Dan Gelfman, MD

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine


Dan Gelfman, MDDaniel Gelfman, MD joined the clinical faculty at Marian University in August of 2014 part-time and became full-time in August of 2015 as an associate professor at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His main responsibilities are linked to the Introduction to Clinical Medicine and the Cardiology, Pulmonary, Renal, and Hematology course.

Dr Gelfman earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 1977 and then his medical degree (MD) in 1981 both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He then went on to The Medical College of Virginia (VCU) where he completed his internship and residency in general internal medicine, served as chief medical resident, and then completed a fellowship in invasive cardiology in 1987. He is Board Certified in both internal medicine and cardiology and is a fellow of the American Society of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Echocardiography. Since 1987 he has been a full time practicing cardiologist as well as teaching on a volunteer basis, first at Georgetown University and then at Indiana University, until joining Marian University in 2014. He came to Indiana in 1993 to join the St. Vincent Cardiology team and still practices as a volunteer physician at various free medical clinics in the greater Indianapolis area. He was in private cardiology practice for 29 years. His interests include babysitting his grandchildren, exercising, learning, reading, antique cars, and cooking.

Clinical/Research Interests

Dr. Gelfman's research interest include effective teaching methods and use of diagnostic ultrasound at the bedside. His academic interests include assisting students in learning how to practice compassionate patient oriented medicine and in the process of clinical decision making, as well as cost effective ways to teach diagnostic skills for student physician education utilizing patient simulation.

He has published studies on teaching techniques and motivational methods to improve the implication of guideline based healthcare.

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