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Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center
Co-Director, UCLA Preventative Cardiology Program
Associate Chief, UCLA Division of Cardiology
The Eliot Corday Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science
Office:  Room 247, 200 Medical Plaza
Phone:  (310) 825-8811, (310) 206-9112

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interest

Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, and Quality of Care/Outcomes. Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D. serves as Director of the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center and is Associate Chief of the UCLA Division of Cardiology. His research interests center on heart failure management, cardiomyopathy, preventative cardiology, outcomes, and implementing systems/disease management to improve clinical outcomes. Dr. Fonarow has published over 200 research studies and clinical trials in heart failure management, preventive cardiology, and quality of care. New therapies and management strategies for advanced heart failure and research into the pathophysiology of this disease are conducted at UCLA under his direction. He is the principle investigator for OPTIMIZE-HF, IMPROVE-HF, and ADHERE. The UCLA Clinical Practice Guidelines for heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, and atherosclerosis prevention and treatment where authored by Dr. Fonarow. He has also developed and successfully implemented a comprehensive atherosclerosis treatment program at the UCLA Medical Center (Cardiac Hospitalization Atherosclerosis Management Program: CHAMP). He is chair of the steering committee for American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Program.

Representative Publications

Fonarow GC, French W, Malmgren J, Parsons L, Sun H. Utilization of lipid lowering medications at discharge in patients with acute myocardial infarction: Data from the National Registry of Myocardial Infarcation 3. Circulation 2001; 103:38-44.

Fonarow GC, Gawlinski A, Cardin S, Moughrabi S, Tillisch JH. Improved treatment of cardiovascular disease by implementation of a cardiac hospitalization atherosclerosis management program: CHAMP. Am J Cardiol 2001; 87:819-822.

Fonarow GC, Stevenson LW, Walden JA, Livingston NA, Steimle AE, Hamilton MA, Moriguchi JD, Tillisch JH, Woo MA. Impact of a comprehensive heart failure management program on hospital readmission and functional status of patients with advanced heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol 1997;30(3):725-733.

Fonarow GC, Wiener I, Feliciano Z, Knight L, Woo MA, Moriguchi JD, Boyle N, Laks H Improved survival in patients with nonischemic advanced heart failure and syncope treated with an implantable defibrillator. Am J Cardiol, 2000, 85:981-85.

Fonarow GC, Ballantyne CM. In-hospital initiation of lipid lowering therapy for patients with coronary heart disease: the time is now. Circulation 2001; 103:2768-2770.

Horwich TB, MacLellan WR, Fonarow GC. Statin therapy is associated with improved survival in ischemic and non-ischemic heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol 2004;43:642-648.

Fonarow GC, Adams KF Jr, Abraham WT, Yancy CW, Boscardin WJ; ADHERE Scientific Advisory Committee, Study Group, and Investigators. Risk stratification for in-hospital mortality in acutely decompensated heart failure: classification and regression tree analysis. JAMA. 2005;293:572-80.

Fonarow GC, Abraham WT, Albert NM, Stough WG, Gheorghiade M, Greenberg BH, O'Connor CM, Pieper K, Sun JL, Yancy C. Young, JB. Association Between Performance Measures and Clinical Outcomes for Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure. JAMA. 2007;297:61-70.

Fonarow GC, Abraham WT, Albert NM, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Greenberg BH, O'Connor CM, Pieper K, Sun JL, Yancy CW, Young JB; for the OPTIMIZE-HF Investigators and Hospitals. Influence of a Performance-Improvement Initiative on Quality of Care for Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure: Results of the Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure (OPTIMIZE-HF). Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:1493-502.

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