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.

Faculty

Verghese Mathew, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Professor
Division Director, Cardiology

Specialties

  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coronary And Peripheral Interventions
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty And Atherectomy
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement
  • TAVR

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

Lara Bakhos, MD

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Chest pain
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

John Barron, MD, PhD

Professor

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Heart Failure
  • Treatment after Heart Attack
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine at Park Ridge

Douglas Chapman, MD

Associate Professor 

Specialties

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart failure

Locations
Loyola Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

Joseph Cytron, MD

Associate Professor

Specialties
  • Ablations for Arrhythmias
  • Arrhythmia
  • Defibrillator Devices
  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure; Arrhythmias
  • Pacemaker Devices
  • Syncope
  • Fainting Disorders

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

Khaled Dajani, MD, MBA, FACC

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Abnormal Lipids and High Cholesterol
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease Diagnosis without Cardiac Catheterization
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Failure; Arrhythmias
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Multidetector CT Angiography
  • Vascular Disease
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Treatment after Heart Attack
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

Amir Darki, MD MSc

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Vascular Intervention
  • Vascular Disease
  • Aortic Valve Valvuloplasty
  • Coronary Angioplasty and Atherectomy
  • Chest Pain
  • Carotid Interventions
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Vascular Disease/ASD/PFO
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Chest Pain
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography
  • Aortic Aneurysm Endograft Treatment

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

Aparajita Das, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Echocardiography
  • Heart disease
  • Imaging of cardiac diseases

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Gottlieb
Loyola Center for Health at North Riverside
Loyola Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

Robert Dieter, MD, RVT, FACC

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Renovascular HTN
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Angioplasty
  • Vascular Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Leg Pain
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Abnormal Lipids and High Cholesterol
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Intervention
  • Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Carotid Blockage
  • Carotid Interventions
  • Coronary and Peripheral Interventions
  • Familial Thoracic Aortic Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Marfan's Syndrome

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Alexander Green, MD

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Arrhythmia
  • Electrophysiology
  • Defibrillator Devices
  • Pacemaker Devices

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine at Park Ridge

Alain Heroux, MD

Professor

Specialties

  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplant
  • Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine at Park Ridge

Haseeb Illias Basha, MD, FACP, FACC

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplant
  • Left ventricular assist devices (LVAD)
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

William Jacobs, MD

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Heart Disease Diagnosis without Cardiac Catheterization

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

Bruce E. Lewis, MD

Professor

Specialties

  • Heart Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

Fred Leya, MD

Professor

Specialties

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Pulmonic Valvuloplasty
  • Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Aneurysm Endograft Treatment
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Leg Pain
  • Carotid Blockage
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Valve Valvuloplasty
  • Mitral valvuloplasty
  • Mitra Clip for Severe Mitral Reguritation

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine at Park Ridge

Max Liebo, MD

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Heart Failure
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Transplant
  • Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

John J. Lopez, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Professor

Specialties

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Vascular Disease/ASD/PFO
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Carotid Blockage
  • Heart Attack
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coronary and Peripheral Interventions

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
Loyola Center for Health at Hickory Hills

Thomas McKiernan, MD

Professor

Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiology

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Oakbrook Terrace North
Loyola Center for Health at Elmhurst
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

Ivan V. Pacold, MD, FACC

Professor

Specialties

  • General Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Abnormal Lipids and High Cholesterol
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Treatment of Abnormal Lipids and High Cholesterol

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at North Riverside
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Hospital
Loyola Gottlieb Professional Office Building
Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

Mark Rabbat, MD

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Abnormal Lipids and High Cholesterol
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Chest Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Attack
  • Hypertension
  • Multidetector CT Angiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

Eugenia Raichlin, MD

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Cardiac amyloidosis
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplant
  • Mechanical circulatory support

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

Thriveni Sanagala, MD

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Women's heart disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Fainting Disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen

Peter Santucci, MD, FACC, FAHA

Professor

Specialties

  • Ablations for Arrhythmias
  • Pacemaker Devices
  • Arrhythmia
  • Defibrillator Devices
  • Ablation Catheter Applications for Complex Arrhythmias

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine at Park Ridge
Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen

Subir Shah, DO

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Echocardiography

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

Mohammad Shakir, DO

Assistant Professor

Specialties

  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Failure
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension

Locations
Loyola Center of Health at Gottlieb
Presence St. Joseph Hospital

Lowell H. Steen, Jr., MD

Professor

Specialties

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Heart Attack
  • Hypertension
  • Chest Pain
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Locations
Loyola Center for Health at Oak Park
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine

Mushabbar Syed, MD, FACC

Professor

Specialties

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart Disease Diagnosis without Cardiac Catheterization
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Imaging of Cardiac Diseases
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Second Opinion/Cardiology Consultation

Locations
Loyola Hospital
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

Smit Vasaiwala, MD

Associate Professor

Specialties

  • Ablation Catheter Applications for Complex Arrhythmias
  • Defibrillator Devices
  • Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Defibrillator Devices
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Electrophysiology
  • Ablation of ventricular tachycardia
  • Cardiogenetics
  • Biventricular pacing

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

David Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC

Professor

Specialties

  • Ablation catheter application for complex arrhythmia
  • Ablation of atrial fibrillation
  • Ablation of ventricular tachycardia
  • Alternatives to anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation
  • Electrophysiology
  • Ventricular tachycardia

Locations
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge