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Richard N. Fogoros, M.D.

Richard N. Fogoros, M.D.

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Richard N. Fogoros, M.D. is a former professor of medicine, and a longtime practitioner, researcher and author in the fields of cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He currently makes his living as a consultant in research and development with biomedical companies, and as a writer.


Dr. Fogoros practiced and taught clinical cardiology for 20 years, directing cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pittsburgh, and then at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was listed in Best Doctors in America from its inception until he retired from practice. He has authored numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and books.

In addition to guiding the About.com Heart Disease and Cardiology site, Dr. Fogoros is a member of the About.com Medical Review Board. He also writes The Covert Rationing Blog, a website about the American healthcare system.

His award-winning book, Fixing American Healthcare - Wonkonians, Gekkonians and the Grand Unification Theory of Healthcare (Publish or Perish DBS, Pittsburgh, 2007) makes the complex American healthcare system completely understandable, and then proposes a uniquely American solution to our growing healthcare crisis. His more recent book, Open Wide and Say Moo! The Good Citizen's Guide to Right Thoughts and Right Actions under Obamacare (Publish or Perish DBS, Pittsburgh, 2012), has received heaps of praise and (as you might imagine) scorn.

Dr. Fogoros can be reached by email at: heartdisease@aboutguide.com


Dr. Fogoros received his bachelor's degree from Duke University (1971), and his doctorate in medicine from Ohio State University (1975). He did postgraduate medical training at the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford University, and has received board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Electrophysiology.

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