Jeanne DeCara, MD

Cardiology (Heart Care) | More

Professor of Medicine Director, Cardio-Oncology Program

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.

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Jeanne DeCara, MD, is a general cardiologist who treats patients with a variety of heart problems, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart valve problems, abnormal stress tests, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. 

She has a particular interest in diagnosing and treating heart disorders among patients who have received — or are about to receive — chemotherapy, with potential cardiac side effects, and/or who have had chest radiation therapy as part of their cancer treatment. Dr. DeCara's research focuses on the application of noninvasive imaging techniques for the diagnosis and prognosis of patients with clinical and subclinical heart disease.

Medical Education

  • Medical College of Pennsylvania

Residency

  • Boston Medical Center

Fellowship

  • Boston Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1994

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Echocardiography

Languages Spoken

  • English