I approach every patient-doctor relationship as a partnership built on a foundation of mutual respect and understanding. My job as your cardiologist is not to tell you what to do but rather to provide you with the most up-to-date and evidence-based recommendations that I can, and together we will formulate a treatment plan that is consistent with your preferences and goals.
Ryan Lahey, MD, PhD
Practices In: Joliet, New Lenox
Patients Seen: Adults
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Awards & Accolades
Resident Teaching Award 2018
First Prize, Northwestern University Internal Medicine Resident Research Day 2018
Resident Teaching Award 2017
Resident Teaching Award 2016
Predoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association-Midwest Affiliate 2014
Mark R. Lambrecht Award for Scholarship and Commitment, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Physiology and Biophysics 2013
Young Investigator Award, University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Cardiovascular Research 2013
Top Graduate Student Abstract, University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Cardiovascular Research Day 2011
University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Award 2010
I have conducted extensive research looking into the ways in which energy metabolism changes in heart failure. I have a specific interest in prevention and the ways in which lifestyle (body weight, diet, exercise) contributes to cardiovascular risk over the course of a person’s life.
Running, skiing, cooking, listening to music, traveling.
American Heart Association American Physician Scientists Association
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University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine Graduation Date: 2016 Degree: MD
University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine Graduation Date: 2016 Degree: PhD in Physiology and Biophysics
Washington University Graduation Date: 2007 Degree: BS in Biomedical Engineering
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Resident in Internal Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease
Is Aspirin Actually Good for Your Heart Health? Lifestyle & Wellness February 2023
Kudo T, Lahey R, Hirschfeld CB, et al. Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cardiovascular testing in Asia: the IAEA INCAPS-COVID study. JACC Asia.
Hirschfeld CB, Lahey R, Malkovskiy E, et al. The impact of COVID-19 on cardiovascular imaging in the United States: findings from a 108-country IAEA study. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging.
Lahey R, Zilinyi R, Bohnen M, Bravo C, Siegelin M, Lee SH, Axsom K. Case of the pink cells: a rare cause of acute shock in chronic heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;75(11,Supp1):3355.
Lahey R, Khan SS. Trends in obesity and risk of cardiovascular disease. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2018; 5:243-251.
Lahey R, Carley AN, Wang X, Glass CE, Accola K, Silvestry SC, O’Donnell JM, Lewandowski ED. Enhanced redox state and efficiency of glucose oxidation with miR based suppression of maladaptive NADPH-dependent malic enzyme 1 expression in hypertrophied hearts. Circ Res. 2018;122(6):836-845.
Lahey R, Fischer SK, Wang X, Bi J, Carley AN, O’Donnell JM, Lewandowski ED. Suppressing increased expression of NADPH-dependent malic enzyme 1 in hypertrophied hearts eliminates maladaptive anaplerosis and improves redox conditions. Circulation. 2014;130:A15571.
Lahey R, Lewandowski ED. Lipid dynamics in decompensated hearts are influenced by chain composition of major dietary fats and linked to nuclear signaling through peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-alpha. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2013;65:S87.
Lahey R, Lewandowski ED. Chain length and saturation of primary dietary fats mediate impaired or preserved triglyceride dynamics and contractility in decompensated hearts. Circulation. 2012;126:A9304.
Lahey R, Lewandowski ED. Fatty acid chain length distinguishes lipid storage kinetics in the intact perfused rat heart. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2011;51:S24.
Maxwell DJ, Bonde J, Hess DA, Hohm SA, Lahey R, Zhou P, Creer MH, Piwnica- Worms D, Nolta JA. Fluorophore conjugated iron oxide nanoparticle labeling and analysis of engrafting human hematopoietic stem cells. Stem Cells. 2008;26:517-524.
Hess DA, Bonde J, Craft TP, Wirthlin L, Hohm SA, Lahey R, Meyerrose TL, DiPersio JF, Divine SM, Nolta JA. Human progenitor cells rapidly mobilized by AMD3100 repopulate NOD/SCID mice with increased frequency in comparison to cells from the same donor mobilized by granulocyte colony stimulating factor. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2007;13:398-411.
Hess DA, Wirthlin L, Craft TP, Herrbrich PE, Hohm SA, Lahey R, Eades WC, Creer MH, Nolta JA. Selection based on CD133 and high aldehyde dehydrogenase activity isolates long-term reconstituting human hematopoietic stem cells. Blood. 2006;107:2162-2169.
Bonde J, Maxwell DJ, Hess DA, Lahey R, Creer MH, Piwnica-Worms D, Nolta JA. In vivo imaging and tracking of defined, repopulating human stem cell subsets using fluorescence conjugated nanoparticles in a clinically applicable ex vivo protocol. Blood. 2005;106(11):3031.
Bonde J, Hess DA, Maxwell DJ, Lahey R, Creer MH, Piwnica-Worms D, Nolta JA. Comparison of human stem cell homing after intravenous or intra-femoral transplantation using multimodal in vivo imaging of repopulating human CD34+ cells labeled with far-red fluorescent-conjugated nanoparticles. Blood. 2005;106:2196.
Hess DA, Wirthlin L, Craft TP, Bonde J, Lahey RW, Hohm SA, Herrbrich PE, DiPersio JF, Devine SM, Nolta JA. Human CD34+ cells mobilized by AMD3100 demonstrate enhanced NOD/SCID repopulating function compared to CD34+ cells mobilized by granulocyte colony stimulating factor. Blood. 2005;106:1962.
Lahey R, Bonde J, Nolta JA. Uptake of protamine sulphate complexed fluorescent nano particles is not defined by cell cycle status in primary human CD34+ cells: use of a multi-color p27kip1 based flow cytometric assay. Blood. 2005;106:1363.
Bonde J, Lahey R, Herrbrich P, Nolta JA. Use of multi-color p27kip1 based flow cytometric assay to evaluate and characterize G0 to G1 cell cycle related changes in human hematopoietic cells after subjection to a clinically applicable ex vivo transduction protocol. Mol Ther. 2005;11(S1):S400.
Bonde J, Maxwell DJ, Hess DA, Lahey R, Piwnica-Worms D, Nolta JA. Transient transduction of repopulating human CD34+ cells wsing nanoparticles in a clinically applicable ex vivo protocol. Mol Ther. 2005;11:S304.
Bonde J, Maxwell DJ, Hess DA, Lahey R, Piwnica-Worms D, Nolta JA. Differential, transient transduction of defined human stem cell subsets using nanoparticles in a clinically applicable ex vivo protocol. Mol Ther. 2005;11:S83- S84.
Bonde J, Herrbrich P, Lahey R, Nolta JA. Use of multi-color p27kip1 based flow cytometric assay to evaluate and characterize G0 to G1 cell cycle related changes in human hematopoietic cells after subjection to a clinically applicable ex vivo transduction protocol. Blood. 2004;104(11):5283.
Bonde J, Hess DA, Lahey R, DiPersio JF, Nolta JA, Devine SM. Multilineage analysis of paired AMD-3100 and G-CSF mobilized-peripheral blood stem cell products from healthy donors undergoing clinical mobilization: a pilot study. Blood. 2004;104(11):2848.
2-D Echocardiographic Stress Testing, 30-Day Event Monitoring, CT (Computed Axial Tomography), Cardiac Amyloidosis Imaging ((99m)Tc-PYP), Cardiac Stress Testing, Coronary CT Angiography, Echocardiogram, Echocardiographic Stress Testing, Echocardiography Stress Testing, Electrocardiogram (EKG), Imaging, MUGA Testing, Nuclear Stress Testing, Pharmacologic Stress Testing, Transesophageal Echocardiography
Angina, Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib), Cartoid Disease, Chronic Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, Dyslipidemia, High Blood Pressure, Pulmonary Hypertension, Valvular Heart Disease, Women and Heart Disease