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Northwestern Medicine Radio Launches Two Weeks of Original Programming

Northwestern Memorial Hospital December 08, 2014

Gift from patient to heart surgeon celebrates 10 years of Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

CHICAGO, IL – Northwestern Medicine physicians from more than a dozen specialties will share their latest research news and tips for healthy living during two weeks of original radio programming airing in Chicago.

NM Radio can be heard on 103.9 FM during the popular morning rush and evening drive hours of 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m., weekdays beginning Monday, Dec. 8 through Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. 

A former patient of Patrick McCarthy, MD, executive director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, donated the airtime to Northwestern Medicine as a way to thank McCarthy for performing a successful mitral valve repair more than a decade ago. Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, the top ranked cardiovascular program in Illinois and the surrounding states for seven consecutive years, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014-15.

“At Northwestern and the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, we’re always looking for innovative ways to help our patients,” said McCarthy, who is also Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s chief of cardiac surgery and the Heller-Sacks Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “The radio interviews are a unique way to get out a wide range of topics to our local community about different patient-focused initiatives.”

In addition to a full range of cardiovascular topics, listeners can hear Terrance Peabody, MD, chair of orthopaedic surgery, talk about Northwestern’s new Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care; Leonidas Platanias, MD/PhD, director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Care Center talk about exciting advances in cancer treatment; and Tanya Simuni, MD, director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center, talk about the latest Parkinson’s research, among dozens of other recorded NM Radio segments.

Clyde Yancy, MD, Northwestern’s chief of cardiology and associate director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, interviewed more than two dozen Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute physicians on a variety of cardiology, cardiac and vascular surgery innovations.

“We listen to our patients every day and developed content that reflected common questions we hear across all different fields of medicine, questions like ‘What is chest pain?’ ‘Why take a statin?’ and ‘How can I prevent heart disease?,” said Yancy, who is also Magerstadt Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “NM Radio is another way we are partnering with Chicagoans to help boost the health of everyone in the city.”

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital 312.926.0755