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Cardiologists at Rush Among Top Heart Doctors

CHICAGO – Fifteen cardiac specialists at Rush University Medical Center are highlighted as “Chicago’s Top Cardiologists” in Chicago magazine’s June 2018 issue. 

In an article called “How to Mend a Broken Heart,” the magazine lists 138 cardiologists in the six-county Chicago metro area who have been recommended by their physician peers.

The cardiac experts from Rush were named top doctors in five specialties, including cardiac electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and thoracic and cardiac surgery.

The following cardiologists from Rush are included in the article:


  • Dr. Kousik Krishnan, director of the Arrhythmia Device Clinic
  • Dr. Richard G. Trohman, section chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiovascular Disease

Interventional Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Dr. Patroklos (Pat) Pappas, medical director of the cardiac service line
  • Dr. Michael A. Bresticker, attending cardiac surgeon
  • Dr. Michel N. Ilbawi, attending pediatric cardiac surgeon