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Department of Medicine

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Binh An Phan, MD
Associate Professor


Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of Washington Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Michigan Doctor of Medicine School of Medicine
University of Washington Residency Internal Medicine
University of Washington Fellowship Cardiology

Awards and Honors

2017   Osler Distinguished Teacher Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2017
2017   Joel Karliner Faculty Teaching Award, UCSF Division of Cardiology, 2017
2017   Floyd C. Rector Jr., Housestaff Teaching Award, UCSF Department of Medicine, 2017
2016   Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching in an Inpatient or Ambulatory Care Setting, UCSF School of Medicine, 2016
2016   Henry F. Chambers Medicine Subspecialist Consultant of the Year Award, San Francisco General Hospital, 2016

Recent Articles (24)

Hippe DS, Phan BAP, Sun J, Isquith DA, O'Brien K, Crouse JR, Anderson T, Huston J, Marcovina SM, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, Zhao XQ. Lp(a) (Lipoprotein(a)) Levels Predict Progression of Carotid Atherosclerosis in Subjects With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease on Intensive Lipid Therapy: An Analysis of the AIM-HIGH (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome With Low HDL/High Triglycerides: Impact on Global Health Outcomes) Carotid Magnetic Resonance Imaging Substudy. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2018 Jan 04.

Phan BAP, Weigel B, Ma Y, Scherzer R, Li D, Hur S, Kalapus SC, Deeks S, Hsue P. Utility of 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Cholesterol Guidelines in HIV-Infected Adults With Carotid Atherosclerosis. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Jul; 10(7).

Phan BAP, Chung P. Galloping Heart. N Engl J Med. 2017 May 25; 376(21):e44.

Zhao XQ, Phan BA, Davis J, Isquith D, Dowdy AA, Boltz S, Neradilek M, Monick EA, Brockenbrough A, Hus-Frechette EE, Albers JJ, Brown BG. Mortality reduction in patients treated with long-term intensive lipid therapy: 25-year follow-up of the Familial Atherosclerosis Treatment Study-Observational Study. J Clin Lipidol. 2016 Sep-Oct; 10(5):1091-7.

Phan BA, Bahrainy S, Gill EA. Epicardial adipose tissue-Truly at the heart of the coronaries? J Clin Lipidol. 2016 May-Jun; 10(3):469-71.

Bergeron N, Phan BA, Ding Y, Fong A, Krauss RM. Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibition: a new therapeutic mechanism for reducing cardiovascular disease risk. Circulation. 2015 Oct 27; 132(17):1648-66.

Danavi JV, Memon SB, Phan BAP. Statin Alternatives: A Review of Over-the-Counter Lipid-Lowering Supplements. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 2015; 21(5):198-209.

Morris PB, Ference BA, Jahangir E, Feldman DN, Ryan JJ, Bahrami H, El-Chami MF, Bhakta S, Winchester DE, Al-Mallah MH, Sanchez Shields M, Deedwania P, Mehta LS, Phan BA, Benowitz NL. Cardiovascular Effects of Exposure to Cigarette Smoke and Electronic Cigarettes: Clinical Perspectives From the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section Leadership Council and Early Career Councils of the American College of Cardiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Sep 22; 66(12):1378-91.

Hirai T, Henry C, Phan BA. Thrombus-in-transit entrapped in a patent foramen ovale and related to underlying antiphospholipid syndrome. Tex Heart Inst J. 2015 Jun; 42(3):296-7.

Phan BA, Moore AB, Davis J, Pollan LJ, Neradilek B, Brown BG, Zhao XQ. Prolonged combination lipid therapy is associated with reduced carotid intima-media thickness: a case-control study of the 20-year Familial Atherosclerosis Treatment - Observational Study (FATS-OS). J Clin Lipidol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 8(5):489-93.

Phan BA, Bittner V. Lipid-lowering therapy in patients 75 years and older: clinical priority or superfluous therapy? Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2014 Sep-Oct; 57(2):187-96.

Phan BA, Toth PP. Dyslipidemia in women: etiology and management. Int J Womens Health. 2014; 6:185-94.

Phan BA, Toth PP. Lipoprotein(a): epidemiology, atherogenic activity, and impact on cardiovascular risk. Clinical Lipidology. 2013; 8(2):195-203.

Phan BA, Toth PP. Is the future of statins aligned with new novel lipid modulation therapies? Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2013 Feb; 15(2):300.

Phan BA, Muñoz L, Shadzi P, Isquith D, Triller M, Brown BG, Zhao XQ. Effects of niacin on glucose levels, coronary stenosis progression, and clinical events in subjects with normal baseline glucose levels (<100 mg/dl): a combined analysis of the Familial Atherosclerosis Treatment Study (FATS), HDL-Atherosclerosis Treatment Study (HATS), Armed Forces Regression Study (AFREGS), and Carotid Plaque Composition by MRI during lipid-lowering (CPC) study. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Feb 01; 111(3):352-5.

Phan BA, Dayspring TD, Toth PP. Ezetimibe therapy: mechanism of action and clinical update. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2012; 8:415-27.

Zhao XQ, Dong L, Hatsukami T, Phan BA, Chu B, Moore A, Lane T, Neradilek MB, Polissar N, Monick D, Lee C, Underhill H, Yuan C. MR imaging of carotid plaque composition during lipid-lowering therapy a prospective assessment of effect and time course. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Sep; 4(9):977-86.

Moore A, Phan BA, Challender C, Williamson J, Marcovina S, Zhao XQ. Effects of adding extended-release niacin and colesevelam to statin therapy on lipid levels in subjects with atherosclerotic disease. J Clin Lipidol. 2007 Dec; 1(6):620-5.

Zhao XQ, Phan BA, Chu B, Bray F, Moore AB, Polissar NL, Dodge JT, Lee CD, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Testing the hypothesis of atherosclerotic plaque lipid depletion during lipid therapy by magnetic resonance imaging: study design of Carotid Plaque Composition Study. Am Heart J. 2007 Aug; 154(2):239-46.

Phan BA, Chu B, Polissar N, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, Zhao XQ. Association of high-density lipoprotein levels and carotid atherosclerotic plaque characteristics by magnetic resonance imaging. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2007 Jun; 23(3):337-42.

Phan BA, Laflamme MA, Stempien-Otero A, Limaye AP, Buckner FS, Levy WC. Confirmation of Chagas' cardiomyopathy following heart transplantation. Heart Vessels. 2006 Sep; 21(5):325-7.

Phan BA, Chu B, Kerwin WS, Xu D, Yuan C, Hatsukami T, Zhao XQ. Effect of contrast enhancement on the measurement of carotid arterial lumen and wall volume using MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Apr; 23(4):481-5.

Chu B, Phan BA, Balu N, Yuan C, Brown BG, Zhao XQ. Reproducibility of carotid atherosclerotic lesion type characterization using high resolution multicontrast weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2006; 8(6):793-9.

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