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

James E Rosenthal, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

electrocardiography, QT interval, heart rate, cardiology clinical trials

James D Flaherty, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Clinical Interests: Interventional Cardiology, Transradial Coronary Angiography, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Critical Care Research Interests: Structural Heart Intervention, Transradial Coronary Intervention, Transplantation

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.

Kambiz  Ghafourian, MD, MPH

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...

Susan S Kim, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Dr. Susan Kim is an associate professor of medicine. She is the Director of the Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Clinic. She is also the Director of Cardiac Electrocardiography. Dr. Kim sees patients with heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and bradycardia. Therapies for these rhythm disorders include watchful waiting, medication, catheter ablation, and cardiac implantable electronic devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators. Dr. Kim previously worked as a junior high school mathematics te...

Ming  Zhao, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

We are interested in the biology of phospholipids in cellular membrane networks. We use advanced molecular probes and imaging techniques to characterize membrane phospholipid dynamics in normal physiology and under pathological conditions. These research efforts lead to new discoveries in the fundamental roles of phospholipid membranes, and the development of diagnostic biomarkers for human diseases.

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.

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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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