- Diastolic Dysfunction
- Heart Failure
- Heart Valve Problems
- Intracardiac Shunts
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Patent Foramen Ovale
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Right Ventricular Dysfunction
Education & Training
- University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, MD
- Stanford University, School of Medicine, Residency/Internship
- Stanford University, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine
- Stanford University, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Pulmonary Hypertension, patent foramen ovale (PFO) occluder placement for dyspnea/hypoxia and cardiac MRI Echocardiography.
4 dimensional cardiac MRI for the assessment of cardiac flow and motion, Non-invasive diagnosis and monitoring of pulmonary hypertension, and PFO occluder placement for the treatment of dyspnea/hypoxia.
2011: Cardiac CT
2006: Cardiovascular Medicine
2005: Nuclear Cardiology
2002: Internal Medicine
Teaching or Professional Positions
No current positions.
Industry Relationships & Collaborations
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Affiliations with the University of Colorado Denver
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
American Society of Echocardiography
Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
Awards & Recognition
2004: Outstanding Clinical Fellow (Stanford Univ. Div. of Cardiovasc. Med.)
2003: Edwin Alderman Award for Clinical Research (Stanford Univ. Div. of Cardiovasc. Med.)
2002: Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr. Award for Research (Stanford Univ. Dept. of Internal Med.)
2002: Charles Dorsey Armstrong Award (Clinical excellence in caring for patients, Stanford Univ. Dept. of Int. Med.)
1999: Department of Medicine Award (Outstanding medical student in internal medicine, Univ. of Chicago Dept. of Med.)
B. Fenster, A. Freeman, H. Weinberger, JK Buckner. Recurrent Transient Mid-Ventricular Ballooning. Int J Card 2010 Nov 26: e1-e2.
B. Fenster, F. Chan, H. Valentine, E Yang, M McConnell, G. Berry, P Yang. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for myocarditis: effective use in medical decision making. Circulation 2006 S2006 Jun 6;113(22):e842-3.
A. Sista, M. O’Connell, T. Hinohara, S. Oomen. B. Fenster, A. Glassford, E. Schwartz, C. Taylor, G. Reaven, P. Tsao. Increased Aortic Stiffness in the Zucker FA/FA Rat. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2008 Oct 295 (4): H1522-H1528.
B. Fenster, M. McConnell. Imaging in Acute Dyspnea. Book chapter for Cardiovascular Imaging: A Handbook For Clinical Practice (European Society of Cardiology) 2005. pp. 153-164.
Chen MC*, Ashley EA*, Deng DX-F, Tsalenko A, Deng A, Tabibiazar R, Ben-Dor A, Fenster B, Yang E, King JY, Fowler M, Robbins B, Johnson F, Bruhn L, McDonagh T, Dargie H, Yakhini Z, Tsao P, Quertermous T. Novel role for the potent endogenous inotrope apelin in human cardiac dysfunction. Circulation 2003 Sep; 108(12):1432-1439.