Cardiology

Cardiology

Since its founding, the Creighton University School of Medicine Division of Cardiology has been a leader in the fields of cardiovascular research, clinical education, early detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Key accomplishments for the division include:

  • Clinical cardiovascular fellowships
  • Interventional cardiovascular fellowships
  • One of the most extensive experiences with radial catheterization in the U.S.
  • A world-class computer assisted arrhythmia monitoring system
  • Dedication to population health with smoking cessation, lipid, and dietary clinics and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Extensive preclinical and clinical research to better understand the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease, management and prevention

Overview

The faculty provide inpatient and outpatient clinical services at CUMC, BMMC, IMC Lakeside Medical Center, Midlands Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center Council Bluffs and the VA Medial Center. In addition, the faculty and fellows travel to 8 different rural hospitals approximately 70 times each month. The clinical cardiovascular fellows, interventional fellows, students and residents interact with faculty in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Inpatient academic services include CUMC, Bergan Mercy Medical Center and the VA Medical Center. Outpatient settings include the Cardiac Center, VA Medical Center and select rural clinics.

The division hosts a bi-monthly journal club and provides didactics for our fellows and internal medicine and family medicine residents, lectures for the IDC201-Cardiovascular Systems course, supervises small groups and clinical skills exams and participates in Grand Rounds.

The faculty and fellows regularly present abstracts and posters at international, national, and regional academic and clinical society meetings. In recognition of their clinical excellence, dedication to education and scholarly activity, divisional faculty and fellows have received many Department of Medicine and School of Medicine awards for outstanding performance and scholarly efforts.

Mission

To continue as a leader in cardiovascular education, research and therapy; To maintain uninterrupted access to our services by both referring physicians and patients; To provide cardiovascular care that is clinically effective, convenient and cost effective; To never sacrifice quality care for cost considerations.

Vision

The Cardiac Center views itself as an equal partner with referring physicians, other healthcare professionals, patients and their families in providing the highest quality cardiovascular research, education and therapy. The Center recognizes the importance of the role and skills of the primary physician in delivering high quality care and will continually strive toward effective communication and education to enhance their role.