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

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Daniel C Lee, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Radiology

Dr. Lee is interested in coronary artery disease, ischemic and structural heart disease, cardiac stress testing, nuclear cardiology and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Dr. Lee has extensive experience with cardiac imaging and how it impacts the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiovascular disease. He is also the recipient of research grants from the American Heart Association and St. Jude Medical, Inc. His research focuses on cardiac MRI in acute and chronic ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, ischemia evaluation, drug/device treatments and prevention.

Nausheen Akhter, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

I have both clinical and research interests in Cardiac-Oncology, to provide comprehensive cardiovascular care to every cancer patient. This spans screening cancer patients for cardiovascular disease to treating those who develop cardiovascular complications from cancer therapy. General interests also include cardiac imaging, valvular heart disease, and heart disease in women.

Akhil Narang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Akhil Narang, MD is a cardiologist at Northwestern Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Narang specializes in the use of advanced cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography, cardiac MRI, and cardiac CT) to aid in the diagnosis and management of patients. He is particularly interested in treating patients with structural and valvular heart disease. Dr. Narang is part of the structural heart imaging team that works closely with interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Narang is an active member of the American Col...

Bradley P Knight, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Knight is the Chester C. and Deborah M. Cooley Distinguished Professor of Cardiology at Northwestern University, and has been the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital since November 1, 2009. He earned his BSPH at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and his MD at the Ohio State University. After completing his training in Medicine, Cardiology, and Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Michigan, he joined the Michigan faculty in 1997. He later served as the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at ...

Matthew Feinstein, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine

Matthew Feinstein, MD MSc is a cardiologist at Northwestern Medicine and an assistant professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with a dual appointment in the Department of Medicine and Department of Preventive Medicine Dr. Feinstein is a physician-scientist with expertise in immune and inflammatory triggers of cardiovascular diseases. Much of Dr. Feinstein's work has analyzed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as a model of chronic immune dysregulation leading to cardiovascular disease. Dr. Feinstein is an elected Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA), serv...

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.

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...

James E Rosenthal, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

electrocardiography, QT interval, heart rate, cardiology clinical trials

Vera H Rigolin, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Echocardiography, Valve disease, Women's cardiovascular health

Dan J Fintel, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Anti-thrombotic therapy, Atrial fibrillation, Cardiac stress testing, Cardiovascular critical care, Coronary heart disease, Ischemic heart disease, Nuclear cardiology

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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

Division 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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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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