Angiology: Open Access

Angiology: Open Access
Open Access

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Ilia Fishbein

Ilia Fishbein

Ilia Fishbein
Department of Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Dr. Fishbein is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Fishbein received his MD degree from the Saratov University (in Russia) in 1987, and his PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (in Israel) in 2001. Dr. Fishbein completed his post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Levy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2005. He was then appointed a research assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His research interests over the past 5 years have been focused on localized vascular gene delivery and gene therapy of post-angioplasty restenosis. His current work continues exploring the concept of stents as delivery platforms for local vascular gene therapy. He also investigates magnetic field-facilitated targeting of magnetic nanoparticles to magnetizable stents as a novel paradigm of stent reloading with drugs and gene vectors. Additional scientific interests of Dr. Fishbein lie in the areas of genetically modified monocytes as delivery vehicles for atherosclerotic and angioplastied arteries and ROS-related mechanisms of restenosis. Currently Dr. Fishbein is funded by the grants from the NIH and the University of Pennsylvania research funds.

Research Interest

1. Localized vascular gene delivery, Gene therapy of post-angioplasty restenosis
2. Genetically modified monocytes as delivery vehicles for atherosclerotic and angioplastied arteries
3. ROS-related mechanisms of restenosis