Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile


Nicholas J. Ruggiero, II, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI, FSVM, FCPP

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Director, Structural Heart Disease and Non-Coronary Interventions
Director, Jefferson Heart Institute Vascular Laboratory
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship

Cardiology - Interventional Cardiology

Make An Appointment

Click to call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (800-533-3669) or

Office Locations

Gibbon Bldg., Ste 6210
111 S. 11th Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-5050
Fax: (215) 503-5874

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

SCAI Gregory Braden Interventional Cardiology Fellow of the Year Recipient 2010


Dr. Ruggiero's subspecialties include: Valvular Heart Disease, Structural Heart Disease and Interventions and Vascular Medicine and Interventions.

Personal Statement

Dr. Ruggiero's expertise includes Valvular Heart Disease (valvuloplasty and percutaneous valve implantation), Structural Heart Disease and Interventions (ASD, PFO and left atrial appendage closure) Vascular Medicine and Interventions (including carotid artery stenting and complex peripheral interventions) complex coronary interventions and clinical research.


  • Jefferson Medical College, Medical School


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • 1199
  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Devon
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • First Health Network
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Inter-County Health Plan
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone First/Connect
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Litigation
  • Medallion of New Jersey
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • Mutual Omaha Preferred
  • Oxford of PA
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • Postal Workers/Mailhandlers
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Qualcare
  • Teamsters Ins
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan
  • s Comp

Recent Publications

Unrecognized coronary vasospasm in patients referred for percutaneous coronary intervention: Intracoronary nitroglycerin, the forgotten stepchild of cardiovascular guidelines

Ventricular Perforation During Open Surgical Balloon Expandable Mitral Valve Replacement: A Case Report

Non-Invasive Intra-cardiac Pressure Measurements Using Subharmonic-Aided Pressure Estimation: Proof of Concept in Humans

Automated and Manual Measurements of the Aortic Annulus with ECG-Gated Cardiac CT Angiography Prior to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Comparison with 3D-Transesophageal Echocardiography

Importance of adjunct delivery techniques to optimize deployment success of distal protection filters during vein graft intervention

PFO and cryptogenic stroke: Do we finally have closure?

An update on management of the patient presenting with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes

Frequency of use of statins and aspirin in patients with previous coronary artery bypass grafting

Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock: An Algorithm-Based Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program Can Improve Clinical Outcomes

A call to arms: Radial artery access for percutaneous coronary intervention

Carotid artery stenting for recurrent carotid artery restenosis after previous ipsilateral carotid artery endarterectomy or stenting: A report from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry

Renal denervation revisited: Complexity following symplicity

"very" very late stent thrombosis: Acute myocardial infarction from drug-eluting stent thrombosis more than 5 years after implantation

Outcomes of carotid endarterectomy in the elderly: Report from the national cardiovascular data registry

Saphenous vein graft disease: Review of pathophysiology, prevention, and treatment

Revascularization in renal artery stenosis

Carotid and vertebral intervention

Endovascular management of acute limb ischemia

Modern antiplatelet agents in coronary artery disease.

Carotid stent fracture and restenosis management