Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Clinical Activities and Outcomes Report 2010Transforming the Future of Medicine
A Message from Our Director, Patrick M. McCarthy, MD

Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute is a nationally recognized program that delivers highly specialized cardiovascular care. In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked our Cardiology and Heart Surgery program 16th in the nation and ranked Northwestern Memorial Hospital
No. 1 in the Chicago metro region.


To meet the needs of patients, families and the community, we have expanded cardiovascular services to include Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital in the northern suburbs. Through an affiliation between Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest, we provide a seamless integration of care between services at both hospitals.


Division of Cardiac Surgery
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

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