Courtesy Sonja Vogel
Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center recently welcomed six new physicians from the esteemed Chicago Cardiology Institute (CCI) to the Hospital Medical Staffs.
"We are very excited at this new partnership with Chicago Cardiology Institute," says William A. Brown, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center. "CCI, Westlake Hospital, and West Suburban Medical Center share the same commitment to providing high quality care combined with the latest technology to care for our patients' hearts."
Joining the current Cardiology team at Westlake and West Suburban Medical Center are:
Parag Doshi, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Dr. Doshi is the Founding Directory of Chicago Cardiology Institute. He is a faculty member of many cardiovascular conferences, and he also serves as a proctor for physicians in hands on courses for chronic total occlusions (CTO) and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Doshi specializes in complex coronary and peripheral interventions. He has performed thousands of invasive procedures including endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid stenting, ASD/PFO closures, chronic total occlusion re-canalizations and endovascular laser treatments for venous insufficiency.
Aasita Patel, MD
Prior to joining Chicago Cardiology Institute, Dr. Patel served as the Chief Cardiology Fellow at the University of Florida-Jacksonville where she also completed her Cardiology fellowship. She also served as the Chief Medical Resident for West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. Dr. Patel received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine where she also completed her residency. Her areas of interest include women's heart health, echocardiography and nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Patel is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.
Pablo F. Soto, MD
Before joining Chicago Cardiology Institute, Dr. Soto served as an Assistant Professor in Medicine and Radiology in the Cardiovascular Division at the Washington University School of Medicine where he also conducted research on the effects of aging and exercise on cardiac metabolism. Dr. Soto completed his Cardiovascular Disease fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, and a General Surgery residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital of New York City. He received his Medical Degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. His areas of interest include non-invasive imaging of the heart, including echocardiography, cardiac CTA and nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Soto is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology.
Jeffrey Freihage, MD
Dr. Freihage is a graduate from the Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the Loyola University Medical Center where he continues to participate as a Clinical Assistant Professor. With his extensive training in Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular disease his interventional procedures include coronary interventions, peripheral interventions including: carotid stenting, and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology.
Mark Metzl, MD
Dr. Metzl completed his training with an extensive 2 year Cardiac Electrophysiology fellowship program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He completed his Cardiovascular Fellowship and his Internal Medicine residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of interest include: cardiac electrophysiology, catheter ablation, arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and syncope. Dr. Metzl is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology.
Ankush Goel, MD
Dr. Goel came to Chicago Cardiology Institute after completing his Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center. He also completed his fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Heart Failure/Heart Transplant at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of interest include: Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular disease, interventional procedures include coronary interventions, peripheral interventions including: carotid stenting, and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Dr. Goel is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease.
About Cardiovascular Services at Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center:
Westlake Hospital, located at 1225 W. Lake Street in Melrose Park, and West Suburban Medical Center, located at 3 Erie Court in Oak Park, offer a wide variety of outpatient and inpatient cardiovascular services provided by highly skilled cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and staff using state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosing and treating heart problems.
Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center are Accredited Stroke Centers and designated 24-hour Emergency (STEMI) Hospitals. Both Hospitals have 24-hour cardiac catheterization labs, offer minimally invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular services, and offer a variety of community education and health screening programs. Westlake Hospital also boasts a 20,000 square-foot, full-service fitness center and the latest technology in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease with the three-dimensional imaging of the GE LightSpeed 64-Slice CT system. West Suburban Medical Center has Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). Bridging cardiology services for the two Hospitals is a comprehensive cardiac rehab center offered at the River Forest Medical Campus, located at 7411 W. Lake Street, in River Forest.
To find a cardiologist, patients can call the toll-free physician referral service at 866-938-7256.