R. Parker Ward, MD

Cardiology (Heart Care), Cardiac Imaging | More

Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
Director, Nuclear Cardiology

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


R. Parker Ward, MD, is a skilled cardiologist with special expertise in noninvasive imaging techniques, including echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Ward's clinical interests include heart valve disease, cardiac stress testing, and preventive cardiology. His research interests focus on the application of novel noninvasive imaging techniques for the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Ward has been consistently recognized for his clinical, teaching, and research expertise.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania


  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1994

Board Certifications

  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Cardiology

Languages Spoken

  • English