Dr Allen Anderson Joins Northwestern's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

Shelley Wood

May 14, 2013

Chicago, IL — Dr Allen Anderson is the new medical director of the advanced heart-failure program and director of network development at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern University.

Anderson comes to Northwestern from the University of Chicago.

"Allen adds to our growing capabilities as a clinical center of excellence, a dedicated site for clinical investigation, and a reference point of education regarding all facets of heart failure," Northwestern chief of cardiology Dr Clyde Yancy told heartwire . "We started with a very solid core group and now, with the addition of Dr Anderson and others to come, we are poised to become the class-leading center of national scope that our patients deserve."

Dr Allen Anderson

Anderson received his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta and did his residency and fellowships at NYU and Columbia University, respectively. He is leaving behind his roles as director of heart-failure management and director of cardiac rehabilitation at the University of Chicago.

"I am excited to work closely with Dr Yancy and to join a distinguished faculty of physicians in an institutionally valued, stable cardiology division that has rapidly ascended to national prominence, thanks to a history of strong leadership," Anderson told heartwire in an email. "I look forward to developing networks of care and working with a group of distinguished surgeons via the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute that will provide convenient, high-quality care to patients with complex cardiac problems, especially advanced heart failure."


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