Faculty Profile

Dr. Anna Bortnick, M.D.

Anna Bortnick, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Areas of Research: Cardiac aging, calcification, interventional cardiology, cardiology

Professional Interests

Dr. Anna Bortnick earned her medical degree and doctorate in Cardiovascular Biology from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a master's degree in clinical research methods from Yeshiva University through the Clinical Research Training Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She joined the Division of Cardiology from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed fellowships in both interventional and general cardiology with a focus in structural heart disease, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Dr. Bortnick's research has been funded by grants from the American Heart Association, Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program and the Albert Einstein Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Her research is centered on cardiac aging, including biomarkers and genetics of cardiac calcification. She co-founded the Maternal Fetal Medicine-Cardiology Joint Program at Montefiore, which has gained national recognition for treatment of high risk cardiac disease in pregnancy, and served as a member of the Einstein IRB and Course Director for Cardiology Grand Rounds. She is the Program Director for the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program. Dr. Bortnick is ABIM Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine and draws upon her expertise in invasive procedures to provide patients with comprehensive care of cardiac disease. 

Selected Publications

Biomarkers of mineral metabolism and progression of aortic valve and mitral annular calcification: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Bortnick AE, Xu S, Kim RS, Kestenbaum B, Ix JH, Jenny NS, de Boer IH, Michos ED, Thanassoulis G, Siscovick DS, Budoff MJ, Kizer JR.

Atherosclerosis. 2019 Jun;285:79-86. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2019.04.215. Epub 2019 Apr 13.


Addressing maternal mortality: the pregnant cardiac patient.

Wolfe DS, Hameed AB, Taub CC, Zaidi AN, Bortnick AE.

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Feb;220(2):167.e1-167.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.09.035. Epub 2018 Sep 29.


Association of inflammatory, lipid and mineral markers with cardiac calcification in older adults.

Bortnick AE, Bartz TM, Ix JH, Chonchol M, Reiner A, Cushman M, Owens D, Barasch E, Siscovick DS, Gottdiener JS, Kizer JR.

Heart. 2016 Nov 15;102(22):1826-1834. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-309404. Epub 2016 Jul 13.


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