Richard Fogoros, M.D.  

Medical Practice
Better Health
BA, -, Duke UniversityUndergraduate,
M.D., Medicine, Ohio State UniversityPost Graduate,
Medical Training
University of Pittsburgh - Residency
Stanford University - Fellowship
Board Certification
Internal Medicine
About the Doctor
Richard N. Fogoros, M.D. (DrRich) is a former professor of medicine, and a longtime practitioner, researcher and author in the fields of cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He currently makes his living as a consultant in research and development with biomedical companies, and as a writer.

DrRich practiced and taught clinical cardiology for 20 years, directing cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pittsburgh, and then at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was listed in Best Doctors in America from its inception until he retired from practice. He has authored numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and books.

In addition to guiding the About.com Heart Disease and Cardiology site, DrRich writes The Grand Unification Theory of Healthcare, a website on the American Healthcare system, and The Covert Rationing Blog.

His award-winning book, Fixing American Healthcare - Wonkonians, Gekkonians and the Grand Unification Theory of Healthcare (Publish or Perish DBS, Pittsburgh, 2007) makes the complex American healthcare system completely understandable, and then proposes a uniquely American solution to our growing healthcare crisis.

DrRich received his bachelor's degree from Duke University (1971), and his doctorate in medicine from Ohio State University (1975). He did postgraduate medical training at the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford University, and has received board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Electrophysiology.

Disclosures: Dr. Fogoros is a consultant for About.com
Recent Blog Entries

Aug 29, 2009 - 11 Comments
Something touched a nerve yesterday. I kind of lost my composure when someone tried to defend the insurance industry and responded...
It is quite popular among certain medical bloggers, who count themselves as scientifically sophisticated, to disparage so-called “a...
In what is quickly becoming a bad habit, DrRich once again provides a misleading title. Obviously, there’s plenty of waste and inef...

Jul 13, 2009 - 6 Comments
Even with the soaring popularity of our new President, and the general feelings of goodwill projected toward him by Americans and n...
DrRich has been around long enough to remember the sequence of events that accompanied the collapse of healthcare reform under the ...

Apr 19, 2009 - 55 Comments
DrRich thanks the Cockroach Catcher (http://cockroachcatcher.blogspot.com/2009/03/house-md-95-vs-5.html) (his favorite retired chil...