Jose C. Mendez, MD, is medical co-director of the Heart Failure, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Rush University Medical Center.
Mendez came to Rush from Aurora-St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, where he served as the medical administrative director of heart transplantation. Before that, he was acting medical co-director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program at Loyola University Medical Center and a Loyola faculty cardiologist for more than eight years.
After earning his medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, Mendez completed a transitional internship year at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, an affiliate of Rush Medical College. Next he completed an internal medicine residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, an affiliate of the University of Illinois. He later received fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and remained a cardiology faculty member through 1995.
Mendez is involved in advanced heart failure research, investigational mechanical circulatory support device trials and clinical transplantation. Board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and critical care medicine, Mendez is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Society of Transplant Physicians, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the Heart Failure Society of America.
Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at Rush University Medical Center