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 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago

Douglas E. Vaughan, MD


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Office Phone: 312-695-4965

Clinical Interests

Regenerative Medicine, Hypercoaguable States, Ischemic Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Atherosclerosis Prevention, Lipid Disorders

Education and Training

Medical Education:

University of Texas-Southwestern 1981


Parkland Health and Hospital System 1983


Brigham and Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School 1987

Board Certification

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

Locations and Directions

675 N. St. Clair
Galter 19-100
Chicago, IL 60611 312-695-4965


Douglas E. Vaughan, MD, is the Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He also serves as Physician in Chief of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Prior to moving to Northwestern in June 2008, he was Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, C. Sidney Burwell Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and Physician in Chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr Vaughan earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and trained in internal medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, where he was also Chief Medical Resident. He trained in cardiology as a fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and completed additional post-doctoral training at the Center for Thrombosis and Vascular Research, University of Leuven, Belgium. Dr Vaughan is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Councils for High Blood Pressure Research and Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology of the American Heart Association. He has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the Association of University Cardiologists. His research program includes basic, translational and clinical research focused on the role of the plasminogen activator system in cardiovascular disease.


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