Westlake & West Suburban MC welcome Cardiology Team

Westlake Hospital and WestSuburban Medical Center recently welcomed six new physicians from the esteemedChicago Cardiology Institute (CCI) to the Hospital Medical Staffs.

“We are very excited at this newpartnership with Chicago Cardiology Institute,” says William A. Brown, FACHE,Chief Executive Officer, Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center.“CCI, Westlake Hospital, and West Suburban Medical Center share the samecommitment to providing high quality care combined with the latest technologyto care for our patients’ hearts.”

Joining the current Cardiology team atWestlake and West Suburban Medical Center are:

Parag Doshi, MD,FACC, FSCAI

Dr. Doshi is the Founding Directory of Chicago CardiologyInstitute. He is a faculty member of many cardiovascular conferences, and healso serves as a proctor for physicians in hands on courses for chronic totalocclusions (CTO) and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Doshi specializes incomplex coronary and peripheral interventions. He has performed thousands ofinvasive procedures including endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotidstenting, ASD/PFO closures, chronic total occlusion re-canalizations andendovascular laser treatments for venous insufficiency.

Aasita Patel, MD

Prior to joining Chicago Cardiology Institute, Dr. Patelserved as the Chief Cardiology Fellow at the University of Florida-Jacksonvillewhere she also completed her Cardiology fellowship. She also served as theChief Medical Resident for West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. Dr. Patelreceived her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois at ChicagoCollege of Medicine where she also completed her residency. Her areas ofinterest include women’s heart health, echocardiography and nuclear Cardiology.Dr. Patel is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease.

Pablo F. Soto, MD

Before joining Chicago Cardiology Institute, Dr. Soto servedas an Assistant Professor in Medicine and Radiology in the CardiovascularDivision at the Washington University School of Medicine where he alsoconducted research on the effects of aging and exercise on cardiac metabolism.Dr. Soto completed his Cardiovascular Disease fellowship at Barnes-JewishHospital, his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan MedicalCenter in Ann Arbor, and a General Surgery residency at Columbia PresbyterianHospital of New York City. He received his Medical Degree from the DukeUniversity School of Medicine. His areas of interest include non-invasiveimaging of the heart, including echocardiography, cardiac CTA and nuclearCardiology. Dr. Soto is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease,Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology.

Jeffrey Freihage, MD

Dr. Freihage is a graduate from the LoyolaUniversity-Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his internship, residencyand fellowship at the Loyola University Medical Center where he continues toparticipate as a Clinical Assistant Professor. With his extensive training inCardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular disease his interventional proceduresinclude coronary interventions, peripheral interventions including: carotidstenting, and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. He is boardcertified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and InterventionalCardiology.

Mark Metzl, MD

Dr. Metzl completed his training with an extensive 2 yearCardiac Electrophysiology fellowship program at the University of ChicagoMedical Center. He completed his Cardiovascular Fellowship and his InternalMedicine residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas ofinterest include: cardiac electrophysiology, catheter ablation, arrhythmias,atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia,pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and syncope. Dr.Metzl is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease,Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology.

Ankush Goel, MD

Dr. Goel came to Chicago Cardiology Institute aftercompleting his Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Loyola UniversityMedical Center. He also completed his fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease andHeart Failure/Heart Transplant at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Hisareas of interest include: Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular disease,interventional procedures include coronary interventions, peripheralinterventions including: carotid stenting, and endovascular abdominal aorticaneurysm repair. Dr. Goel is board certified in Internal Medicine,Cardiovascular Disease.

About CardiovascularServices at Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center:

Westlake Hospital, located at 1225 W. Lake Street in MelrosePark, and West Suburban Medical Center, located at 3 Erie Court in Oak Park,offer a wide variety of outpatient and inpatient cardiovascular servicesprovided by highly skilled cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and staff usingstate-of-the-art equipment for diagnosing and treating heart problems.

Westlake Hospital and West Suburban Medical Center areAccredited Stroke Centers and designated 24-hour Emergency (STEMI) Hospitals.Both Hospitals have 24-hour cardiac catheterization labs, offer minimallyinvasive and non-invasive cardiovascular services, and offer a variety ofcommunity education and health screening programs. Westlake Hospital alsoboasts a 20,000 square-foot, full-service fitness center and the latesttechnology in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease with thethree-dimensional imaging of the GE LightSpeed 64-Slice CT system. WestSuburban Medical Center has Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the Society ofChest Pain Centers (SCPC). Bridging cardiology services for the two Hospitalsis a comprehensive cardiac rehab center offered at the River Forest MedicalCampus, located at 7411 W. Lake Street, in River Forest.

To find a cardiologist, patients can call the toll-freephysician referral service at 866-938-7256.