Cardiology

About Us

The Division of Cardiology educates future leaders in cardiovascular medicine, explores leading-edge research that will redefine the field and provides exceptional care for patients at risk for or with established cardiovascular disease.

Our Division tirelessly pursues a trajectory of excellence. On an annual basis, we rank among the top 10 cardiology and heart surgery programs in the nation. We believe that our scholarship, clinical expertise and education are unparalleled. Scholarship, leadership and excellence with humanity mirror our DNA.”

–Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc

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What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

View individual profiles of our faculty members and learn about their research and clinical specialties.

Preeti Kansal

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

I am interested in clinical research centered on cardiac imaging and valve disease.

Jyothy J Puthumana

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

-Strain imaging in coronary heart disease -Stress echo in valvular heart disease -Patient Prosthesis mismatch. -Advanced heart failure supportive therapies

R Kannan Mutharasan

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

My research focuses on delivering optimal health care to patients with heart failure.

Elizabeth M McNally

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

As a physician and scientist, I am keenly interested in bringing the benefits of research discovery to the practice of medicine. I am a human geneticist and cardiologist. My clinical and research interests are in the genetics of cardiovascular and neuromuscular disorders.

Alexandru B Chicos

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

As the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Chicos has a busy clinical practice with a broad range of clinical and research interests in the field of Heart Rhythm Disorders. His interests include prevention of sudden death; cardiac resynchronization; catheter ablation for complex arrhythmias, including ventricular tachycardia, post-maze atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation; cryoballoon ablation for atrial fibrillation; epicardial ablation of ventricular tachycardia; and screening, diagnosis and prevention of sudden death in patients with car...

Ming Zhao

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

We are interested in the biology of phospholipids in cellular membrane networks. We use advanced molecular probes and imaging techniques to characterize membrane phospholipid dynamics in normal physiology and under pathological conditions. These research efforts lead to new discoveries in the fundamental roles of phospholipid membranes, and the development of diagnostic biomarkers for human diseases.

John T Wilkins

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)/Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)

John T. Wilkins, MD, is a cardiologist at Northwestern Medicine and an assistant professor of Medicine-Cardiology and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. As part of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Dr. Wilkins specializes in cardiovascular disease prevention, family history of heart disease, lipid abnormalities, hypertension management as well as general cardiology. In his research, he studies the epidemiology of numerous factors which may influence the evolution of cardiovascular risk factors from young adulthood to older ages.

Kathleen L Grady

Professor of Surgery (Cardiac Surgery) and Medicine (Cardiology)

Areas of interest include heart failure, heart transplantation, ventricular assist devices, disease management programs, health-related quality of life, psychosocial outcomes, patient adherence with therapeutic regimens, patient decision-making, caregiver burden, health literacy, nutrition, palliative care, and transition from pediatric to adult care.

Jane E Wilcox

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Wilcox is a an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Associate Director of the T1 Center for Cardiovascular Therapeutics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Wilcox is board certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant and Echocardiography. In addition to caring for patients with advanced HF/transplants and mechanical assist devices (including durable LVADs and temporary support devices) on the inpatient service, Dr. Wilcox is the director of the Myocardial Recovery Clinic for patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. She also has expertise in muscular dystr...

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To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, please call 312-NM-HEART (312-664-3278)

Christine De Luca

Christine De Luca

Division Administrator

Cardiology

c-deluca( at )northwestern.edu
312-926-7343

Joan Draves

Administrative Manager

Cardiology

jdraves( at )nm.org
312-695-2458

Charon Gladfelter

Associate Division Administrator

Cardiology

charon.gladfelter( at )northwestern.edu
312-926-3966

Diversity and Inclusion

The department works toward an environment of inclusion and support through the Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council and through several dedicated events and initiatives.

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Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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You can contact Kathleen Praznowski for more information on supporting the Division of Cardiology at 312-503-0762 or kathleen.praznowski@northwestern.edu