Faculty Affairs: Faculty Interests Database
David J. Whellan

Cardiology
Mailing Address Contact Information
1015 Chestnut Street
Suite 317
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
United States
Phone: 215-955-2636
Fax: 215-503-7420
djw150@jefferson.edu
Qualifications
MD, Washington University School of Medicine
Residency, University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology, Duke University
Master Health Science in Clinical Research, Duke University
Expertise and Research Interests
Dr. Whellan is a leading researcher in outcomes analysis and clinical trials involving congesetive heart failure patients. He has a longstanding interest in exercise training and disease management interventions for heart failure patients. Dr. Whellan was instrumental in the genesis and successful conduct of the largest trial of exercise training in HF patients, the Heart Failure and A Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise TraiNing (HF-ACTION) Study. He designed and organized the grant submission for the trial and was the co-principal investigator for the coordinating center and co-investigator for the EQOL ancillary study. He has been and continues to be intimately involved in a number of analyses from the study that are relevant to the treatment of heart failure patients. In addition to the HF-ACTION trial, Dr. Whellan has developed a wealth of experience in HF clinical trials. He was the national PI for the PARTNERS-HF study, which investigated the ability of diagnostics from implantable cardiac devices to predict clinical HF events.

Dr. Whellan is the founding Director of the Jefferson Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (JCCCR). JCCCR currently provides site-based research services for various University departments and divisions, including cardiology, infectious disease, rheumatology, pulmonary medicine, nephrology, and surgery. In addition, the Center has developed a regional network of clinical research centers in cardiovascular disease and primary care. The Jefferson Clinical Trial Network participated in both the ASCEND and TRACER multi-center clinical trials for heart failure and acute coronary syndrome patients, respectively. Dr. Whellan represented the network as a member of the Steering Committee for both of these trials.

Dr. Whellan is also the Assistant Dean for Clinical Research for Jefferson Medical College. In this role, he develops clinical research policy and strategic plans for the medical college.Dr. Whellans efforts have resulted in the publication of over 120 manuscripts focused on clinical research, HF therapies and care processes, and exercise training. He has been invited to write a number of book chapters and editorials related to these topics.
Keywords
clinical research, multi-center clinical trial, heart failure, device diagnostics, exercise training, coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Languages
English

Last Updated by Alyssa Coia: Friday, March 23, 2012 11:37:00 AM

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