Jonathan D. Rich, MD, is a Cardiologist at Northwestern Medicine, a member of the Northwestern Memorial Faculty Foundation and the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. He specializes in the care of patients with advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, ventricular assist devices or LVADs, and those in need of heart transplantation. He is also the Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Northwestern.
Dr. Rich’s education began at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with University Honors/Summa Cum Laude. He attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He then completed his internal medicine residency training at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he received the Harvard Medical School Resident Teaching Award. Finally, he completed both his cardiovascular and advanced heart failure/transplant fellowship training at the University of Chicago where he also served as the Chief Cardiology Fellow.
Dr. Rich has broad research interests within the fields of heart failure, transplant, and mechanical circulatory support and is actively involved in both single- and multi-center clinical trials. His primary areas of interest in research include right ventricular dysfunction from a variety of causes (including pulmonary hypertension and in the LVAD supported patient) as well as improving clinical outcomes in patients with heart failure and those treated with mechanical circulatory support. He has published numerous research abstracts, manuscripts, reviews, and book chapters and is regularly invited to present his research at national and international meetings.
Dr. Rich is a member of the Heart Failure Society of America, the International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation, and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute. He also serves as a peer reviewer for many medical journals including Circulation, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation.
Dr. Rich’s practice philosophy is simple: Every patient is unique and requires an individualized, compassionate approach to achieving the highest level of care possible. He considers it a privilege to practice medicine and loves helping to take care of patients and their families.