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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.

Dan J Fintel

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

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

Daniel C Lee

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.

Robert O Bonow

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Cardiovascular healthcare quality, outcomes reserach, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Valve disease, heart failure

James E Rosenthal

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

electrocardiography, QT interval, heart rate, cardiology clinical trials

Nausheen Akhter

Associate 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.

Lubna Choudhury

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

My research interest is in the relationship of clinical outcomes in Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients with their cardiac imaging findings. My clinical interests include, the care of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, family history of sudden cardiac death, left ventricular hypertrophy, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease and preoperative cardiac evaluation.

Kambiz Ghafourian

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Ghafourian is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a staff cardiologist in the Center for Heart Failure of Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. He earned his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ghafourian completed his training in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University. He also completed a fellowship in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at Cedars Sinai Medical Center before joining the faculty at Northwestern Univ...

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We welcome your questions and comments. Contact us.

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

Jen Zhou

Jen Zhou

Associate Division Administrator

Cardiology

jen.zhou( 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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Housestaff Research Portal

Former PSTP Trainee Luisa Morales Nebreda, MD

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.

VISIT THE STARZL ACADEMY SITE

Giving

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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