James D. Flaherty, MD
- Critical Care Medicine
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Practice Focus Areas
- Angioplasty and Stents
- Cardiac Catheterization
- Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO)
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- Transcatheter Mitral Valve Therapy
- Transcatheter Valve Therapy
- Medical Education:
MD, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - 1999
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2002
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2005McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2006
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology (Certified)
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease (Certified)
- American Board of Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology (Certified)
Faculty ProfileAssociate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine
Practice Groups and Affiliations
- Medical Group:
- Northwestern Medical Group
- Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
- On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Ratings and Reviews
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Reviews from Patients
Reviews from Patients
June 29, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. James Flaherty is genuinely warm n friendly n speaks in terms you can understand. My relationship with him began in 2013. He has been my Doctor through several procedures. He is always available to answer any concerns n he relays info n opinions in a non threatening manner. I can’t recommend him enough.
June 12, 20225.0 star star star star star
He is very likable and personable. He engages you and asks questions about you and your family. Makes you feel you are nor just another sick person. He is honest and frank and explains what is going on thoroughly.
February 26, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. Flaherty could not have been nicer during my session with him and gave me a very positive report. I'm certain that he would relate well to any other patient to whom he had to give a less positive report.
February 22, 20225.0 star star star star star
Dr. James D Flaherty is one of the most down to earth, sincere and kind doctors I've ever met. He is professional yet very friendly and explains things completely and with words a layman can understand. I feel he is extremely current and knowledgeable and perhaps that is why he is the Director of his department. Can't say enough or well he is thought of...Additionally, Dr. Flaherty spent as much time as I needed and did not rush through our meeting. So very grateful ...
October 29, 20214.0 star star star star star_border
He addressed all my questions thoroughly and professionally. I am disappointed neither he, the nurse intervened on my behalf to get my INR through Coumadin Clinic to give me dosing instructions.
July 20, 20215.0 star star star star star
Dr. Flaherty exemplifies all the sterling qualities I mentioned above. Moreover, he asked numerous good questions and LISTENED to the answers -- as opposed to my first cardiologist (1990s) in Indiana, whom I had to fire. Dr. F listened very carefully to my heart, and offered a reasonable hypothesis as to why my CAD symptoms have manifested much worse recently than they did in 2020. He also (TENTATIVELY) recommended skipping costly unnecessary stress-testing and progressing straight to angiography. And he chose angiography over open-heart surgery -- which I do not want to endure a second time.
Consulting / Related Activities
Faculty member engaged in activities such as speaking, advising, consulting, or providing educational programs for the following companies or other entities
- COMPLEX PCI 2021 Virtual
- Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Asia Pacific (TCTAP)
External Professional Relationships
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