Paul Goetz, Ph.D, is an assistant professor of Surgery in Cardiac Behavioral Medicine at the Bluhm Cardivascular Institute and an assistant professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cardiac psychology. He works with cardiac patients on psychological issues related to their cardiac health, including anxiety before and after surgery, post-surgical depression, anxiety about implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), and health behavior changes. Dr. Ggoetz utilizes cognitive behavioral techniquest to address anxiety and depression symptoms, emotional adjustment after surgery, health behavior changes, and improving the overall quality of life for patients with cardiac issues. His research has examined the psychophysiological relationship between anxiety and cardiovascular disease, as well as psychological factors involved in the VAD and transplant populations.