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.
“For three consecutive years, we have ranked among the top 10 cardiology and heart surgery programs in the nation.”
–Clyde W. Yancy, MD
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Faculty: Meet the Team
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Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine
Lipid metabolism, cardiovascular nutrition; premature coronary heart disease
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.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Pediatrics
Adult Congenital Heart disease
Heart disease and Pregnancy with ongoing research in Preconception evaluation
Women's cardiovascular health during her lifetime
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Echocardiography, Valve disease, Women's cardiovascular health
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.
Associate professor of medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
We are using single photon confocal microscopy to measure intracellular Ca cycling in individual myocytes of intact rat and mouse hearts. Hearts are loaded with the Ca indicator fluo-4AM, allowing us to measure intracellular Ca at the submicron level. Ongoing projects include study of changes in Ca cycling in animal models of heart failure, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, spontaneous Ca release and cardiac arrhythmias.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)
Dr. Ahmad is an assistant professor of medicine-cardiology and a faculty member in the Center for Health Information Partnerships in Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a practicing advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and cares for patients across the spectrum of heart failure, including evaluation for and management of ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation. Dr. Ahmad's research interests are in the development of the methods, tools, and technologies to collect, store, analyze, and apply diverse electronic health data-including patient-rep...
Assistant 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...
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)/Preventive Medicine
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.
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Pharmacology
Dr. Wilsbacher's research focuses on cardiac development and cardiomyocyte maintenance in the setting of pathological stress. Currently, the laboratory investigates the G protein-coupled receptor sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1Pr1) and its unexpected role in cardiomyocyte proliferation and cardiac development. Her research aims to identify the signaling mechanisms that underlie these cardiac developmental effects and to investigate whether S1Pr1 signaling contributes to cardiac remodeling in the adult heart.
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