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 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago

Kara Howell, APN/C-NP


Advanced Practice Nurse - Nurse Practitioner


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): Bradley University, Peoria, IL - 1994
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI - 1997
Post-Master's (Nurse Practitioner): University of Rochester, Rochester, NY - 2001


Registered Nurse (RN), Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)

Clinical Focus:

Cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure and heart transplant

Contact Information:

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute 1-866-662-8467 (toll free)

Biographical Sketch:

Kara is a nurse practitioner with the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Center for Heart Failure. She works with the inpatient Heart Failure Team.

Kara received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She then worked in critical care before going on to complete her graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Rochester in New York. She is certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

Kara joined the team at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in November 2005. She has a special interest in heart transplantation and cardiovascular disease in women. She is a member of the Heart Failure Society of America and has served on the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Standard Setting Panel.