Dr. Gregory Mishkel named to the Allstate Foundation/Judson B. Branch Chair of Cardiology

  • L to R - JP Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, NorthShore University HealthSystem;  Gregory J. Mishkel, MD;  Theodore Mazzone, MD, Louise W. Coon Chair of Medicine

    L to R - JP Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, NorthShore University HealthSystem; Gregory J. Mishkel, MD; Theodore Mazzone, MD, Louise W. Coon Chair of Medicine

Updated 12/11/2019 7:28 AM

December 10, 2019 -- Evanston, Ill. -- NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) has named Gregory Mishkel, MD, MBA, as the Allstate Foundation/Judson B. Branch Chair of Cardiology, an endowed chair generously established by the Allstate Foundation in 1972 in honor of Allstate's fifth chairman and CEO, Judson B. Branch. An endowed chair represents the highest level of prestige at academic medical institutions and honors excellence in care, research and medical education. Dr. Mishkel -- who assumed the chair effective July 1, 2019 -- is the third chair holder, following Timothy A. Sanborn, MD (appointed in 2001) and Jorge F. Saucedo MD, MBA (appointed in 2013).

Dr. Mishkel joined NorthShore in January 2019 as the Division Head of Cardiology, Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Physician Vice President of Cardiology Operations. He also holds the academic appointment, Clinical Professor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Toronto where he also did his internal medicine internship and residency. He completed his cardiology fellowship at McMaster University followed by a clinical research fellowship in cardiology at Toronto General Hospital and an interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. In 2019, Dr. Mishkel received his MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and the American College of Chest Physicians.


"In addition to his national reputation for clinical excellence in interventional cardiology, Dr. Mishkel is an active educator and researcher," said Ted Mazzone, MD, the Louise W. Coon Chair, Department of Medicine. "He is a proven leader who has the experience to expand NorthShore's cardiology services to meet the needs of our growing patient population. He places a high priority on education and is committed to elevating and expanding our cardiology fellowship program, which provides highly specialized clinical training and research experiences for the next generation of cardiovascular specialists."

Most recently, Dr. Mishkel was Executive Medical Director of the Prairie Heart Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and two book chapters and is a reviewer of manuscripts for highly regarded cardiology journals.

At NorthShore, Dr. Mishkel is a leader in a new integrated physician/administrative organizational structure, overseeing all aspects of the clinical, educational and research activities in Cardiology Operations. As Physician Vice President, he oversees all facets of cardiology clinical operations, advancing NorthShore's quality, growth and financial objectives across the care continuum.

"It is a true honor to join NorthShore and to be named to the Allstate Foundation/Judson B. Branch Chair of Cardiology," said Dr. Mishkel. "I am committed to upholding the Allstate/Branch legacy by keeping NorthShore's cardiovascular programs at the forefront of innovation in areas including personalized medicine and the latest clinical trials."

About NorthShore University HealthSystem

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked as a Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital in the U.S. The NorthShore system, headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, includes four hospitals -- Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie. NorthShore also includes a 950+ physician multispecialty group practice, NorthShore Medical Group, with more than 130 practices in the Chicagoland area. NorthShore is a Magnet recognized organization, the first in Illinois to receive this prestigious honor as an entire system that demonstrates nursing excellence and high standards in patient care. The system also includes the NorthShore Research Institute; the NorthShore Foundation; and the NorthShore Home & Hospice Services. As a not-for-profit organization, NorthShore provides $235 million in charitable care and services to the communities it serves, while philanthropic support from individuals and organizations enhances clinical care, research and education programs across the system.

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