Robert Gottschalk, ND, APN/C-NP
Advanced Practice Nurse - Nurse Practitioner
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BA): University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL - 1982
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): Northwestern University, Chicago, IL - 1985
Nursing Doctorate in Family and Community Health (ND), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP): Rush University, Chicago, IL - 1999
Registered Nurse, First Assist (RNFA): St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, IL - 2002
Registered Nurse (RN), Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Heart failure and heart transplant
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute 1-866-662-8467 (toll free)
Robert has been working in the healthcare field for many years in a variety of different roles. After spending over 15 years at the bedside working with the critically ill at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the University of Chicago in a variety of intensive care settings, he now has chosen to focus his expertise in the outpatient arena as a Nurse Practitioner. He joined the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in October 2005. As a nurse practitioner for the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, Robert now focuses on helping heart failure and heart transplant patients to maintain an independent and healthy lifestyle.
Robert's studies began at the University of Illinois in Chicago, earning a BA in psychology with an emphasis in physiological psychology. After a short stint in basic scientific research, Robert returned to school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern University, followed by a Doctorate in Family and Community Health from Rush University, as well as becoming a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. In addition, Robert is currently pursuing a master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine.