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Anthony A. Bavry, MD

Anthony A. Bavry, MDAnthony A. Bavry, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine


TEL: (352) 265-0820
CLINIC FAX: (352) 627-4293
ADMIN: (352) 273-9076




BS University of Florida Zoology
MD University of Florida Medicine
Residency University of Arizona Internal Medicine
Chief Residency University of Arizona Internal Medicine
MPH Harvard University Quantitative Methods
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Medicine
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic Interventional Cardiology

Academic/Research Interests:

  • Clinical and outcomes research (meta-analysis, epidemiology/prognosis, quality/safety) and stem cell research relating to coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndromes, peripheral arterial disease, valvular heart disease, and structural heart disease; also clinical trials focusing on clinical comparative effectiveness.

Clinical Interests:

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Peripheral Artery Disease – legs
  • Structural Heart Disease


  • Bavry AA, Elgendy IY, Mahmoud A, Jadhav MP, Huo T. Critical appraisal of bivalirudin versus heparin for percutaneous coronary intervention: A meta-analysis of randomized trials. PloS One. 2015; 10(5):e0127832.
  • Elgendy IY, Mahmoud A, Huo T, Beaver TM, Bavry AA. Meta-analysis of 12 trials evaluating the effects of statins on decreasing atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting. Am J Cardiol. 2015; 115(11):1523-8.
  • Denardo SJ, Gong Y, Cooper-DeHoff RM, Farsang C, Keltai M, Szirmai L, Messerli FH, Bavry AA, Handberg EM, Mancia G, Pepine CJ. Effects of verapamil SR and atenolol on 24-hour blood pressure and heart rate in hypertension patients with coronary artery disease: an international verapamil SR-trandolapril ambulatory monitoring substudy. PloS One. 2015; 10(4):e0122726.
  • Elgendy IY, Huo T, Mahmoud A, Bavry AA. Complete versus culprit-only revascularization in patients with multi-vessel disease undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention: A meta-analysis of randomized trials. Int J Cardiol. 2015; 186:98-103.
  • Bavry AA, Gong Y, Handberg EM, Cooper-DeHoff RM, Pepine CJ. Impact of aspirin according to type of stable coronary artery disease: insights from a large international cohort. Am J Med. 2015; 128(2):137-43.
  • Elgendy IY, Huo T, Chik V, Pepine CJ, Bavry AA. Efficacy and safety of angiotensin receptor blockers in older patients: a meta-analysis of randomized trials. Am J Hypertens. 2015; 28(5):576-85.
  • Bavry AA, Limacher MC. Prevention of cardiovascular disease in women. Semin Reprod Med. 2014; 32(6):447-53.
  • Bavry AA, Kapadia SR, Bhatt DL, Kumbhani DJ. Renal artery revascularization: updated meta-analysis with the CORAL trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2014; 174(11):1849-51.
  • Schmalfuss CM, Woodard PK, Gitter MJ, Jadhav MP, Bellinger RL, Rose SC, Bavry AA. Incidence of acute kidney injury after intravenous administration of iodixanol for computed tomographic angiography. Int J Cardiol. 2014; 177(3):1129-30.
  • Bavry AA, Elgendy IY, Petersen JW. Outcomes associated with fractional flow-guided revascularization: a meta-analysis. Clin Cardiol. 2014; 37(10):610-7.
  • Bavry AA, Thomas F, Allison M, Johnson KC, Howard BV, Hlatky M, Manson JE, Limacher MC. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cardiovascular outcomes in women: results from the women’s health initiative. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014; 7(4):603-10.
  • Shimbo D, Wang L, Lamonte MJ, Allison M, Wellenius GA, Bavry AA, Martin LW, Aragaki A, Newman JD, Swica Y, Rossouw JE, Manson JE, Wassertheil-Smoller S. The effect of hormone therapy on mean blood pressure and visit-to-visit blood pressure variability in postmenopausal women: results from the Women’s Health Initiative randomized controlled trials. J Hypertens. 2014; 32(10):2071-81; discussion 2081.
  • Khalili H, Patel VG, Mayo HG, de Lemos JA, Brilakis ES, Banerjee S, Bavry AA, Bhatt DL, Kumbhani DJ. Surrogate and clinical outcomes following ischemic postconditioning during primary percutaneous coronary intervention of ST–segment elevation myocardial infarction: a meta-analysis of 15 randomized trials. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014; 84(6):978-86.
  • Bavry AA, Handberg EM, Huo T, Lerman A, Quyyumi AA, Shufelt C, Sharaf B, Merz CN, Cooper-DeHoff RM, Sopko G, Pepine CJ. Aldosterone inhibition and coronary endothelial function in women without obstructive coronary artery disease: an ancillary study of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-sponsored Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation. Am Heart J. 2014; 167(6):826-32.
  • Kumbhani DJ, Bavry AA, Desai MY, Bangalore S, Byrne RA, Jneid H, Bhatt DL. Aspiration thrombectomy in patients undergoing primary angioplasty: totality of data to 2013. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014; 84(6):973-7.
  • Elgendy IY, Conti CR, Bavry AA. Fractional flow reserve: an updated review. Clin Cardiol. 2014; 37(6):371-80.
  • Kumbhani DJ, Bavry AA, Desai MY, Bangalore S, Bhatt DL. Reply: aspiration thrombectomy: an easily forgiven “latecomer”. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014; 63(19):2053.
  • Park K, Bavry AA. Risk of stroke associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2014; 10:25-32.
  • Hlatky MA, Ray RM, Burwen DR, Margolis KL, Johnson KC, Kucharska-Newton A, Manson JE, Robinson JG, Safford MM, Allison M, Assimes TL, Bavry AA, Berger J, Cooper-DeHoff RM, Heckbert SR, Li W, Liu S, Martin LW, Perez MV, Tindle HA, Winkelmayer WC, Stefanick ML. Use of Medicare data to identify coronary heart disease outcomes in the Women’s Health Initiative. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014; 7(1):157-62.
  • Smith SM, Gong Y, Handberg E, Messerli FH, Bakris GL, Ahmed A, Bavry AA, Pepine CJ, Cooper-Dehoff RM. Predictors and outcomes of resistant hypertension among patients with coronary artery disease and hypertension. J Hypertens. 2014; 32(3):635-43.
  • Bavry AA, Kumbhani DJ, Gong Y, Handberg EM, Cooper-Dehoff RM, Pepine CJ. Simple integer risk score to determine prognosis of patients with hypertension and chronic stable coronary artery disease. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013; 2(4):e000205.
  • Kumbhani DJ, Bavry AA, Desai MY, Bangalore S, Bhatt DL. Role of aspiration and mechanical thrombectomy in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing primary angioplasty: an updated meta-analysis of randomized trials. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013; 62(16):1409-18.
  • Park K, Bavry AA. Aspirin: its risks, benefits, and optimal use in preventing cardiovascular events. Cleve Clinic J Med. 2013; 80(5):318-26.
  • Coghill AE, Phipps AI, Bavry AA, Wactawski-Wende J, Lane DS, LaCroix A, Newcomb PA. The association between NSAID use and colorectal cancer mortality: results from the Women’s Health Initiative. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012; 21(11):1966-73.
  • Zhang ZM, Rautaharju PM, Soliman EZ, Manson JE, Cain ME, Martin LW, Bavry AA, Mehta L, Vitolins M, Prineas RJ. Mortality risk associated with bundle branch blocks and related repolarization abnormalities (from the Women’s Health Initiative [WHI]). Am J Cardiol. 2012; 110(10):1489-95.
  • Bavry AA, Pepine CJ. Treatment of hypertension: lower is better, or is it? Hypertension. 2012; 60(2):281-2.
  • Shimbo D, Newman JD, Aragaki AK, LaMonte MJ, Bavry AA, Allison M, Manson JE, Wassertheil-Smoller S. Association between annual visit-to-visit blood pressure variability and stroke in postmenopausal women: data from the Women’s Health Initiative. Hypertension. 2012; 60(3):625-30.
  • Conti CR, Bavry AA, Petersen JW. Silent ischemia: clinical relevance. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012; 59(5):435-41.
  • Kumbhani DJ, Shishehbor MH, Willis JM, Karim S, Singh D, Bavry AA, Zishiri E, Ellis SG, Menon V. Influence of gender on long-term mortality in patients presenting with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. Am J Cardiol. 2012; 109(8):1087-91.
  • Winchester DE, Brearley WD, Wen X, Park KE, Bavry AA. Efficacy and safety of unfractionated heparin plus glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors during revascularization for an acute coronary syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized trials performed with stents and thienopyridines. Clin Cardiol. 2012; 35(2):93-100.
  • Bavry AA. High-dose statin before percutaneous coronary intervention lowers risk of periprocedural myocardial infarction and 30-day major cardiac adverse events. Evid Based Med. 2012; 17(1):13-4.
  • Bavry AA, Khaliq A, Gong Y, Handberg EM, Cooper-Dehoff RM, Pepine CJ. Harmful effects of NSAIDs among patients with hypertension and coronary artery disease. Am J Med. 2011; 124(7):614-20.
  • Bavry AA. Paving the coronaries with stents: okay in acute coronary syndromes? Clin Cardiol. 2011; 34(3):141-2.
  • Kumbhani DJ, Bavry AA, Harvey JE, de Souza R, Scarpioni R, Bhatt DL, Kapadia SR. Clinical outcomes after percutaneous revascularization versus medical management in patients with significant renal artery stenosis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am Heart J. 2011; 161(3):622-630.e1.
  • Winchester DE, Wen X, Brearley WD, Park KE, Anderson RD, Bavry AA. Efficacy and safety of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors during elective coronary revascularization: a meta-analysis of randomized trials performed in the era of stents and thienopyridines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011; 57(10):1190-9.
  • Khuddus MA, Pepine CJ, Handberg EM, Bairey Merz CN, Sopko G, Bavry AA, Denardo SJ, McGorray SP, Smith KM, Sharaf BL, Nicholls SJ, Nissen SE, Anderson RD. An intravascular ultrasound analysis in women experiencing chest pain in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease: a substudy from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-Sponsored Women’s Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE). J Interv Cardiol. 2010; 23(6):511-9.
  • Bangalore S, Kumar S, Wetterslev J, Bavry AA, Gluud C, Cutlip DE, Bhatt DL. Carotid artery stenting vs carotid endarterectomy: meta-analysis and diversity-adjusted trial sequential analysis of randomized trials. Arch Neurol. 2011; 68(2):172-84.
  • Winchester DE, Wen X, Xie L, Bavry AA. Evidence of pre-procedural statin therapy a meta-analysis of randomized trials. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010; 56(14):1099-109.
  • Winchester DE, Bavry AA. Limitations of the MEDLINE database in constructing meta-analyses. Ann Intern Med. 2010; 153(5):347-8.
  • Denardo SJ, Gong Y, Nichols WW, Messerli FH, Bavry AA, Cooper-Dehoff RM, Handberg EM, Champion A, Pepine CJ. Blood pressure and outcomes in very old hypertensive coronary artery disease patients: an INVEST substudy. Am J Med. 2010; 123(8):719-26.
  • Cooper-DeHoff RM, Gong Y, Handberg EM, Bavry AA, Denardo SJ, Bakris GL, Pepine CJ. Tight blood pressure control and cardiovascular outcomes among hypertensive patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease. JAMA. 2010; 304(1):61-8.
  • Winchester DE, Bavry AA. Acute myocardial infarction during infusion of liposomal doxorubicin for recurrent breast cancer. Breast J. 2010; 16(3):313-4.
  • Sarkees ML, Bavry AA. Non ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome. BMJ Clin Evid. 2010 Nov 15; 2010. pii: 0209.
  • Bavry AA, Anderson RD, Gong Y, Denardo SJ, Cooper-Dehoff RM, Handberg EM, Pepine CJ. Outcomes among hypertensive patients with concomitant peripheral and coronary artery disease: findings from the INternational VErapamil-SR/Trandolapril STudy. Hypertension. 2010; 55(1):48-53.

Additional Publications

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