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

View individual profiles of our faculty members and learn about their research and clinical specialties.

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Charles J Davidson, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Transcatheter valve therapy,Coronary angioplasty, Stents, Cardiac catheterization, Diabetic heart disease

Rod S Passman, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine

Cardiac electrophysiology

Faraz S Ahmad, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Ahmad is an assistant professor of medicine-cardiology and a faculty member in the Center for Health Information Partnerships in Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a practicing advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist and cares for patients across the spectrum of heart failure, including evaluation for and management of ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation. Dr. Ahmad's research interests are in the development of the methods, tools, and technologies to collect, store, analyze, and apply diverse electronic health data-including patient-rep...

Richard  Davison, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Ischemic heart disease

Thomas A Holly, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Medical Education and Radiology

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

Edwin  Wu, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Radiology

Research and clinical interests of the role of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging in acute coronary syndromes, coronary artery disease, ischemic and structural heart disease, and pre-operative cardiac evaluation. Specific focus on nuclear cardiology and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

Maureen E Smith, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

I am interested in ethical issues associated with conducting large-scale genetic research including consenting, data sharing, privacy, return of results, recontact and education of research participants.

Matthew  Feinstein, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine

Matthew Feinstein, MD MS 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 the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases as well as cardiovascular complications of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and chronic inflammatory diseases. Dr. Feinstein is a member of the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. He serves as a Faculty Advis...

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...

Mark J Ricciardi, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. Associate professor of medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

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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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