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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Faculty: Meet the Team

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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...

Mark J Ricciardi, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Coronary interventions (stents, angioplasty), chronic total occlusion interventions, trans-catheter mitral valve repair, trans-catheter aortic valve replacement.

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 ...

Lubna  Choudhury, MD

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.

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.

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.

Thomas A Holly, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Medical Education and Radiology

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

Allen S Anderson, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Anderson has a research interest in the use of mechanical assist devices in the treatment of advanced heart failure. His other interests include multiorgan transplantation and the noninvasive assessment of cardiac function in patients with heart failure and cardiac transplantation.

Daniel R Schimmel, Jr, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

My clinical interests are in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and the management of the acute and chronic presentations of cardiovascular disease. This includes coronary artery disease, structural heart disorders and venous thromboembolic disease. My research interests are focused on quality of care and simulation based medical education to improve healthcare delivery in the procedural specialties.

Rod S Passman, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine

Cardiac electrophysiology

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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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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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