Dr. Ardehali is a cardiologist on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a member of the Northwestern Memorial Faculty Foundation, an associate professor of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry and the chair of the Admissions Committee for the MD/PhD program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and his clinical interests include cardiovascular genetics, coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndrome and preventive cardiology.
Dr. Ardehali also serves as the director of the Program for Cardiovascular Genetics at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern. This program provides comprehensive diagnostic and genetic testing, treatments, and counseling for individuals with a family history or at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
An accomplished researcher, Dr. Ardehali’s basic science interests include the role of mitochondria and metabolic enzymes in cardiovascular disease. He has received numerous awards, including the American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) Young Investigator Award, the Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Award, GlaxoSmithKline International Competitive Grant Awards for Young Investigators, and the Schweppe Foundation Award. He is a fellow of the AHA and the American College of Cardiology. He serves on numerous AHA committees, including the AHA BCVS leadership committee, AHA Scientific Publishing Committee and chairs the AHA Communications Committee, and the AHA National Speaker Program Education Committee. Dr. Ardehali is the founder and coordinator of the Chicago Mitochondrial Club, a society for scientists interested in mitochondrial research. He serves on the editorial board of Circulation Research. He has published more than 30 manuscripts in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology, American Journal of Cardiology, and Circulation Research. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Health, American Cancer Society and AHA, among others.
Dr. Ardehali attended medical school at Vanderbilt University where he obtained his MD and PhD as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program. He went on to complete his internship, residency and fellowship in cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.