HCMA Centers of excellence

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675 N. Saint Clair St.

Nineteenth Floor, Suite 100

Chicago, IL 60611

If you or someone you love is diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute offers leading-edge diagnostic testing, as well as advanced medical and surgical treatment options.

We have invested in groundbreaking services to deliver comprehensive care for those diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It is the goal of our patient-focused, multidisciplinary team to design a
course of therapy individualized for each patient to improve their overall quality of life. By placing an emphasis on listening to our patients, Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is a destination for those requiring highly specialized heart and vascular care, for both initial diagnosis and
second opinions.

Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is consistently recognized as one of the elite heart and vascular programs in the nation according to U.S.
News & World Report—a reflection of the exceptional care we offer and the results we obtain for our patients. In addition, the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been designated as a recognized Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA). And while external recognition is important, it is the care we give our patients every day that makes us most proud.

HCM Specialists

  •  Lubna Choudhury, MD, MRCPI, FACC: Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program
  • Robert O. Bonow, MD, MS
  • Dominic Edward Fullenkamp, MD, PhD
  • Baljash Cheema, MD, MSCI, MSAI

HCM Program Coordinator

  • Kayla Mueller, RN

Nurse Practitioners Specializing in HCM

  • Brittany French, APRN, CNP
  • Michelle K. Hawksworth, APRN, CNP
  • Mary G. Kaleta, APRN, CNP

Clinic Nurse Specializing in HCM

  • Abigail Garza, RN

Cardiac Surgery

  • Douglas R. Johnston, MD
  • Patrick M. McCarthy, MD
  • Christopher K. Mehta, MD
  • Duc Thinh Pham, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiology

  • Alexandru B. Chicos, MD
  • Susan S. Kim, MD
  • Bradley P. Knight, MD
  • Albert C. Lin, MD
  • Kaustubha D. Patil, MD
  • Nishant Verma, MD, MPH

Interventional Cardiology

  • James D. Flaherty, MD

Cardiovascular Genetics

  • Elizabeth M. McNally, MD
  • Lisa D. Wilsbacher, MD
  • Lisa M. Castillo, CGC
  • Rebecca Vandyke CGC