Dr. Hunter Clay Champion MD Cardiologist

Dr. Hunter Champion is a cardiologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UPMC McKeesport and UPMC Passavant. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 15 years. Dr. Champion accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 15 doctors at UPMC McKeesport and one of 75 at UPMC Passavant who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Cardiologist: General Cardiology, Heart Failure & Transplantation

Clinical Interests: Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, Pulmonary Circulation, Stress Cardiomyopathy, RV failure, Pulmonary Hypertension

Hospital Affiliation

UPMC McKeesport

UPMC Passavant

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
Ranked #27 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Johns Hopkins University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1999 - 2001

Johns Hopkins University
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 2001 - 2004

Tulane University School of Medicine
Class of 1999

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

"Happiness" and stress cardiomyopathy (apical ballooning syndrome/takotsubo syndrome).
Qin, D.,Patel, S. M.,Champion, H. C.

Nox-derived ROS are acutely activated in pressure overload pulmonary hypertension: indications for a seminal role for mitochondrial Nox4.
Frazziano, G.,Al Ghouleh, I.,Baust, J.,Shiva, S.,Champion, H. C.,Pagano, P. J.

Fatty Acid Nitroalkenes Ameliorate Glucose Intolerance and Pulmonary Hypertension in High Fat Diet-Induced Obesity.
Kelley, E. E.,Baust, J.,Bonacci, G.,Golin-Bisello, F.,Devlin, J. E.,St Croix, C. M.,Watkins, S. C.,Gor, S.,Cantu-Medellin, N.,Weidert, E. R.,Frisbee, J. C.,Gladwin, M. T.,Champion, H. C.,Freeman, B. A.,Khoo, N. K.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United - River Valley Neighborhood Health Partnership
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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