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Louis Block Professor of Medicine Director, Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support

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 Nir Uriel, MD

Nir Uriel, MD, is a leader in the field of heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation. He specializes in caring for patients who require mechanical circulatory support, including ventricular assist devices (VADs).

Dr. Uriel's research focuses on advanced heart failure physiology, heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support. Dr Uriel specialized and reported physiological changes and developed treatment algorithms for patients supported with Mechanical Circulatory Support that are being used worldwide. These findings were published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology. He has a strong interest in high-risk transplant populations, including HIV-positive patients and patients who have received mediastinal radiation due to tumors or prior transplants. Through his research, Dr. Uriel has improved treatment protocols and patient care for these high-risk groups.

An accomplished author, Dr. Uriel has published more than 80 original, peer-reviewed articles. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals, including American Journal of Transplantation, Journal of American College of Cardiology and Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Dr. Uriel was one of the physicians leaders of the transplant care team that made history in December 2018 after performing two triple-organ transplants within 27 hours, replacing the failing hearts, livers and kidneys of 29-year-olds Sarah McPharlin and Daru Smith.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Internship

  • Assaf Harofeh Hospital

Residency

  • Assaf Harofeh Hospital

Fellowship

  • Assaf Harofeh Hospital; Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

Other Grad Education

  • MSc, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Heart Association
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Israel Cardiology Society
  • Israel Medical Association
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2004

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine (Israel)
  • Cardiology (Israel)

Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • English

World's First Back-to-Back Heart-Liver-Kidney Transplants

UChicago Medicine physicians made history in December 2018 after performing two triple-organ transplants within 27 hours, replacing the failing hearts, livers and kidneys of 29-year-olds Sarah McPharlin and Daru Smith.