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Raja Kannan Mutharasan, MD, Cardiology, Chicago, IL, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Raja KannanMutharasanMD

Cardiology Chicago, IL

Associate Professor of Medicine-Cardiology, Northwestern University Medical School

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Summary

  • I'm a board certified cardiologist. My clinical area of focus is the transitional care of heart failure patients. I am the director of the heart failure bridge and transition (BAT) team at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

    Clinically I attend in the cardiac care unit (CCU), the general cardiology wards, the general medicine wards, the cardiology consultation service, and have office hours Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons.

    My research work is in health services and clinical outcomes, focused on continuously improving high-quality care for heart failure patients. Our group collaborates strongly with the Kellogg School of Management to improve heart failure operations by identifying and overcoming hurdles in the delivery of care.

Education & Training

  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityFellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 2005 - 2010
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityResidency, Internal Medicine, 2003 - 2006
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityClass of 2003
  • Northwestern University McCormick School of EngineeringBS, Evanston, IL, Cum Laude, 1995 - 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2003 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Roy Patterson Award Winner 2017
  • Joost Award Winner Feinberg School of Medicine, 2015
  • Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity Aaron Brown Lecture 2015
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • HDL Efflux Capacity, HDL Particle Size and High-Risk Carotid Atherosclerosis in a Cohort of Asymptomatic Older Adults: The Chicago Healthy Aging Study  
    Mutharasan RK, Thaxton CS, Berry J, Daviglus ML, Yuan C, Sun J, Ayers C, Lloyd-Jones DM, Wilkins JT, J Lipid Res, 1/1/2017
  • High-Density Lipoproteins for Therapeutic Delivery Systems  
    Mutharasan RK, Foit L, Thaxton CS, J. Mater. Chem. B Mater Biol Med., 1/14/2016
  • Nanoparticle Targeting and Cholesterol Flux Through Scavenger Receptor Type B-1 Inhibits Cellular Exosome Uptake  
    Plebanek MP, Mutharasan RK, Volpert O, Matov A, Gatlin JC, Thaxton CS, Sci. Rep., 1/1/2015
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Books/Book Chapters

Abstracts/Posters

  • Exertional Chest Pain and Dynamic ST_Segment Changes in a Pregnant Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
    RB Patel, RK Mutharasan, M Mendelson, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 1/1/2017
  • Impact of Multidisciplinary Heart Failure Transitional Care Interventions on Disparities in 30-Day Readmission Rates.
    V Valencia, P Kansal, H Alphs Jackson, R Fortman, A Vlcek, A Anderson, C Davidson, N Soulakis, C Yancy, RK Mutharasan, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 1/1/2017
  • Heart Failure Care Transitions: Queuing Theory-based Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Outpatient Clinic Capacity Sizing.
    RK Mutharasan, P Kansal, H Alphs Jackson, A Anderson, M Abecassis, C Davidson, G Noskin, I Gurvich, J van Mieghem, C Yancy, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 1/1/2017
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Lectures

  • "Who Pays for the Infrastructure?" 
    Washington, DC - 1/1/2017
  • "Lessons Learned: Our Approach to the Heart Failure Bundle." 
    1/1/2017
  • "The Stage C Patient: Addressing Readmissions Using a Systems Approach - Solving the Problem?" 
    1/1/2016
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Other

Grant Support

  • The Role Of Microrna-210 In The Hypoxia Response Of CardiomyocytesNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute2011
  • The Role Of Microrna-210 In The Hypoxia Response Of CardiomyocytesNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute2009–2010

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations