Dr. Richard William Petrella , MD

Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine

(716) 672-8790

Upmc Hamot Medical Park
12 Center St Ste 4
Fredonia, NY 14063


Richard W. Petrella, MD, FACC, FACP, a staff cardiologist and medical director of Regional Affiliate Hospital Cardiovascular Services at Hamot, has brought a new level of expertise in interventional cardiology to the Hamot Heart Institute. Shortly after arriving from The Cleveland Clinic in 1990, Dr. Petrella performed the first directional coronary atherectomy in the state of Pennsylvania. During the last 10 years, he has pioneered new technological developments at Hamot such as the first coronary stent implantation, peripheral atherectomy and percutaneous transmyocardial laser revascularization. Dr. Petrella has an active interest in peripheral arterial intervention. This includes angioplasty, atherectomy, and stenting of subclavian, renal, illiac and leg arteries. Dr. Petrella was the principle investigator of the Sapphire Carotid Stent Study at Hamot. He, along with nuclear radiology, also pioneered the first and only joint carotid intervention program in the Erie area. This program has performed more carotid stents than any other in the tri state area. Because of this programs success, Dr. Petrella and his group were to participate in the CAPTURE 2 clinical trials. CAPTURE 2 (Carotid ACCULINK/ACCUNET Post Approval Trial to Uncover Rare Events) is a government-sponsored, post-approval study of carotid artery stenting. A key objective of the study is to gather additional and more extensive clinical data to extend Medicare coverage of carotid stenting to a broader group of patients. Dr. Petrella has fostered a close working relationship with regional physicians and patients. Most recently, he performed the first cardiac catheterization at Bradford Regional Medical Centers new catheterization laboratory. Education and research are also interests to Dr. Petrella. He has published articles covering several aspects of infarction and has participated in many local and regional physician educational programs. Dr. Petrella also serves as an adviser to Guidant Corp. Dr. Petrella and his wife, a former cardiac nurse at The Cleveland Clinic and the Hamot Heart Institute, have two children. In his free time, Dr. Petrella enjoys steelhead fishing.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 36 Years

Languages Spoken: English , Russian and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: Drexel University College Of Medicine,Drexel University College Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1983

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • St Mary Medical Center
  • UPMC Hamot Medical Center
  • Bradford Regional Medical Center
  • Kane Community Hospital

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna NYC Community Plan
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
  • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • Empire PPO
  • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • Fidelis Care NY State of Health HBX
  • First Health PPO
  • HealthNow - NYSOH Mrktplace
  • Highmark Alliance Flex Blue
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Shared Cost 1500, a Multi-State Plan
  • Highmark Community Blue Flex EPO
  • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • Highmark Comprehensive Care Blue PPO 1500 MRF
  • Highmark Comprehensive Care Flex Blue PPO 500 MRF
  • Highmark Health Savings Blue PPO 1400 MRF
  • Highmark KeystoneBlue
  • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Highmark Shared Cost Blue PPO 6000 MRF
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Independent Health Encompass HMO
  • Independent Health FlexFit HMO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Preferred PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • Univera Healthcare Preferred Gold - Tier 1 & 2
  • UPMC Partner Network Plans
  • UPMC Premium Network Plans

Dr. Petrella's Office Information

Fax: (716) 667-2879
Website: Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:


Doctor Petrella's Other Office Information

Medicor Associates Inc
120 E 2nd St Ste 200
Erie, PA 16507
(814) 456-8980

Fax:(814) 445-1044
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Tue8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Wed8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Thu8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Fri8:00 AM-4:30 PM