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Cardiology

William Van Decker, MD

William Van Decker
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Specialties

Cardiology (General), Cardiovascular Imaging

Distinctions
4.8
82 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
about me
offices
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ratings & reviews
about me
Clinical Interests
  • General cardiology
  • Cardiovascular imaging as it relates to diagnosis and risk stratification
Education
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Training
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification
  • Cardiac Computed Tomography
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology
Memberships
  • American Medical Association Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Philadelphia County Medical Society
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American Heart Association 
  • Fellow, Council on Clinical Cardiology 
  • Fellow, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology 
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Federation for Medical Research
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
  • Delaware Valley Working Group of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
Awards and Honors
  • Marquis Who's Who Among American High School Students
  • Bellarmine Award, Fairfield University (Graduated 2/553)
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta, Fairfield University (AED) Honor Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Georgetown Medical School (AOA) Honor Society
  • Special Service Award, Georgetown Medical School
  • Significant Contribution to the Betterment of School/Class
  • Chief Fellow Responsibilities, Temple Cardiology
  • Physicians Recognition Award (AMA CME Award)
  • Marquis Who's Who in the East, 1995 +
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World, 1996 +
  • Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1996 +
  • Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1997 +
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 1998 +
  • Outstanding Young Americans, 31st Edition, 1998
  • Outstanding Cardiology Teacher of the Year Award
  • Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Cardiology Fellows, 1998-1999
  • Award of Appreciation, Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Cardiology Fellows
  • Nuclear Cardiology Teacher of the Year
  • Award of Appreciation, Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Graduating Cardiology Fellows
  • Guide to Top Doctors, Center for the Study of Services, Checkbook Magazine, Washington, DC, 2002
  • Guide to Top Doctors, Delaware Valley, Checkbook Magazine, 2002
  • Teacher of the Year Award (MCP Campus), Drexel University College of Medicine Cardiovascular Fellows
  • Drexel University Cardiology Fellows Teaching Award
  • Drexel University Cardiovascular Division Service Recognition Award
  • Top Doctors, Cardiovascular DiseasePhiladelphia magazine, 2016-2020
offices

Office Locations

Temple Heart and Vascular Institute

Temple University Hospital

3509 N. Broad Street

Boyer Pavilion, 4th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19140

800-TEMPLE-MED

publications
Digital Bibliography
Publications

Dhond,A.; Kaatz, S.; Sokil, A.; Van Decker, W. Anticoagulation Therapy For Atrial Fibrillation: A Clinical Update. Monograph. Institute For Continuing Healthcare Education. 3/02.

Patel, A ; Fiss,D "Non-Invasive Imaging of the Coronary Arteries: The Beginning of a New Era." Cardiosource April 26 , 2006.

Scally, M; Patel,A. "Cardiac Amyloidosis : Is There a Role For Cardiac MRI." Cardiosource March 29, 2006.

Gryzwacz, F; Wald, J; "CMR Assessment of Post MI Pseudoaneurysm." Cardiosource June 28, 2006.

Kramer, H. "18 Year Old Female With Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Anomalous Coronary Artery." Cardiosource March 2006.

Kramer, H; Patel, A; 19 Year Old Male with Chest Pain and ECG Changes- a CMR case study. Cardiosource Sept. 2005.

Patel, A. "Can CMR Be Used For The Evaluation Of Transplant Arteriopathy." Cardiosource Nov. 2005.

Fiss, D. ; Patel, A.; "Coronary Calcium Score: A Brief Review." Cardiosource Jan. 2006.

Grando-Ting,J, Patel, A.; "Non-invasive Evaluation of Pericardial Effusion, a Cardiac MR and CT Case Report." Cardiosource Oct. 2005.

Grando-Ting, J. , Davidson,A. "Use of CMR In Adult Congenital Heart Disease." Cardiosource. Feb.2006.

Cardiosource CCT/CMR Case of the Month—Van Decker , Editor Cases by Temple Cardiology Fellows with mentoring.

ratings & reviews

82 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about Patient Satisfaction Rating.

OVERALL RATING

4.80 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

4.8
Give easy to understand instruction
4.8
Provider expl in way you understand
4.7
Provider listen carefully to you
4.8
Show respect for what you say
4.9
Spend enough time with you
PATIENT COMMENTS
5.0
June 25, 2020

All perfect.

5.0
May 26, 2020

excellent doctor

5.0
May 2, 2020

this was a phone visit and Dr. Van Decker answered all my questions about the COVID 19 virus and how it relates to my heart condition

5.0
April 13, 2020

Much appreciated phone visit recently due to social distancing and seniors being more sensitive to infection.

5.0
February 5, 2020

Always a pleasant experience to visit. [...] Doctor Vandecker are excellent. So glad to be a Temple.

4.5
October 4, 2019

Over all good service.

5.0
October 2, 2019

Dr. Vandecker is a wonderful doctor. Very professional and a wonderful human being.

5.0
June 18, 2019

Always feel good about the care I am given. Doctor Vandecker is very informative and recommends my needs for further attention. Excellent doctor!

5.0
June 18, 2019

"Very happy" with new cardiologist Dr. Vandecker - he takes TIME to ANSWER any questions and does not rush you out!

5.0
June 3, 2019

Every thing went well the doctor and I got along very well.

5.0
May 30, 2019

Excellent.

5.0
May 21, 2019

I like Dr. Van Decker a lot and have faith in his care for me. I have recommended him to others, and they have taken my advice.

5.0
May 6, 2019

Over all I understood all the advise doctor give. Everyone was friendly, sensitive and took very good car of me.

5.0
April 15, 2019

I'm satisfied for my first visit.

5.0
April 15, 2019

Explanation of my condition were very clear & concise.

5.0
April 15, 2019

Overall - very good.

5.0
April 4, 2019

my experience was good

5.0
April 3, 2019

[...] Dr. Vandecker is GREAT, you can't find better dr.