Mehran Jabbarzadeh – M.D.
Medical School: Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, Graduated in 1990
– Internal Medicine: St. Francis Hospital – Evanston, IL
– General Cardiology: Illinois Masonic Medical Center / Chicago, IL
– Cardiac Electrophysiology: Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
Board Certifications: Certified in General Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Affiliations: Affiliated with Advocate Aurora Health Care Systems, Northwestern Medicine
Professional Society Affiliations: Member of the Heart Rhythm Society
Areas of Interest: Management and ablation of complexs. Implantation of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators. Implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices.
Reasons I Choose EP as a Specialty: I find EP to be a challenging field. It is also a relatively new field with great potential for growth.
Most Rewarding Results of My Work: Improving patients’ health and saving lives.
How I Handle Difficult Cases: I consult with the other physicians in our group and seek out advice from other experts in the field.
My Bedside Manners: I try to make patients feel at ease and like to gain their trust. I present them with different treatment options available while remaining empathetic and supportive.
Why I Chose a Multi-physician Practice: This set up helps the doctors by giving each of them support in terms of call coverage and available expertise from other doctors within the same specialty. As for patients, they benefit from the doctors collaboration on difficult cases. Patients can also have access to our group’s subspecialist at all the hospitals we are affiliated with.
Eric Kessler – M.D.
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, NY. Graduated 1999
– Internal Medicine: Beth Israel Medical Center, NY NY
– General Cardiology: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
– Cardiac Electrophysiology: University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Board Certifications: Certified in General Cardiology, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Affliliations: Affiliated with Advocate Aurora Health system, Northwestern Medicine
Areas of Interest: Ablation of complex arrhythmias, Left atrial appendage
occlusion devices, implantation of pacing and defibrillation devices
Reasons I Chose EP as a Specialty: In our specialty we have the opportunity to make notable gains in both the quality and length of people’s lives.
Most Rewarding Results of My Work: We are able to see tangible gains in people’s quality of life and longevity.
How I Handle Difficult Cases: Often the biggest question is not what the medical facts are, but rather what the patient’s own expectations, values and desires are. Understanding the patient’s personal needs is essential to reaching the best outcomes.
My Bedside Manners: We understand that people come to us with significant and very personal problems. We must be not only welcoming but carefully attentive to the task of making sure the patient understands their situation and options fully. Only then can trust be built and the patient be given the best opportunity to make decisions in partnership with us.
Why I Chose a Multi-physician Practice: A multi-physician practice allows the patient to receive care across the whole spectrum of our very specialized field, with a specialty physician always available at all of our affiliated hospitals.
Mouyyad Rahaby, M.D.
Medical School: University of Damascus, Syria. Graduated 2003
– Internal Medicine: The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
– General Cardiology: John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
RUSH University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
– Cardiac Electrophysiology: Aurora St. Luke’s Hospital, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wl.
Board Certifications: Certified in General Cardiology, Echocardiography, Cardiac Nuclear Medicine and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Affiliations: Affiliated with Advocate Aurora Health system, Northwestern Medicine
Professional Society Affiliations: Fellow in The American College of Cardiology (FACC), Fellow in Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS)
Areas of Interest: Lead extraction for cardiac device with Laser, Left atrial appendage occlusion devices, Complex Atrial Arrhythmia management
Reasons Why I Choose EP as a Specialty: It is relatively new field with many challenging intellectual and technical aspects, a field that has huge potential to grow and improve.
Most Rewarding Results of My Work: Finishing the day with a comfortable conscious that I helped patients.
How I Handle Difficult Cases: I take a step back and look at the whole picture, focus on the origin of patient disease, and/or consult with other experts in the field.
My Bedside Manners: I thrive to be a warm and respecting physician. I like to establish good rapport with patients and families so they can trust my medical opinion and feel comfortable and engaged in making good decisions on their own health.
Why I Chose a Multi-physician Practice: In addition to helping with schedule, coverage and on call needs, the multi-physician practice also offers a great opportunity to patients, as physicians in the group will provide collaborative efforts in their areas of interest. A multi-physician practice can also offer a wide spectrum of procedures in the field, and allows the individual physicians to be on the cutting edge of technology in a quickly evolving subspecialty.