Abdul Karim Ahmad, MD, Cardiologist

Ahmad Abdul-Karim, MD, FHRS

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Structural Heart

180 Ratings
Practices In: Joliet
Patients Seen: Adults

Clin­i­cal car­diac elec­tro­phys­i­ol­o­gy is a dynam­ic field. The heart elec­tri­cal sys­tem is com­pli­cat­ed. I believe that it is extreme­ly impor­tant to spend enough time with my patients and ful­ly explain their prob­lem in order for them to be able to for­mu­late an informed deci­sion. I like to be involved in all aspects of the car­diac care for my patients in order to deliv­er com­plete and com­pre­hen­sive care.

Feb­ru­ary is Amer­i­can Heart Month. In hon­or of this month, Duly Health and Care is offer­ing Coro­nary Cal­ci­um Score CT scans for $75. Heart scans are used to look for cal­ci­um deposits in the coro­nary arter­ies that can nar­row your arter­ies and increase your heart attack risk. Vis­it this page to learn more about these scans or call 630−545−7880 for more infor­ma­tion.

Expe­ri­enc­ing chest pain, heart pal­pi­ta­tions or hyper­ten­sion? Get answers the same day you are seen in an out­pa­tient set­ting. Vis­it our Car­diac Eval­u­a­tion Cen­ter page or call 630−286−5085 for more information. 

Board Certifications
Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
English, Arabic, French
Clinical Interests

Car­diac Elec­tro­phys­i­ol­o­gy and Cardiology

Personal Interests

Music, read­ing and biking.

American College of Cardiology
AMITA Health Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Joliet
333 Madison Street Joliet, Illinois 60435 815-725-7133 Get Directions
Edward Hospital
801 S. Washington St. Naperville, Illinois 60540 630-527-3000 Get Directions
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers
150 West High Street Morris, Illinois 60450 815-942-2932 Get Directions
Silver Cross Hospital
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard New Lenox, Illinois 60451 815-300-1100 Get Directions
University of Damascus, Syria University of Damascus Graduation Date: 1993 Degree: MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Resident in Internal Medicine
University of Damascus, Syria Resident in Internal Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cardiology
University of Vermont Cardiac Electrophysiology


24-Hour Holter Monitoring, 30-Day Event Monitoring, AICD (Defibrillator), Atrial Appendage Closure, Cardiac Stress Testing, Cardiac Testing, Cardioversion, Catheter Ablation, Diagnostic Testing, EKG Stress Testing, Echocardiographic Stress Testing, Electrophysiology Study, Pacemaker, Tilt Table Testing, Transesophageal Echocardiography, WATCHMAN™


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

180 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

176 Ratings

Provider showed concern

178 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

178 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

179 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

176 Ratings


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"Dr Karem was the one at the hospital to highly recommend I have the aortic valve replaced ASAP!"
Nov. 15, 2022
Nov. 1, 2022
"Excellent service"
Oct. 3, 2022
"*Dr. Karim worked so hard to get me back to great health, is the greatest dr. I HAVE and WILL recommend him. Thank you to *Dr. Karim."
Sep. 15, 2022
"Very happy with all the staff."
Jul. 2, 2022
"I had a great experience with the doctor and staff."
Jul. 1, 2022
"Dr Karim is a wonderful compassionate doctor. You feel better knowing your care is in such great hands"
Jul. 1, 2022
"Their concern and care has had significant influence on my health"
Jun. 12, 2022
"I would only recommend him once communication with his office is functioning properly."
Jun. 7, 2022
"Very happy with my doctor"
May. 25, 2022
"*Dr. Karim and staff are the best!!"
May. 24, 2022
"Dr. Karim has an excellent reputation so I am happy to be going to him."
May. 20, 2022
"I've been very,very impressed with these nurse practitioners"
Apr. 29, 2022
"*Dr. Karim & his staff are very professional, intelligent & concerning.."
Apr. 22, 2022
"Very good experience"
Apr. 12, 2022
"Dr. Karim is awesome; he is very upbeat and all around pleasant."
Apr. 1, 2022
"Dr.Karim is the best! Unfortunately, I've been seeing him for about 13 years. I'm leaving the state and have to find another doctor. I don't think I'll find another heart doctor as good as him."
Mar. 22, 2022
"Dr was a bit "rushed"."
Mar. 7, 2022
"All good"
Mar. 2, 2022
"Dr Karim is excellent and focused on the patient"
Feb. 24, 2022
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