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Krannert Institute of Cardiology
The physician educators in the cardiovascular program at IU School of Medicine are recognized throughout the world for their expertise in taking care of the most complex cardiovascular problems, but the Krannert Institute of Cardiology is equally focused on prevention and early detection.
Led by Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, the Krannert Institute of Cardiology physicians and scientists work in clinical and basic research to make sure patients receive the most advanced treatments. These faculty cardiologists offer expertise in the full range of heart and blood vessel problems, and treatments range from lifestyle modification to implanted heart-assist devices and transplantation. Specialized programs include heart rhythm disorder ablation and pacemaker and defibrillator implantation, coronary and peripheral vascular angioplasty, cardiomyopathy and advanced heart failure treatments, and heart valve disorders. Many of the institute’s advanced clinical programs are situated at the IU Health Cardiovascular Center.
Tradition of Excellence
The Krannert Institute of Cardiology was founded in 1963 through the generous support of Herman and Elnora Krannert and the visionary leadership of its founding director, Dr. Charles Fisch. The goal for this specialty division at IU School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine has always been excellence in cardiovascular health through patient care, education, and research.
The Krannert Institute of Cardiology professional staff includes 53 cardiologists, 8 PhD investigators, 12 post-doctoral fellows and 31 support staff. The division’s ACGME-accredited training programs include 21 cardiovascular disease fellows that span 4 subspecialty areas including Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Advanced Heart Care.
- Advanced Cardiac Imaging
- Preventative Cardiology
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Vascular Medicine
- Atrial Ablation
- Ventricular Ablation
- Advanced Heart Failure
- Transplant Cardiology
- Mechanical Circulatory Support
- Pulmonary Hypertension
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Inherited Heart Disease
The Krannert Institute of Cardiology at IU School of Medicine offers Continuing Medical Education at local, regional and national levels. This includes weekly conferences at the Krannert Institute as well as an annual cardiology update for primary care physicians. A major highlight is the annual Joan and Douglas Zipes Visiting Professor program.