NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute

First, evaluate all the facts. Then, look at the hospital philosophy. Finally, look at the people who are there and who will be taking care of you. I had confidence in the doctors at NorthShore and their assistants. I felt like I was getting the right responses very quickly, and I knew I would receive the highest quality care. ~ Salman Bokhari of Hong Kong, a heart bypass surgery patient who selected NorthShore because of the international reputation of its heart specialists and its outstanding outcomes.

Funding from NorthShore Foundation helps Dr. Ted Feldman develop new treatments for cardiac-related illnesses.

Every 35 seconds, someone dies from cardiovascular disease, a condition that affects more than 70 million Americans and continues to be the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. To address this major health threat, NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute offers comprehensive, coordinated care from prevention through cardiac rehabilitation and advances research efforts to find better ways to diagnose and treat patients with cardiovascular disease.

Collaboration Key to Cardiovascular Care

NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute brings together a multidisciplinary team of internationally renowned clinical cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons. NorthShore has pioneered advanced cardiac catheterization techniques to help fight heart disease and is a world leader in treating leaking mitral heart valves, which control the flow of blood through the heart, with catheter-based therapy. Ted Feldman, MD, NorthShore’s interventional cardiologist, pioneered many of the now-standard procedures and therapies related to the diagnosis and treatment of adults with cardiac problems.

Making a Difference through Philanthropy

Patient Salman Bokhari prospered due to the high-quality care he received at NorthShore and from philanthropic support that improves patient care and advances scientific discoveries. In fact, philanthropy has been integral to helping NorthShore pioneer new frontiers in medicine to improve the breadth, depth and quality of patient care, academic medical education and research services we collectively provide to the communities throughout northern Illinois and beyond.

Philanthropy allows NorthShore cardiologists to pursue basic science and translational research, recruit and train the next generation of cardiologists through our affiliation with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, provide educational materials to patients, first responders and the community at large and provides social services to help patients coordinate service and cope with the emotional and financial costs of their care. Nowhere is the impact of philanthropy more evident than in the high-quality cardiovascular care services we provide throughout our communities.

Moving forward, philanthropy will make a critical difference in clinical research initiatives, such as continuing to develop and refine the MitraClip® and Watchman® devices and finding new ways to diagnose and treat heart disease.

To learn more about how you can support the NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute and its related programs to make a difference and transform lives, please contact Walt Cody, Director of Philanthropy, at 224.364.7204 or give online

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