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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.

“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.

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David J Mehlman

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Echocardiography, General cardiology, Prosthetic heart valve disease

Matthew Feinstein

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

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...

Vera H Rigolin

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Echocardiography, Valve disease, Women's cardiovascular health

Philip Greenland

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

Dr. Greenland is the Harry W. Dingman Professor of Cardiology and Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a Senior Editor for JAMA. He held previous positions as Department Chair of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern, Executive Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, and Director of Northwestern’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). He has been actively engaged as a cardiovascular epidemiologist in the MESA Study, the CARDIA Study, the Women’s Health Initiative, the Chicago Heart Association Detection Project i...

Lubna Choudhury

Associate 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.

Tsutomu Kume

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Ophthalmology and Pharmacology

Dr. Kume’s research interests focus on cardiovascular development, cardiovascular stem/progenitor cells, and angiogenesis. Current studies include the role of Foxc transcription factors in cardiovascular development and disease.

James D Flaherty

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Flaherty is an associate professor of medicine in Interventional Cardiology and severes as the medical director of the coronary care unit (CCU) of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology and advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology. He has severed as the principal investigator for several research trials, including those related to heart valve therapies. He is the course director for the CME conference: Chicago Case-Based Coronary & Structural Heart Intervention Update. In 2012, he was a recipient o...

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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Christine De Luca

Division Administrator

Cardiology

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

Cathleen Dixon

Associate Research Administrator

Cardiology, Hospital Medicine

cathleen.dixon( at )northwestern.edu
312-926-7198

Joan Draves

Administrative Manager

Cardiology

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

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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