Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Clinical Activities and Outcomes Report 2009Transforming the Future of Medicine
A Message from Our Director, Patrick M. McCarthy, MD

In 2004 when the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern was created, we set out to build a nationally recognized program that delivered safe and highly specialized cardiovascular care. Now, five years later, our superior outcomes and stellar reputation have allowed us to become a world-class provider of cardiac and vascular care.

In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked our Heart and Heart Surgery program 14th
in the nation. This external recognition is important, but it is what we do for our patients every day that makes us proud.


Division of Cardiac Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Heller-Sacks Professor of Surgery
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine