Dr. Donna K. Phelan graduated from UCLA in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and received her Medical Degree in 1998 from Albany Medical College.  She completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Albany Medical Center in 2001 and went on to complete her Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Albany Medical Center in 2005.

Dr. Phelan is board certified from the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.  She is on staff at Albany Medical Center Hospital and St. Peter’s Hospital.

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Specialty Areas of Interest: Non-invasive cardiology, echocardiography
Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease
Medical Degree:  Albany Medical College
Fellowship: Albany Medical Center
Hospital Affiliations:  Albany Medical Center Hospital, St. Peter’s Hospital
Commendations/Awards/Recognitions/Research: Theodore L. Biddle, MD Endowed Prize in Cardiology during Fellowship at Albany Medical Center; multiple publications including in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Doctors say 120 over 80 is an ideal blood pressure, but what happens when those numbers are higher? Dr. Donna Phelan and NewsChannel 13’s Benita Zahn look at the impact high blood pressure can have on your heart, and how to avoid a problem.

Press play to watch a short video featuring Dr. Donna Phelan