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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Neil J Stone, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine

Lipid metabolism, cardiovascular nutrition; premature coronary heart disease

Daniel R Schimmel, Jr, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Daniel Schimmel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University and Hospital practicing interventional cardiology in the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Schimmel attended medical school at Rush University and completed residency and fellowship training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. As Chief Medical Resident and Chief Fellow, he was dedicated to research and education. He also holds Master's degrees in Exercise Science and in Clinical Investigation.

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.

Asish K Ghosh, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Major Research Interests: Molecular Basis of Organ Fibrosis: Development of Epigenetic Fibrosis Therapy. Hyperactivity of differentiated fibroblasts causes an excessive synthesis and deposition of extracellular matrix proteins in the tissues that leads to organ fibrosis, a major cause of disease-related morbidity and mortality worldwide. Fibrosis is a common end-stage pathological symptom of a wide spectrum of injury or stress related multi-organ diseases such as hypertension-induced accelerated cardiac and renal aging, myocardial infarction, liver cirrhosis, systemic sclerosis and idiopathic ...

Thomas A Holly, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Medical Education and Radiology

General cardiology, Preventive cardiology, Stress testing, Nuclear cardiology, Cardiac MRI, Cardiac CT

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 C...

Sadiya S Khan, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine

Dr. Khan is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases and holds active medical licensure in the state of Illinois. She received her medical degree from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in 2009 as part of the Honors Program in Medical Education. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL in 2012 and then served as Chief Medical Resident from 2012-2013. She also obtained her master's degree in Clinical Investigation from the Northwestern University Graduate ...

Donald M Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) and Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Lloyd-Jones' research interests lie in cardiovascular disease epidemiology, risk estimation, and prevention. A main focus of his research has been investigation of the lifetime risks for various cardiovascular diseases, and factors which modify those risks. Other areas of interest include CVD risk estimation using novel biomarkers, imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, and the epidemiology of hypertension. His clinical and teaching interests lie in general cardiology, with a focus on prevention.

Patricia  Vassallo, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

I am interested in clinical research that focuses on echocardiography and valvular heart disease, as well as prevention of coronary artery disease. I am currently collaborating on a study to evaluate the effects of a comprehensive lifestyle behavioral program in women with metabolic syndrome.

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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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