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Craig R. Narins, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-6161

Fax: (585) 242-9663

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cardiology, Surgery


Dr. Narins is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and holds joint appointments in Vascular Surgery and Imaging Sciences. His subspecialty interests include interventional cardiology, peripheral vascular disease, valvular heart disease and echocardiography. He performs coronary artery angioplasty and stenting as well as catheter-based treatment of peripheral vascular and carotid artery disease. He is a member of the URMC multidisciplinary Transcatheter Aortic Valve Intervention (TAVI) team that performs less invasive aortic valve replacement. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

Professional Background

Dr. Narins received his medical degree from SUNY Buffalo. He completed his internal medicine residency at Duke University, his cardiology fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center and his interventional cardiology fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic. He joined the faculty in 2001 and holds secondary appointments in the Department of Imaging Sciences and the Division of Vascular Surgery.




    MD | SUNY State University of New York-Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (USA)

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/1996 - 06/30/1998
    Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    07/01/1993 - 06/30/1996
    Fellowship in Cardiology at University of Rochester Medical Center

    07/01/1991 - 06/30/1993
    Residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center

    07/01/1990 - 06/30/1991
    Internship in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center

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    Teaching Award, URMC Interventional Cardiology. 2006 & 2010

    Patient and Family-Centered Care Award, URMC. 2011 & 2012


    Journal Articles

    Narins CR, Aktas MK, Chen AY, McNitt S, Ling FS, Younis A, Zareba W, Daubert JP, Huang DT, Rosero S, Kutyifa V, Goldenberg I. "Arrhythmic and Mortality Outcomes Among Ischemic Versus Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy Patients Receiving Primary Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy." JACC. Clinical electrophysiology.. 2021 Aug 18; Epub 2021 Aug 18.

    Morris JH, Lee JA, McNitt S, Goldenberg I, Narins CR. "Variability of Activated Clotting Time by Site of Sample Draw During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Prospective Single-Center Study." Angiology.. 2021 Feb 4; :3319721992237. Epub 2021 Feb 04.

    Simon BV, Gu Y, Wyrobek JA, Narins CR, Prasad SM. "Direct right ventricular Impella LD implantation enables postoperative ambulation and may avoid sternal re-entry." Journal of cardiac surgery.. 2020 May 12; Epub 2020 May 12.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Restenosis and Percutaneous Options
    Book Title: 1001 Questions: An Interventional Cardiology Board Review
    Author List: Narins CR
    Edited By: D Mukherjee, L Cho, and DJ Moliterno
    Published By: Lippincott-Williams and Wilkins 2012

    Chapter Title: Preoperative Coronary Intervention
    Book Title: Textbook of Interventional Cardiology, 6th edition
    Author List: Narins CR
    Edited By: EJ Topol and PS Teirstein
    Published By: Elsevier 2012

    Chapter Title: Vascular Diseases
    Book Title: Peripheral and Aorta, in Manual of Outpatient Cardiology
    Author List: Narins CR, Pacos J, Hirokawa T.
    Edited By: J Bisognano, R Beck, R Connell
    Published By: Springer 2012