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Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Whellan, David

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David J. Whellan, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA

Contact Dr. Whellan

925 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-2636
(215) 503-7420 fax

Medical School

MD, Washington University School of Medicine
Master Health Science in Clinical Research, Duke University


Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (HUP)


Clinical Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center

Board Certification

Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Expertise & Research Interests

Dr. Whellan is the Co-Principal Investigator of the HF-ACTION study, a NIH grant for research in heart failure and exercise training. In addition, he has served as the national PI for the PARTNERS HF study and currently sits on the steering committee for the ASCEND and TRACER-ACS trials.

He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, abstracts, and book chapters on cardiomyopathy; and is an associate editor for American Heart Journal.



Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Erratum: Corrigendum to exercise training for chronic heart failure (ExTraMATCH II): Protocol for an individual participant data meta-analysis (Int J Cardiol. (2014) 174:3 (683-687) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.04.203)
  2. Exercise training and pacing status in patients with heart failure: Results from HF-ACTION
  3. Evaluation of the incremental prognostic utility of increasingly complex testing in chronic heart failure
  4. Prognostic Significance of Depression in Blacks with Heart Failure: Insights from Heart Failure: A Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise Training
  5. Incremental and independent value of cardiopulmonary exercise test measures and the Seattle Heart Failure Model for prediction of risk in patients with heart failure
  6. Team-Based Care for Managing Cardiac Comorbidities in Heart Failure
  7. Heart Failure in Non-Caucasians, Women, and Older Adults: A White Paper on Special Populations from the Heart Failure Society of America Guideline Committee
  8. Photoplethysmographic Signal to Screen Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients: Feasibility of a Prospective Clinical Pathway
  9. Authorship in a multicenter clinical trial: The heart failure - A controlled trial investigating outcomes of exercise training (HF-ACTION) authorship and publication (HAP) scoring system results
  10. Stratifying patients at the risk of heart failure hospitalization using existing device diagnostic thresholds
  11. Exercise training as therapy for heart failure current status and future directions
  12. Advanced (stage D) heart failure: A statement from the heart failure society of america guidelines committee
  13. Safety and efficacy of aerobic training in patients with cancer who have heart failure: An analysis of the HF-ACTION randomized trial
  14. Exercise training for chronic heart failure (ExTraMATCH II): Protocol for an individual participant data meta-analysis
  15. Vorapaxar in acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery: Subgroup analysis from the TRACER trial (Thrombin Receptor Antagonist for Clinical Event Reduction in Acute Coronary Syndrome)
  16. Conceptual model for heart failure disease management
  17. Rationale and Design of theGUIDE-ITStudy. Guiding Evidence Based Therapy UsingBiomarker Intensified Treatment inHeart Failure
  18. The effects of exercise on cardiovascular biomarkers in patients with chronic heart failure
  19. End-of-life care in patients with heart failure
  20. Are there negative responders to exercise training among heart failure patients?