Richard N. Fogoros, MD

Richard Fogoros
Richard Fogoros

Richard N. Fogoros, MD, 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 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.

Since 1990, his book (Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 5th ed., 2012) has been a standard introductory textbook for trainees in cardiac electrophysiology.  His two controversial books on the American healthcare system -  Fixing American Healthcare - Wonkonians, Gekkonians and the Grand Unification Theory of Healthcare (Publish or Perish DBS, Pittsburgh, 2007), and Open Wide and Say Moo!: The Good Citizens' Guide to Right Thoughts and Right Actions Under Obamacare (Publish or Perish DBS, Pittsburgh, 2012) - have received heaps of praise and (as you might imagine) heaps of scorn.

In addition to writing this Heart Disease site, Dr. Fogoros also writes the Secret Cardiology page on Facebook, where he discusses things your cardiologist would rather not talk about.


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, Clinical Cardiology, and Clinical Electrophysiology.

Richard N. Fogoros, MD

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