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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 seven 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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James E Rosenthal

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

electrocardiography, QT interval, heart rate, cardiology clinical trials

R Kannan Mutharasan

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

My research focuses on delivering optimal health care to patients with heart failure.

Daniel R Schimmel, Jr

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.

Bradley P Knight

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Medical Education

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 ...

Douglas E Vaughan

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

My primary clinical interest is in adult cardiovascular disease. My practice has focused on the management and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. I am also interested in the diagnosis and management of arterial thrombosis. My research interests align with these clinical interests. My primary investigative focus is and has been on the mammalian plasminogen activator system and the role this system plays in cardiovascular disease. We apply a multidisciplinary approach in this effort, and utilize molecular and cellular approaches, as well as animal and human studies.

Vera H Rigolin

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Echocardiography, Valve disease, Women's cardiovascular health

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...

Jyothy J Puthumana

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

-Strain imaging in coronary heart disease -Stress echo in valvular heart disease -Patient Prosthesis mismatch. -Advanced heart failure supportive therapies

J. Andrew Wasserstrom

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.

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We welcome your questions and comments. Contact us.

Joan Draves

Administrative Manager

Cardiology

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

Christine De Luca

Division Administrator

Cardiology

c-deluca( at )northwestern.edu
312-926-7343

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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