Anna Bortnick, MD, PhD
- Practice Specialty
- Cardiology (Heart), Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology (Heart)
- Medical Education
- Drexel University College of Medicine
- Brigham & Women's Hosp. Boston
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Main Location
- Administrative Title
- Associate Director, Structural and Valvular Heart Disease
- Clinical Focus
- Cardiac catheterization, hemodynamics, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic and mitral balloon valvuloplasty, atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure, intracardiac echocardiography, alcohol septal ablation, pericardiocentesis, endomyocardial biopsy of native and transplanted hearts, paravalvular leak closure, pulmonary vein stenosis, left ventricular pseudoaneurysm closure
- Research Focus
- index of microvascular resistance in microvascular dysfunction, biomarkers and genetics of calcific aortic stenosis, quality issues in TAVR, intravenous infusion of biologics for the treatment of atherosclerosis
- Percutaneous closure of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after Sapien XT transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Bortnick AE, Gordon E, Gutsche J, Anwaruddin S, Szeto WY, Desai N, Vallahabjoyula P, Bavaria JE, Herrmann HC. JACC Interventions, in press.
- Procedural and clinical outcomes of the valve-in-valve technique for severe aortic insufficiency after balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Giri J, Bortnick AE, Wallen T, Walsh E, Bannan A, Desai N, Szeto WY, Bavaria J, Herrmann HC. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012 Jul 1;80(1):139-47.
- Support of the failing left ventricle: extracorporeal life support plus blade and balloon atrioseptostomy as an alternative option. Bortnick AE. J Interv Cardiol. 2012 Feb;25(1):68-70.
- Bortnick AE, Silvestry F, Herrmann HC. “Intracardiac Echocardiography” in Percutaneous Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine: the PCR-EAPCI Textbook, Europa Edition, Paris, 2012.
Anna E. Bortnick, MD, is Associate Director, Structural and Valvular Heart Disease, Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship and Co-Founder and
Co-Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine-Cardiology Joint Program at Montefiore. She is also Assistant Professor of Medicine at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Bortnick specializes in interventional procedures for high risk patients.
In 1997, Dr. Bortnick received her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and molecular biology at Chestnut Hill College. She then attended Drexel University College of Medicine from 1997 to 2005, where she received her Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy. In 2005, she received the Rubin Award from Drexel University for academic and clinical medicine. Following this, Dr. Bortnick received her Master in Clinical Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2018. She began her postgraduate training in 2005 with a year-long internship in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 2008, she completed a residency in internal medicine at the same institute. From 2008 to 2012, Dr. Bortnick trained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, completing fellowships in general cardiology and interventional cardiology. Upon completion, she continued her training in 2015 at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine with a fellowship in the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program.
Her research focuses on cardiac aging, including biomarkers and genetics of cardiac calcification. Dr. Bortnick’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, articles, books and she has presented her work nationally.
Dr. Bortnick is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.