Dali Fan, M.D., Ph.D.

Dali Fan, M.D., Ph.D.


Cardiac Electrophysiology


Cardiovascular Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Health Science Clinical Professor


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Philosophy of Care

I want to understand your needs first before I make suggestions to you.

Clinical Interests

Dali Fan�s research interests include echocardiography guided ablations, echocardiography guide cardiac resynchronization therapy, electrical-mechanical relationship of the left atrium. Clinical application of 2-D echo acoustic marker based tracking and quantification, standardization of digital echo imaging and reporting.


Cardiovascular Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

Cardiovascular Services


M.D., Beijing University School of Medicine, Beijing, 1989

M.D., Peking University Medical Science Center, Beijing, CN 1989

Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1996

M.Sc., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1992

M.D., Peking University Medical Science Center, Beijing, CN 1989


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, 1999


Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, 2002

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass., 2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1999

American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 2002

National Board of Echocardiography, Adult Echocardiography, 2004

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association

American Society of Echocardiography

Chinese American Heart Association (CnAHA)

Honors and Awards

Meritorious Service Award, International society of cardiovascular ultrasound, Chinese Ultrasound Doctor Association, 2011

Select Recent Publications

Sharma G, Singh GD, Smith TW, Fan D, Low RI, Rogers JH. Accuracy and procedural characteristics of the standard needle compared with radiofrequency needle transseptal puncture for structural heart interventions. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2016 May 24; doi: 10.1002/ccd.26608.

Main ML, Fan D, Reddy VY, Holmes DR, Gordon NT, Coggins TR, House JA, Liao L, Rabineau D, Latus GG, Huber KC, Sievert H, Wright RF, Doshi SK, Douglas PS. Assessment of Device-Related Thrombus and Associated Clinical Outcomes With the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device for Embolic Protection in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (from the PROTECT-AF Trial). Am J Cardiol. 2016 Apr 1;117(7):1127-34. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.01.039. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

Wettersten N, Fan D, Hsia HH. Not Simply Sinus Tachycardia. Am J Med. 2015 Sep;128(9):e13-4. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.04.024. Epub 2015 May 23.

Catanzaro JN, Makaryus JN, Makaryus AN, Sison C, Vavasis C, Fan D, Jadonath R. Echocardiographic predictors of ventricular tachycardia. Clin Med Insights Cardiol. 2015 Mar 12;8(Suppl 4):37-42. doi:10.4137/CMC.S18499. eCollection 2014.8 PMID: 25861227

Fan D, Makaryus JN, Wassef B, Suma V, Masry M, Makaryus AN. Exacerbation of pulmonic regurgitation by diastolic tricuspid regurgitation. Echocardiography. 2014 Sep;31(8): E234-9. doi: 10.1111/echo.12673. Epub 2014 Jul 4. PMID: 25041155

Tournoux FB, Alabiad C, Fan D, Chen AA, Chaput M, Heist EK, Mela T, Mansour M, Reddy V, Ruskin JN, Picard MH, Singh JP. Acute hemodynamic response to cardiac resynchronization therapy is predictive of long-term clinical outcome in ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. European Heart Journal, 28(9): 1143-8. 2007


Makaryus AN, Fan D. Dangerous Feather! Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. 2009 May-Jun;3(3):182-3. Epub 2009 Feb 21.

Suma S, Makaryus AN, Rascon M, Doddamani S, Fan D. Isolated Subacute Effusive And Nonconstrictive Epicarditis Masquerading As A Right Atrial Mass. Echocardiography 2009;26(6):732-5. Epub 2009 Mar 10.

Fan D, Makaryus AN, Hamik A, Finn AV, Isselbacher EM. Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction Presenting as Intermittent Acute Aortic Regurgitation. Echocardiography. 2008 Sep;25(8):925-7. Epub 2008 May 13.

Barasch E, Fan D, Chukwu EO, Han J, Passick M, Petillo F, Norales A, Reichek N. Severe isolated aortic stenosis with normal left ventricular systolic function and low transvalvular gradients: pathophysiologic and prognostic insights. J Heart Valve Dis. 2008 Jan;17(1):81-8.