Robert L. Wilensky is Professor of Medicine and Director of Interventional Cardiology Research at the University of Pennsylvania. He divides his time between the cardiac catheterization laboratories and the translational animal laboratory. His research interests include acute coronary syndromes, diabetic vasculopathy, and diagnosis and treatment of vulnerable coronary lesions.
Dr. Wilensky received his MD degree with distinction from the University of Amsterdam. His internship and residency in Internal Medicine was obtained at the Georgetown University Medical Center/VAMC in Washington, DC. His fellowship in Cardiology was at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University, where he was Chief Fellow and later Assistant Professor of Medicine He joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1996.
Dr. Wilensky has been an active organizer of and participant in many international cardiology symposia, including the Vulnerable Plaque Summits at the Cardiovascular Revascularization Therapies (CRT) meetings, and the Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT) Meetings. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He is the author or co-author of over 165 papers and has 3 US patents.