Heart and Vascular Experts

Annabelle Santos Volgman, MD

Cardiology | Women’s Heart Health 
Annabelle Santos Volgman is director of the RUSH Heart Center for Women and a prominent leader of the Go Red for Women movement. She is active in the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology and is a frequent lecturer nationally and locally. 

Media Clips:
New report details high heart disease risk in South Asians in U.S.
What goes into a Mediterranean diet, and how to get started 
Women and heart disease: the facts you should know


Annabelle Santos Volgman, MD

Daniel Luger, MD

Preventive Cardiology | Heart and Vascular Care

Daniel Luger is a cardiologist who specializes in preventing and treating heart and vascular disease. He leads a preventive cardiology center where he cares for patients who have risk factors for heart and vascular disease, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and sedentary lifestyle. He works with each individual to find solutions to improve their health and reduce their cardiovascular health risks.

Media clips:

Should Carrie Have Called 911 on ‘And Just Like That…?’

Chicago medical duo operating first-of-its-kind cardiac care prevention clinic

A Good Night's Sleep Can You Help Maintain Diet, Exercise Goals

Cold, snowy weather boosts risk of suffering heart attacks



Dr. Daniel Luger

Faisal Hasan, MD

Interventional Cardiology | Cardiovascular Disease

Faisal Hasan is the chief of cardiology at RUSH. His focus is on investigating outcomes in patients who have myocardial infarction and have coexisting polyvascular disease.


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Karolina Marinescu, MD

Advanced Heart Failure | Transplant Cardiology

Karolina Marinescu is a cardiologist at RUSH whose expertise includes cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure, heart disease in women and heart transplants.


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Parik S. Sharma, MD, MPH

Heart Rhythm Disorders | Electrophysiology

Parik Sharma is a cardiologist who specializes in managing rhythm disorders of the heart. He is a nationally recognized electrophysiologist and expert in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, including ablation and pacemaker implantation.  
Media Clips:

Doctor weighs in on Bills’ Damar Hamlin’s injury

The electrically broken heart has a new cure

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends cardiac screenings for children every 3 years 

Dr. Parik Sharma

Sean Swearingen, MD

Sports Cardiology

Sean Swearingen is a sports cardiology expert. His other clinical interests include coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, preventive cardiology and peripheral vascular disease.

Media clips:

Bronny James cardiac arrest shines light on importance of quick action

What could have caused Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest on field? Doctors weigh in


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