Cardiology

Cardiology

The Loyola Cardiology division has earned their reputation for offering a premier program in Chicago and one of the finest in the nation. Your care, whether simple or complex, is in the hands of seasoned experts trained in all types of heart and vascular care. The innovative track record of the division speaks for itself with proven patient outcomes and volumes.

The Cardiology Division offers the experience and expertise of many of the nation's top heart and vascular specialists in all areas of treatment. For a detailed list of Loyola's cardiac services, treatment offerings and locations, please visit Loyola Heart & Vascular Services web site.

Cardiac catheterization
We perform both cardiac and peripheral diagnostic and therapeutic/interventional procedures on adults and pediatric patients in our three state-of-the-art catheterization suites. Loyola's cardiologists offer a wide variety of procedure choices, many of which are not available at the typical community hospital. Loyola interventional cardiologists perform nearly 4,500 cardiac catheterizations annually, the most in northern Illinois.

Electrophysiology (EP)
Loyola's electrophysiology faculty are among the nation's leaders in the care of adults and children with heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias).Services include diagnostic EP studies, cardioversions or application of electrical current (energy) to restore normal heartbeat, ablation procedures, and pacemaker and defibrillator implantation.

Peripheral vascular
Loyola offers a contemporary approach to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of peripheral vascular disease (PVD). A multidisciplinary team of doctors from interventional cardiology, radiology and vascular surgery care for patients with PVD.

Transplantation
As a major solid organ transplant center in the United States, Loyola has programs in heart, lung and heart-lung transplantation. Faculty provide aggressive medical management, the latest in medications and work closely with the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery to offer conventional and leading-edge surgery. One of the oldest and most active programs in the United States, with more than 600 transplants performed since March 1984.

David J. Wilber, MD

PHOTO: David J. Wilber

George M. Eisenberg Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences
Director, Cardiovascular Institute
Division Director, Cardiology

Fellowships

The Division of Cardiology offers three fellowship programs. These programs are highly competitive and successfully prepare fellows for outstanding careers in Cardiology.  The Cardiovascular institute also offers a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training program.  In addition, the division offers various Continuing Medical Education courses each year for fellow physicians. 

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment, please contact Loyola Central Scheduling at (708) 216-8563.

Administration Office:
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 South First Avenue
Division of Cardiology
Building 110 - Room 6269
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 327-3270
Fax: (708) 327-2377

Cardiology Faculty

Lara Bakhos
M.D.
Cardiology
John Barron
John Barron
M.D.,Ph.D.
Cardiology
Cardiology, Heart Failure, Treatment after Heart Attack, Coronary Artery Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology
Erin Coglianese
Erin Coglianese
M.D.
Cardiology
Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Transplant
Joseph Cytron
Joseph Cytron
M.D.
Cardiology
Ablations for Arrhythmias, Arrhythmia, Defibrillator Devices, Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Heart Failure;...
Khaled Dajani
Khaled Dajani
M.D.,M.B.A., FACC
Cardiology
Abnormal Lipids and High Cholesterol, Aortic Aneurysms, Cardiology, Clinical Cardiology, Congestive...
Amir Darki
Amir Darki
M.D.,M.Sc.,R.P.V.I.
Cardiology
Vascular Intervention, Vascular Disease, Aortic Valve Valvuloplasty, Corona...
Robert Dieter
Robert Dieter
M.D.,R.V.T., FACC
Cardiology
Renovascular HTN, Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Hyperlipidemia, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Angio...
Marilyn Ezri
M.D.
Cardiology
Alexander Green
Alexander Green
M.D.
Cardiology
Arrhythmia, Electrophysiology, Defibrillator Devices, Pacemaker Devices
Alain Heroux
Alain Heroux
M.D.
Cardiology
Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Dragan Ivkovic
Dragan Ivkovic
M.D., FACC
Cardiology
Clinical Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography, Preventive...
William Jacobs
William Jacobs
M.D.
Cardiology
Heart Disease Diagnosis without Cardiac Catheterization
Bruce E. Lewis
Bruce E. Lewis
M.D.
Cardiology
Heart Disease, Vascular Disease, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Fred Leya
Fred Leya
M.D.
Cardiology
Coronary Artery Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Arrhythmia, .
Max Liebo
Max Liebo
M.D.
Cardiology
Heart Failure, Congestive Heart Failure, Ischemic Heart Disease, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Heart...
Katherine Lietz
M.D.
Department of Medicine , Cardiology
Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Left Ventricular Assist Devices
John J. Lopez
John J. Lopez
M.D., FACC, FSCAI
Cardiology
Coronary Artery Disease, Vascular Disease, Heart Disease, Vascular Disease/ASD/PFO, Valvu...
Thomas McKiernan
Thomas McKiernan
M.D.
Cardiology
Clinical Cardiology
Keith McLean
Keith McLean
M.D.
Cardiology
Geriatric Cardiovascular Care
Mauro Montevecchi
Mauro Montevecchi
M.D.,M.S.C.I.
Cardiology
Clinical Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, Heart Failure, Echocardiography, Transeso...
Ivan V. Pacold
Ivan V. Pacold
M.D., FACC
Cardiology
Treatment of Abnormal Lipids and High Cholesterol, Echocardiography, Clinical Cardiology, Multidetector CT...
Mark Rabbat
Mark Rabbat
M.D.
Cardiology
Abnormal Lipids and High Cholesterol, Aortic Aneurysms, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Ch...
Govind Ramadurai
M.D.
Cardiology
Allen Samarel
Allen Samarel
M.D., FAHA
Cardiology
Cardiac Rehabilitation, Congestive Heart Failure
Thriveni Sanagala
Thriveni Sanagala
M.D.
Cardiology
Clinical Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Wome...
Peter Santucci
Peter Santucci
M.D., FACC, FAHA
Cardiology
Ablations for Arrhythmias, Pacemaker Devices, Arrhythmia, Defibrillator Devices, Ablation Catheter Applications for...
Ronald Schreiber
Ronald Schreiber
M.D., FACC
Cardiology
Clinical Cardiology
Sara Sirna
Sara Sirna
M.D., FACC
Cardiology
Women's Health, Preventive Cardiology, Clinical Cardiology
Lowell H. Steen, Jr.
Lowell H. Steen, Jr.
M.D.
Cardiology
Coronary Artery Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Heart Attack, Hypertension, Chest Pain, Ischemic...
Mushabbar Syed
Mushabbar Syed
M.D., FACC
Cardiology
Coronary Artery Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Disease Diagnosis without...
William Towne
M.D.
Cardiology
Smit Vasaiwala
Smit Vasaiwala
M.D.
Cardiology
Ablation Catheter Applications for Complex Arrhythmias, Defibrillator Devices
David J. Wilber
David J. Wilber
M.D., FAHA, FACC
Cardiology
Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation, Alternatives to Anticoagulation for AF, He...
Jeffrey Winterfield
Jeffrey Winterfield
M.D.
Cardiology
Implantation of Pacemakers and Defibrillators, Genetic Basis of Heart Rhythm Disorders, Ablation Catheter Applications for Complex...

Current Research Projects

Research Project Principal Investigator Funding Source Description
Developmental Alterations in Cardiac Protein Turnover J Akar Medtronic To study the effect of BEEF in patients with congestive heart failure
Calcium Entry and Vascular Smooth Muscle Excitation KL Byron

L Cribbs

NIH/NHLBI To identify non-selective cation currents in arterial smooth muscle cells and determine their roles in vasopressin-induced action potential generation.
T-Type Ca Channels in Development and Cell Proliferation L Cribbs NIH/NHLBI To understand the role of T-type Ca channels in the cardiovascular system with particular focus on instances where they appear to predominate and have unique functions over high voltage-activated, L-type channels.
Altered Mechanotransduction Signaling in Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetic Cardiomyopathy A Goodman

L Cribbs

American Heart Association To determine what mechanotransduction signaling molecules are differentially regulated in the heart as a result of diabetes and to look specifically at the regulation of PYK2 in the diabetic milieu
Antiplatelet Effect of PAR-1 Inhibitors WP Jeske Caden Biosciences To determine whether a specific series of small molecules modulate platelet-activation response.
Novel Heparin Antagonists WP Jeske

JM Walenga

J Fareed

D Hoppensteadt

M Bakhos

PolyMedix To create a comparative neutralization profile of unfractionated heparin by PolyMedix's novel site-directed antagonists
Beta-Adrenergic Receptor Function in Atrial Myocytes SL Lipsius

AM Samarel

NIH/NHLBI To test the hypothesis that the ECM-integrin-cytoskeletal complex remodels beta-adrenergic receptor function in atrial myocytes.
Serotonin Therapy for Parkinson's Disease and Neurodegenerative Disorders J Martin Hines VA Hospital To develop and produce adeno-associated virus vector genetic constructs for the purpose of developing a novel model of progressive neuronal degeneration as seen in Parkinson's disease. (subcontract with Hines VA Hospital for which Dr. William Wolf is principal investigator)
Human Adult Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cell Therapy for Recovery from Ischemic Stroke J Martin Illinois Department of Public Health To develop and produce adeno-associated virus vector genetic constructs. (subcontract with Hines VA Hospital for which Dr. Gwendolyn Kartje is principal investigator)
Cardioprotection against Endotoxins R Mestril NIH/NHLBI To study the mechanism by which hsp70 protects cardiomyocytes against endotoxin-induced injury.
Mechanical Activity and Myocyte Remodeling AM Samarel

J Martin

NIH/NHLBI To investigate the role of focal adhesion proteins and costameric components in cardiomyocyte remodeling in response to linear and transverse stretch. (subcontract with the University of Illinois at Chicago, a component of a P01 (Integrated mechanisms of cardiac maladaptation) for which Dr. John Solaro is principal investigator and Dr. Brenda Russell is project leader)
T3 Rx During Post-infarction LV Remodeling AM Samarel

KK Henderson

T3 Therapeutics and King Pharmaceuticals To develop a post-myocardial infarction model to facilitate study of the use of T3 in the treatment of congestive heart failure.
HIT Registry JM Walenga

WP Jeske

MM Prechel

Mitsubishi Pharmaceuticals To create and maintain the Loyola Registry of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) in Cardiovascular Surgery Patients, the only available database of its kind in existence.
PiCT Evaluation JM Walenga

D Hoppensteadt

Pentapharm To compare the performance of Pefakit PiCT (Pentapharm) to Heptest (Haemachem).
Differentiation of LMWHs JM Walenga

WP Jeske

MM Prechel

D Hoppensteadt

Sanofi-Aventis Pharmacologic characterization and differentiation of low molecular weight heparins and heparin-derived oligosaccharides.

 

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