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Richard N. Fogoros, MD

Dr. Richard N. Fogoros, “Dr. Rich,” is a former professor of medicine, and a longtime practitioner, researcher and author in the fields of cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology.


Along with being the heart disease Expert for About.com, Dr. Fogoros has practiced and taught clinical cardiology, directing cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pittsburgh, and then at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He currently works as a consultant with biomedical companies in the areas of research and development, patient safety, and regulatory issues.


Dr. Fogoros received his bachelor's degree from Duke University, and his doctorate in medicine from Ohio State University. He did postgraduate medical training at the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford University, and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Electrophysiology.

From Richard N. Fogoros:

"The best health insurance is a good understanding of your medical conditions and the options available to you. The aim of the About.com health sites is to help you find what you need to know to prevent, detect and treat the most common medical conditions, and to empower you to become a well-informed and active partner (instead of a passive ‘recipient’ of health care) in managing your own health."

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