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George T. Kondos, MD., Division Chief

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I am pleased that you are considering our fellowship program. The University of Illinois has been moving medicine forward for the benefit of the people of Illinois since 1859. What was previously known as the University of Illinois Medical Center is now part of a system that brings together U of I's vast health sciences resources into one powerful organization. The new name for our unified health enterprise is The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.

                Our hospital, seven health sciences colleges and research scientists are now under one banner. By sharing one vision, we can better provide the benefits of our research, the knowledge of our faculty physicians and the advantage of advanced technology to every trainee and patient who walks through our doors.                                                                                                                                                                                     

Chicago is a city with some of the best healthcare in the world. Unfortunately there are communities right outside our door where people aren't getting the healthcare they need. National health care disparities have been extensively documented, and mechanisms for the disparities are also well known. The crying need is for solutions. Changing these disparities is a critical mission for the University of Illinois health enterprise, and we have set ambitious goals. Through patient care, education of new medical professionals, research into diseases and conditions that afflict specific populations, and elevating our presence in local communities, we will provide access to high quality, personalized health care to those who need it most.                                                  

                In order to help further the Universities mission, the division of Cardiology is committed to providing the finest training to our next generation of cardiovascular specialists.  Our strong and unwavering commitment to education and research is supported by a major university hospital and the largest medical school in the country.  The clinical mission of the program is directed by a distinguished faculty whose training and expertise places them at the forefront of contemporary cardiology.                                                                                         

                In addition to training at the University Medical Center, our fellows have the unique opportunity to also participate in the care of patients at the Jesse Brown VA hospital and Christ Medical Center, the highest volume cardiac care centers in Illinois.                                                                                                                                 

                Our commitment to education is reflected in the training provided to our fellows, residents and students. Our fellows benefit from a rich didactic program and from clinical experiences which enhances our educational mission. A Cardiovascular Teaching Center which incorporates “Harvey” a cardiology patient simulator is also available.                                                                                                                                                       

Clinical and basic research opportunities are integral to the educational process, and all fellows have a substantial period of protected research time which is designed to facilitate their development as academic cardiologists. There are a wealth of clinical and basic research opportunities within the Division.

                This is an exciting time to be a part of the University of Illinois Health Sciences system. We have great confidence that the supportive environment provided by the University and the leadership within the Department of Medicine will allow us to fulfill a very optimistic mission: To define the highest clinical, educational and research standards in our profession.  We are happy you are considering joining us.


THOMAS STAMOS, MD

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