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Heart and vascular services at Rush University Medical Center comprise the full breadth of surgical and nonsurgical cardiovascular services, including prevention, treatment and research for heart-related conditions. Heart and vascular clinicians at Rush 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.

 
From prevention to diagnosis to treatment, heart and vascular experts at Rush provide comprehensive care for patients with heart disease or suspected heart disease.

 

MEET OUR TEAM

Specialty:  Adult Cardiac Surgery

                    Aortic Surgery
 

  

Board Certification:  Surgery

                              Thoracic Surgery

  
Faculty Rank:  Assistant Professor
 

 

Medical Eduation: St. George’s University School of Medicine
                                 St. George’s, Grenada, West Indies
                                 Doctor of Medicine
                                 May 16, 1997
 
 
Residency: Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
                     University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
                     /Parkland Hospital
                     Dallas, Texas
                     July 2002 – June 2005
 
Fellowship:  Cardiac Transplantation/ Aortic Surgery
                  Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut

 

 

 

 

Specialty:
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Surgery
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center - Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Aneurysms, aortic
  • Aortic surgery
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Coronary bypass
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Mitral valve replacement
  • Peripheral bypass
  • Vascular surgery
Research Interests:
  • Prosthetic valves
  • Prolonging the function of coronary vein grafts

Specialty:
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Surgery
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center - Vascular Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Aneurysms, aortic
  • Aneurysms, peripheral
  • Aneurysms, thoracic
  • Angioplasty and stenting, cervical carotid
  • Aortic surgery
  • Arterial bypass
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Atherectomy
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Carotid endarterectomy and stenting
  • Endovascular procedures
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Peripheral vascular interventions
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular malformations
  • Vascular surgery
  • Venous ablation
  • Venous disease
Languages Spoken:
  • Hebrew

 

Specialty:
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Surgery
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Rush Medical College
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center - Surgery
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center - Vascular Surgery; Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery
  National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Clinical Expertise:
  • Aneurysms (thoracic, abdominal, peripheral)
  • Aortic root replacement, valve-sparing
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Carotid endarterectomy and stenting
  • Coronary bypass
  • Endoscopic vein harvest
  • Endovascular stent graft
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Off-pump coronary bypass
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • Transmyocardial laser revascularization
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular disease (arterial bypass, atherectomy)
Research Interests:
  • Myocardial angiogenesis
  • Patient management following TMR
  • Minimal access heart and vascular surgery
  • Artificial coronary conduits
  • Mitral valve chordal support and its influence on left ventricular geometry and function
  • Percutaneous valve repair and replacement

 

 

Specialty:
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Vascular Surgery
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - Surgery; Vascular Surgery
Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Clinical Expertise:
  • Aneurysms, aortic
  • Aneurysms, peripheral
  • Aneurysms, thoracic
  • Arterial bypass
  • Atherectomy
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Carotid artery surgery and treatment
  • Endovascular procedures
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular surgery
  • Venous disease

 

 

Specialty:
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: St. John's Medical College, India
Residency: Royal Darwin Hospital, Australia - General Surgery
  St. Vincent's Hospital, Australia - General Surgery
Fellowship: Austin Hospital, Australia - Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery
  Children's Hospital at Westmead, Australia - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Aortic surgery
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary bypass
  • Heart failure, advanced
  • Heart transplantation
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy
  • Reoperative surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Thoracoscopic surgery
  • Valve surgery
  • Ventricular assist devices
Research Interests:
  • Surgery for heart failure
  • Diastolic function and dysfunction
  • Extracardiac approaches to functional mitral valve disease
  • Topical therapy of the heart
Languages Spoken:
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Malayalam
  • Tamil

 

Specialty:
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgery
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: New Jersey Medical School
Residency: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center - Surgery
  Montefiore Medical Center - Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery
Fellowship: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York - Aortic Fellowship
  University of Louisville Hospital - Trauma
Clinical Expertise:
  • Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Thoracic endograft stenting
Research Interests:
  • Percutaneous aortic valve repair

Services

Cardiac & Vascular Services

Cardiac:
 
Vascular:
 
 
In addition to heart disease prevention and general cardiac care, the Heart and Vascular Program at Rush offers the following special programs:

 

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Rush University Medical Center
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building III
Suite 1156
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 563-2762
Fax: (312) 563-4388
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