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Attending Physician
Director of Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories

Cardiovascular Center for Clinical Research
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822 
Phone: 570-214-1991
Fax: 570-214-1480

James Blankenship, MD

Research Interests

  • Coronary Stent Clinical Trials
  • Cardiovascular Quality Improvement and Best Practices
  • Patient-centered Outcomes

Recent Publications

  • Gigliotti OS, Babb JD, Dieter RS, Feldman DN, Marmagkiolis K, Moore P, Sorajja P, Blankenship JC. (2015 Feb). Optimal use of left ventriculography at the time of cardiac catheterization: a consensus statement from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Cathet Cardiovasc Interv , 85(2), 181-91. Full Text
  • Fihn SD, Blankenship JC, Alexander KP, Bittl JA, Byrne JG, Fletcher BJ, Fonarow GC, Lange RA, Levine GN, Maddox TM, Naidu SS, Ohman EM, Smith PK. (2014). 2014 ACC/AHA/AATS/PCNA/SCAI/STS Focused update of the Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol , 64(18), 1929-1949. Full Text
  • Dehmer GJ, Blankenship JC, Cilingiroglu M, Dwyer JG, Feldman DN, Gardner TJ, Grines CL, Singh M. (2014, Aug). SCAI/ACCF/AHA expert consensus document update on percutaneous coronary intervention without on-site surgical backup. Cathet Cardiovasc Interv , 84(2):169-187. Full Text
  • Blankenship JC, Rosenfield K, Jennings HS. (2014, Dec). Privileging and Credentialing for Interventional Cardiology Procedures. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. , Epub ahead of print. Full Text
  • Ferrari VA, Whitman B, Blankenship JC, Budoff MJ, Costa M, Weissman NJ, Cerqueira MD. (2014, Mar). Cardiovascular imaging payment and reimbursement systems. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging , 7(3), 324-332. Full Text


MSc in Health Care Management, Harvard School of Public Health, 
MD, Cornell University Medical College, 1976-1980