Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

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.

“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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What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

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

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Neil J Stone, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine

Lipid metabolism, cardiovascular nutrition; premature coronary heart disease

Elizabeth M McNally, MD, PhD

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.

Marla A Mendelson, MD

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

Vera H Rigolin, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Echocardiography, Valve disease, Women's cardiovascular health

Mark J Ricciardi, MD

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.

J. Andrew Wasserstrom, PhD

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.

Faraz S Ahmad, MD, MS

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...

Jane E Wilcox, MD, MSc

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...

John T Wilkins, MD

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.

Lisa D Wilsbacher, MD, PhD

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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We welcome your questions and comments. Contact us.

Joan Draves

Administrative Manager

Cardiology

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

Chi Huang

Administrator

Cardiology

chi.huang( at )northwestern.edu
312-926-8686

Heather Rice

Financial Coordinator

Cardiology

riceh( at )northwestern.edu
312-695-7716

Vanessa Salazar

Fellowship Coordinator

Cardiology

vsalaza1( at )nm.org
312-695-0070

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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Housestaff Research Portal

Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training 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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We invite your philanthropic partnership in helping us achieve our research and teaching missions each day.

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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

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