Marla A. Mendelson, MD, is an attending cardiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her special interests include heart disease in women and heart disease during pregnancy. She holds the titles of medical director of the Program for Women's Cardiovascular Health and director of the Heart Disease and Pregnancy Program both of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. She founded and directs the largest program in Chicago for adults with congenital heart disease at Northwestern.
An associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Mendelson conducts research on heart disease during pregnancy, heart disease in women and adult congenital heart disease. She is a member of the Kathy Lewis Cardiology Fellows. She directs a yearly symposium about cardiovascular disease in women for the community and health professionals. She has lectured nationally on heart disease in pregnancy and adult congenital heart disease.
Dr. Mendelson graduated from Loyola University Medical School in 1982. She went on to complete her internship and residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago and a fellowship at the Feinberg School of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.