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Charles J. Davidson, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. Davidson is a member of the cardiology department with a several areas of expertise, from coronary angioplasty, valvular heart disease and adult congenital heart disease. He is a professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, chief of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, director of the Interventional Cardiology Program and medical director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute.

After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Davidson completed his internship and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He went on to complete a cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. He was an assistant professor of Medicine and associate director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Duke before coming to Northwestern.

Dr. Davidson has been the cardiology principal investigator for numerous National Institutes of Health and industry sponsored trials including the BARI 2D study. He has published over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts. He has authored the chapter on cardiac catheterization in the last five editions of Braunwald's Textbook of Heart Disease.

Dr. Davidson received the Jacques M. Smith, MD, Distinguished Physician in Medicine Award. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.

Board certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, and interventional cardiology, Dr. Davidson's special interests include drug eluting stents, transcatheter valve therapy, coronary artery interventions in diabetics, percutaneous closure devices, and balloon valvuloplasty.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine - 1982
  • Residency
    Northwestern Mcgaw / Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 1985
  • Fellowship
    Duke University Medical Center - 1988

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

PRIMARY LOCATION


Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 19-100

Chicago, IL 60611

312-664-3278
Monday
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SECONDARY LOCATION


Northwestern Medical Group

800 N. Westmoreland Rd.

#102

Lake Forest, IL 60045

847-735-8550
Monday
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Angioplasty
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Stents
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Interventions
  • Structural Heart Disease
  • Transcatheter Heart Valve Therapy
  • Valvular Heart Disease

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice Supervalu PPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • HealthLink
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus