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University Cardiologists

University Cardiologists at Rush University Medical Center offers a breadth of invasive and noninvasive cardiovascular services including prevention, treatment and research for heart-related conditions. Our clinicians at Rush are highly skilled and specialize in providing individualized treatment options for complex cases. 

The heart program at Rush is ranked No. 28 in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-2014 America's Best Hospitals issue.

MEET OUR TEAM
Charlotte Bai, MD, FACC, is an assistant professor of medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed her internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. Her training also includes completion of a cardiac CT fellowship at UCLA-Harbor in Los Angeles. She is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. Bai's areas of interest include cardiac imaging, women's heart disease, assessment of cardiac function during chemotherapy, valvular heart disease and preventive heart disease.

Roger A. Billhardt, Jr., MD, is assistant professor of medicine and senior attending in the Section of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center. He received his medical education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. Billhardt's procedural skills include angioplasty, stent placement and coronary angiography.​

Ramesh Chhablani, MD, is assistant professor of medicine and senior attending in the Section of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center. He did his internal medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and completed fellowships at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics and Rush University Medical Center. Chhablani's procedural skills include coronary angiography, angioplasty and pacemaker implantation.​

Robert D. Creek, MD, is an invasive, noninterventional cardiologist based primarily at Rush Oak Park Hospital. He received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University in Springfield. He completed his internal medicine residency at Southern Illinois University and served as chief of residents. He received his fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at Rush University Medical Center.

Creek’s clinical interests include diagnosis, management and treatment of ischemic heart disease and congestive heart failure. His procedural skills include experience with transthoracic, transesophageal, stress and peripheral vascular echocardiology, nuclear cardiology and diagnostic cardiac catherization.​

Rami Doukky, MD, FACC, is an associate professor of medicine and radiology at Rush Medical College. He is the director of Nuclear Cardiology and Stress Testing Laboratories. Doukky is a graduate of Aleppo University Medical School (Aleppo, Syria). He trained in internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine at Cook County Hospital, where he also served as chief medical resident. He joined Rush University Medical Center in 2003. He is also on staff at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. His primary expertise is in noninvasive cardiac imaging including echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiac computed tomography. ​

Carl E. Eybel, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FSCAI, received his BS in LAS with honors as a chemistry major from the University of Illinois, Urbana, then attended the University of Illinois Medical School at the Medical Center, where he received his MS in biochemistry and his MD degree. He completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Rush University Medical Center, where he received the Department of Medicine Award as a junior resident, and the Flick Family Fund Award as a senior resident. He then joined the Air Force, where he was chief of cardiology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, and served as consultant to the surgeon general. After completion of two years of duty, Eybel was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service.​
He returned to Rush as co-director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. He subsequently moved to the private practice of cardiology at Rush and rejoined the full-time staff with his associates in 2009. In 2004, he was honored by James and Madeleine McMullan, who endowed the McMullan-Eybel Chair for Excellence in Clinical Cardiology. Eybel has many interests in cardiology and remains committed to excellence in patient care.​

Steven B. Feinstein, MD, FACC, is professor of medicine and director of echocardiography for the Section of Cardiology. Feinstein received his medical doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota, completed a residency in internal medicine at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, and completed a fellowship in cardiology at the University of California-Los Angeles/Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospitals in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Feinstein served as an associate professor of medicine in the Section of Cardiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center and director of noninvasive cardiology at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital of the University of Chicago until 1992, when he became associate chief of cardiology and chief of cardiovascular research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
 
Feinstein is recognized as one of the leading investigators in the world in the development and study of noninvasive contrast echocardiography techniques. His pioneering work includes the invention of the first FDA-approved ultrasound contrast agent, which enables physicians to utilize safe, noninvasive ultrasound techniques to diagnose cardiac abnormalities. 
Feinstein is an NIH-funded investigator, has received numerous medical and scientific awards, and has authored more than 240 articles and book chapters. His clinical interests include noninvasive diagnostic testings and preventive cardiology.

Neeraj Jolly, MD, DM, FACC, FSCAI, FAHA, is professor of medicine and medical director, cardiac catheterization laboratories at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Punjabi University, India, and was a medical resident at Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India, and at University of Cincinnati Hospital in Ohio. He completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, He completed his cardiology fellowships at G.B. Pant Hospital, University of Delhi, India, and the University Hospitals of Cleveland in Ohio.

Before joining the Section of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in 2011, he was an associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
 
Jolly's research interests focus on new and better methods to diagnose and treat coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and heart valve problems. He has written numerous articles on these and other subjects evaluating new interventional and drug therapies for patients with coronary and peripheral arterial disease and structural heart disease.
Dr. Clifford Kavinsky is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center.  He is an expert on catheter-based therapies for heart and vascular disease, and is an internationally recognized leader in the use of novel treatments for adults with congenital and structural heart disease.  Dr. Kavinsky is a US News and World Report nationally ranked “Top Doctor” in Interventional Cardiology.
 
Dr. Kavinsky contributes to Rush’s long standing commitment to excellence in patient care, teaching and research.  His outstanding clinical care was recognized by a generous gift from the Herb Family as part of the largest single donation in Rush history.  The Herb Family Clifford J Kavinsky Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory opened in January 2012. 

 

Dr. Kavinsky has published broadly in the area of structural heart disease, and serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Structural Heart Disease.  He conducts clinical trials on innovative procedures such as percutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve repair and PFO closure to prevent stroke.  As Director of the Rush Cardiovascular Pre-Clinical Laboratory, he established a fully equipped large animal catheterization laboratory for evaluating new devices.  Through his leadership, this laboratory sponsors well- received physician training courses on advanced interventional techniques. 

 

Dr. Kavinsky has held the positions of Director of the Coronary Care Unit,  Fellowship program director, Director of the medical practice, and Assistant director of the section of cardiology. As director of the Rush University Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease from 2002 to 2012, he oversaw the training of numerous current and future leaders in academic and clinical cardiology. 

 

Rush University Medical Center Honors and Awards (Selected)
Section of Cardiology Excellence in Teaching Award                                 2006, 2012
Internal Medicine Distinguished Teaching and Service Award                     1996, 2006            John S. Graettinger M.D. Award for Outstanding Teaching                         2004
Teaching Attending of the Year                                                             1995

 

Herrick Postgraduate Research Fellowship                                              1986-1989                                  

 

Education
Dr. Kavinsky completed his B.S. in Biology at Washington University in Saint Louis. 
He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago.  He completed post-doctoral training in molecular biology in the Laboratory of James D Watson at Cold Spring Harbor, New York.  He obtained his MD and completed post-graduate training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology at Rush University in Chicago.  He served as Chief Resident in the Department of Internal Medicine and Chief Fellow in the Section of Cardiology. 
Dr. Clifford Kavinsky is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center.  He is an expert on catheter-based therapies for heart and vascular disease, and is an internationally recognized leader in the use of novel treatments for adults with congenital and structural heart disease.  Dr. Kavinsky is a US News and World Report nationally ranked “Top Doctor” in Interventional Cardiology.
 
Dr. Kavinsky contributes to Rush’s long standing commitment to excellence in patient care, teaching and research.  His outstanding clinical care was recognized by a generous gift from the Herb Family as part of the largest single donation in Rush history.  The Herb Family Clifford J Kavinsky Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory opened in January 2012. 
 
Dr. Kavinsky has published broadly in the area of structural heart disease, and serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Structural Heart Disease.  He conducts clinical trials on innovative procedures such as percutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve repair and PFO closure to prevent stroke.  As Director of the Rush Cardiovascular Pre-Clinical Laboratory, he established a fully equipped large animal catheterization laboratory for evaluating new devices.  Through his leadership, this laboratory sponsors well- received physician training courses on advanced interventional techniques. 
Dr. Kavinsky has held the positions of Director of the Coronary Care Unit,  Fellowship program director, Director of the medical practice, and Assistant director of the section of cardiology. As director of the Rush University Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease from 2002 to 2012, he oversaw the training of numerous current and future leaders in academic and clinical cardiology. 

Kousik Krishnan, MD, FACC, FHRS, is an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, fellowship training program director for clinical cardiac electrophysiology, director, arrhythmia device clinic, associate director, cardiac electrophysiology lab and a board certified cardiac electrophysiologist at Rush University Medical Center. Krishnan joined the faculty of Rush University in 2004 following a faculty appointment at Northwestern University. His training includes an internal medicine residency at Barnes Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis. He completed a cardiology fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta and a cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Barnes Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis. He received the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology Advanced Training Clinical Fellowship Award in 2001-2002.

Krishnan's current research interests include optimizing response to biventricular pacing, catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, magnetic catheter guidance for ablation, clinical electrophysiology and device based therapy.

Christopher Madias, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine and board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist at Rush University Medical Center. Madias joined the faculty of Rush University in 2010 following a faculty appointment at San Diego Medical Center-Kaiser Permanente and Scripps Memorial Hospital of La Jolla, California. He earned his Bachelor of Science (cum laude) and medical degrees from Tufts University in Boston, Mass., where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His training includes an internal medicine residency at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center of New York, NY. He completed his fellowships in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he was appointed chief cardiology fellow.

Madias' current research interests include sudden death in athletes, sudden death due to chest wall impact (commotio cordis), arrhythmias in stress cardiomyopathy, and autonomic dysfunction and sudden cardiac death.

Jose C. Mendez, MD, is medical co-director of the Heart Failure, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Rush University Medical Center.

Mendez came to Rush from Aurora-St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, where he served as the medical administrative director of heart transplantation. Before that, he was acting medical co-director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program at Loyola University Medical Center and a Loyola faculty cardiologist for more than eight years.
After earning his medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, Mendez completed a transitional internship year at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, an affiliate of Rush Medical College. Next he completed an internal medicine residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, an affiliate of the University of Illinois. He later received fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and remained a cardiology faculty member through 1995.
 
Mendez is involved in advanced heart failure research, investigational mechanical circulatory support device trials and clinical transplantation. Board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and critical care medicine, Mendez is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Society of Transplant Physicians, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the Heart Failure Society of America.

Barbara Pisani, DO, is medical co-director of the Heart Failure, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Rush University Medical Center.

Pisani came to Rush from St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, where she was associate medical director of the Heart Transplant Program. Previous positions include interim director of the Cardiac Transplant and Advanced Heart Failure Program at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.
 
Pisani earned her doctorate in osteopathic medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Westbury, N.Y. She completed an osteopathic internship at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., followed by a residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. While at St. Vincent's, she was selected as chief resident and subsequently served as critical care fellow. She completed her cardiology fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia and advanced training in heart failure and cardiac transplantation at the University of Utah.
Board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, Pisani is involved in clinical research on heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation.
She is a reviewer for the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and serves on the United Network for Organ Sharing Thoracic Organ Regional Review Board. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, the American Society of Transplant Physicians and the Heart Failure Society of America.

Stuart W. Rosenbush, MD, FACC, is an assistant professor of medicine and senior attending in the section of cardiology at Rush University Medical Center. He graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois in Urbana and attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. He completed his fellowship in cardiology at Rush University Medical Center.

He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.
 
Rosenbush's primary interest is in direct patient care, and he is involved in all aspects of general cardiology, including preventive care as well as treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Most of his activities revolve around inpatient and outpatient consultations and follow-up care, in addition to performing diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures. These procedures include cardiac catheterization, angiography, angioplasty and stenting. Rosenbush has been  listed on many occasions in "Top Cardiologists in America" and in Chicago Magazine.

Neal Ruggie, MD, is assistant professor of medicine and senior attending physician at Rush University Medical Center. His primary focus is on the clinical care of inpatients and outpatients, as well as invasive and interventional procedures.

Ruggie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and attended medical school at Johns Hopkins. His internal medicine and cardiology training were at Rush, and he has been on the faculty and attending staff since. Ruggie previously served as assistant director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and as director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Rush University Medical Center and is currently a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventions.

Payman Sattar, MD, FACC, is an assistant professor in the Section of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center and director of the Cardiology and Lipid Clinics at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in molecular biology. He attended medical school, completed internal medicine residency, and cardiology fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. 

Sattar’s clinical interests include interventional and non-invasive cardiology. His procedural skills include diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. Sattar’s research interests include the impact of cocaine use on coronary artery disease. He is also an alternate board of the Illinois Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

Gary L. Schaer, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Research and Strategic Development at Rush University Medical Center.  He is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and was a medical resident at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.  He did a cardiology fellowship at Georgetown University and a critical care medicine fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.  He was an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at Georgetown University, where his research focused on myocardial reperfusion injury.  Dr. Schaer joined the Rush Cardiology Section in July 1989 as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, a position he held for 22 years. Dr. Schaer’s research has focused on new interventional, drug and biological therapies for patients with ischemic heart disease, with a special focus on regenerative medicine.  Dr. Schaer has trained over 130 general cardiology fellows and over 25 interventional cardiology fellows.  He has authored or co-authored more than 200 original articles, book chapters, editorials and abstracts.  Dr. Schaer led the creation of Chicago’s STEMI system of care in May of 2012, and currently chairs the STEMI advisory committee charged with overseeing STEMI quality of care.  He serves on the board of trustees of the American Heart Association (Midwest Affiliate) and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.  He lectures on stem cell therapy for heart disease, acute coronary syndromes, and other cardiovascular topics in the Chicago region, nationally and internationally.

R. Jeffrey Snell, M.D. trained at Rush University Medical Center where he also served as chief medical resident and chief cardiology fellow.  He is board certified in Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine and Interventional Cardiology.  He has been on the faculty at Rush since 1991 and is currently the Co-Director of Interventional Services at Rush, the Director of Cardiology Operations and the Medical Director of University Cardiology.  Dr. Snell is also the Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program.  Dr. Snell has extensive experience in interventional cardiology and vascular medicine.  Clinical and research interests center around the evaluation and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease including investigation of new interventional techniques and devices.

 

Jeffrey S. Soble, MD, is associate professor of medicine and radiology; director, coronary intensive care unit and program director, cardiovascular disease fellowship. Soble trained at the University of Chicago and is board-certified in cardiology and critical care medicine. He has been on the faculty at Rush since 1991. 

Soble’s research interests include noninvasive cardiovascular imaging, digital image processing and computer information systems.

Donald J. Tanis, MD, is the director of cardiology at Rush Oak Park Hospital. Tanis received his medical education at UMDNJ-Rutger’s Medical School and completed his internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He spent four years as a general medical officer in the U.S. Navy and then completed a residency in internal medicine at Yale University. He completed a fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Rush University Medical Center. He was in private practice in a five-person group in northwest Indiana for six years before returning to Rush in September 2002.

Tanis has expertise in clinical, nuclear and interventional cardiology. He is certified by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. Tanis also performs stress and transesophageal echocardiography. His research interests include comparison of noninvasive measures of cardiac risk as well as the treatment and prevention of coronary artery disease.

Melissa Tracy, MD, FACC, is associate professor of medicine and chief of noninvasive cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She is a graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed a residency in internal medicine and a cardiology fellowship there.

Before joining the Division of Cardiology at Rush in 2013, she was assistant professor of medicine, assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine, director of echocardiography and director of cardiac rehabilitation for the University of Miami Hospital.
 
Tracy’s clinical interests include cardiac rehabilitation and preventive cardiovascular medicine, echocardiography with 3D reconstruction, echo research, structural valvular heart disease and women and heart disease.
Tracy’s research interests include stem cells to treat ischemic cardiomyopathy, structural valvular heart disease, primary cardiac prevention in minority women and the impact of age on changes in cardiovascular risk factors and angiogenic capacity after cardiac rehabilitation.
She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and American Medical Association.

Richard G. Trohman, MD, FAHA, FACC, FHRS, is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. After finishing his cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan Hospitals, he trained in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Trohman is the Grace DeForest and William Louis Veeck Professor of Cardiovascular Research and Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College. He is the co-director of the Section of Cardiology, associate director of Cardiology for Business Development, director of Cardiology Hospital Operations, and director of Electrophysiology, Arrhythmia and Pacemaker Services at Rush University Medical Center.

Trohman has received three awards for outstanding teaching in the field of cardiovascular medicine. He is a past member of the Heart Rhythm Society's Clinical and Research Training Committee, a current member of the Heart Rhythm Society's Membership Committee, and has represented the Heart Rhythm Society on the Technology Assessment Committee for Endoscopy in Patients with Implanted Electronic Devices. He is also a member of the Chairman's Society of the Heart Rhytm Foundation and strongly endorses its mission to enhance the prevention and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders by supporting the research, education and advocacy efforts of the Heart Rhythm Society.
 
Trohman is an editorial referee for 24 medical journals, an editorial board member of three journals and has authored or co-authored 290 abstracts, articles and book chapters in the field of clinical electrophysiology. His clinical and research interests include radiofrequency catheter ablation of tachyarrhythmias, cardiac pacing, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Dr. Volgman has a passionate interest in women’s heart health has been reflected in her multiple communities, public and professional education initiatives and scholarship. Dr. Volgman has been recognized by the Marquis Who’s Who in fields of education and science; been listed in several lists of Top Doctors; and is featured as a Top Doctor in the January 2008 -2012 issues of Chicago Magazine. She was selected as a Top Doctor for Women in the field of Cardiology by Women’s Health Magazine.  Dr. Volgman was also listed as a Top 1% Doctor in the Castle Connolly Medical List of Top Doctors in 2012. She has been listed as a Top Doctor in the Castle Connolly Medical List 2007-13. She is on the national Scientific Advisory Board of both WomenHeart and Sister to Sister Have a Heart Foundation. She received the Coeur d’Or Award at the 2011 and 2012 American Heart Association Heart Ball.
 
She wrote the foreword for the book “Prevent a Second Heart Attack” by Dr. Janet Bond Brill released in February 2011 and a contributor to the Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking 11th Edition. Dr. Volgman also received the honor of being one of 100 women who make a difference in Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine 2011 and Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine 2013 100 Most Influential Women and top 25 Chicago’s Game Changers.
 
She is currently on the American Heart Association Metro and Midwest Affiliate Boards. She is also on the national American Heart Association Committee on Women and Special Populations.

 

Dr. Kim Allan Williams was born and raised in inner-city Chicago, and attended the College of The University of Chicago (1971 to 1975), followed by the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine (1975 to 1979), internal medicine residency at Emory University (1979 to 1982), and overlapping fellowships in Cardiology at the University of Chicago (1982 to 1985), Clinical Pharmacology (1984 to 1985), and Nuclear Medicine (1984 to 1986).  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
 
Dr. Williams joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1986, specializing in clinical cardiology, nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology.  He served as Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Director of Nuclear Cardiology at The University of Chicago School of Medicine until 2010.  Among numerous awards and honors for his teaching in the medical school, residencies and fellowships, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in 2008.
 
In 2010, he became the Dorothy Susan Timmis Endowed Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Chairman of the Division of Cardiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.  At Wayne State, he has started the Urban Cardiology Initiative – a program of education of physicians on disparities in healthcare, primary school education on cardiovascular health and community health screening in inner city Detroit.  In November, 2013 he returned to Chicago as the James B. Herrick Endowed Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center.
 
Dr. Williams has published numerous peer reviewed articles, monographs, book chapters, editorials, and review articles in the field of nuclear cardiology and minority health issues, with emphasis on education and innovations in perfusion imaging and quantitation of ventricular function. His research interests include selective adenosine receptor agonists, fluorinated perfusion PET imaging, health care disparities and payment policy, and appropriate use of cardiac imaging.
 
Dr. Williams has served on numerous committees and boards at the national level, including the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the Certifying Board of Nuclear Cardiology, the Certifying Board of Cardiac Computed Tomography, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC).  He also served on the Cardiovascular Disease Examination Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM-CV) until 2012.  He currently serves at the Vice President of the ACC for 2013-14, and is slated to serve as ACC President-Elect in 2014 and ACC President in 2015.
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1725 W. Harrison St.
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