Alexandru B. Chicos, MD is an attending cardiologist specializing in cardiac electrophysiology and the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His interests include prevention of sudden death; cardiac resynchronization; catheter ablation for complex arrhythmias, such as ventricular tachycardia, post-maze atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation; balloon cryoablation; epicardial ablation of ventricular tachycardia; and screening, diagnosis and prevention of sudden death in patients with cardiac sarcoidosis.
Dr. Chicos completed his internal medicine residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and his cardiology fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then completed a combined research and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Northwestern University.
His bibliography includes several book chapters and original research articles. He has presented multiple research abstracts at national meetings. Dr. Chicos was selected as a finalist for the Samuel A. Levine Young Investigator Award at the November, 2008 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions for his research of the autonomic nervous system effects on the heart.
As the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Dr. Chicos has a busy clinical practice with a broad range of clinical and research interests in the field of Heart Rhythm Disorders. He is an active member of the Heart Rhythm Society, and he has been and continues to be active in research in multiple areas, including multicenter clinical trials and the multicenter cardiac sarcoidosis registry. His goal in caring for each patient is to provide the best advice and the most appropriate and effective treatment, while placing the patient's unique medical situation and needs first.