creager MA, Douglas PS, Fuster V, Garcia MJ, Holmes DR Jr, Manning WJ, Pohost GM, Ryan TJ, Van Decker WA, Wiegers SE, ACCF 2008 Training Statement on Multimodality Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians Task Force on Clinical Competence and Training Developed in Collaboration With the American Society of Echocardiography, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and the Society for Vascular Medicine. J Am Coll Cardiol 53:1(125-46)2009 Jan 6

18674726. Van Decker WA, Villafana T, Basic science curriculums in nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular imaging: evolving and emerging concepts. J Nucl Cardiol 15:4(587-94)2008 Jul-Aug

18599893. Georgakis A, Ener RA, Jin J, Kunapuli S, Fiss D, Leech SH, Wolf NM, Van Decker WA, Risk of thrombogenicity among nonionic radiocontrast agents. J Invasive Cardiol 20:7(349-53)2008 Jul

17476040. Ener RA, Palermo J, O'Murchu B, Burke JA, Wolf NM, Van Decker WA, HIV disease in thrombocardiology. J Invasive Cardiol 19:5(235-9)2007 May

17000914. Parekh A, Jaladi R, Sharma S, Van Decker WA, Ezekowitz MD, Images in cardiovascular medicine. The case of a disappearing left atrial appendage thrombus: direct visualization of left atrial thrombus migration, captured by echocardiography, in a patient with atrial fibrillation, resulting in a stroke. Circulation 114:13(e513-4)2006 Sep 26

16751677. Ener RA, Bruno N, Dadourian D, Wolf N, Van Decker W, Burke J, Styler M, Topolsky D, Alveolar hemorrhage associated with platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitors. J Invasive Cardiol 18:6(254-61)2006 Jun

14752495. Arjomand H, Van Decker W, Fyfe B, Nixon T, Wolf NM, Sokil AB, Right ventricular hemangioma causing right ventricular inflow obstruction and right heart failure. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 17:2(186-8)2004 Feb

12873279. Ener RA, Meglathery SB, Van Decker WA, Gallagher RM, Serotonin syndrome and other serotonergic disorders. Pain Med 4:1(63-74)2003 Mar

7472586. Hansen CL, Heo J, Oliner C, Van Decker W, Iskandrian AS, Prediction of improvement in left ventricular function with iodine-123-IPPA after coronary revascularization. J Nucl Med 36:11(1987-93)1995 Nov

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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