Fellowship Program Overview

The goal of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System Heart Failure program is to provide outstanding patient care while developing and applying cutting edge technology and treatment approaches. We utilize a multidisciplinary disease management approach to care of patients with early to advanced stage heart failure. Our program strives to meet our patients medical and non-medical needs, employing a team of nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers and physicians trained in the management of heart failure.

A comprehensive inpatient program also exists to assure Heart Failure patients receive the highest quality, most cost efficient care. Highlights of the inpatient program include the following:

  • Multidisciplinary approach led by a Heart Failure nurse practitioner in collaboration with Heart Failure physicians
  • Optimization of guideline recommended medical management
  • Access to advanced treatment options
  • Intensive patient education with special emphasis on adherence and self-care management
  • Assure early follow-up after discharge through clinic, home-based visits and telephone support
  • Psychosocial support to patients and family and/or caregiver

In addition to applying the most advanced technology and treatment to patients care, we pursue an active research program in both clinical and translational sciences. Our group is pursuing a pharmacogenomics approach in an effort to provide personalized heart failure therapy.

Contact Information

Program Director: Gregory Macaluso, MD
Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Training Program

Associate Program Director: Sunil Pauwaa, MD
Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship Training Program

Fellowship Program Coordinator: Kari Krauss
Phone: 312.996.9086

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