Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Mark D Huffman, MD, MPH

Mark D Huffman, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology) and Medicine (Cardiology)

Focus of Work

Bio

I am an assistant professor of preventive medicine and medicine-cardiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. I am a practicing cardiologist, researcher, and teacher interested in global cardiovascular epidemiology, prevention, and implementation science research and research training. In 2017, I completed an acute coronary syndrome quality improvement clinical trial including >21,000 participants across 63 sites in Kerala, India funded by a NHLBI K99/R00 award with the C...[Read full text]I am an assistant professor of preventive medicine and medicine-cardiology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. I am a practicing cardiologist, researcher, and teacher interested in global cardiovascular epidemiology, prevention, and implementation science research and research training. In 2017, I completed an acute coronary syndrome quality improvement clinical trial including >21,000 participants across 63 sites in Kerala, India funded by a NHLBI K99/R00 award with the Cardiological Society of India – Kerala and Centre for Chronic Disease Control. Through this and related work, I aim to improve quality and safety for acute cardiovascular care in low- and middle-income countries. I am also a member of Dr. Calum MacRae's interdisciplinary One Brave Idea team, which aims to end coronary heart disease with support from the American Heart Association, Verily, and AstraZeneca. I have served as the senior program advisor to the World Heart Federation for its Emerging Leaders program, which has trained 100 individuals from 42 countries over the past 4 years to help achieve the WHO's goal of reducing premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases, including heart diseases and stroke, by 25% by 2025. I am an associate editor for JAMA Cardiology and former coordinating editor of the Cochrane Heart Group US Satellite where I have led evidence synthesis and open data projects related to polypills, statins, risk scores, atrial fibrillation surgery, electrophysiological catheters, and implantable defibrillators. I also serve as co-director for Northwestern’s cardiology fellowship research training program (population health) and Northwestern's Fogarty-funded global health training program as part of the Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University, University of Mexico (HBNU) consortium. I teach courses in cardiovascular epidemiology and systematic reviewing through Northwestern’s Program in Public Health. I live in Chicago with my wife, Katie, and two children, Virginia and Daniel.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MPH: Tulane University, International Health and Development (2003)
  • MD: Tulane University (2003)
  • Residency: University of Michigan Health System, Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Cardiology (2009)
  • Board Certification: Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

Contact

Administrative office: 312-503-5513
Clinic (for patients): 312-695-4965

680 N Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1400
Chicago IL 60611