Faculty Profile

Tamar Polonsky
Section of Cardiology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Director,Cardiovascular Prevention Program

Academic Interests

Dr. Polonsky has research expertise in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention. She has experience analyzing data from large cohort studies, with the aim of finding novel ways to predict a person's risk of developing heart disease.

Clinical Interests

Coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), and valve disease.


  • Brandt EJ, Myerson R, Perraillon MC, Polonsky TS.Hospital Admissions for Myocardial Infarction and Stroke Before and After the Trans-Fatty Acid Restrictions in New York.JAMA Cardiol. 2017 Jun 1;2(6):627-634.
  • Polonsky TS, Ning H, Daviglus ML, Liu K, Burke GL, Cushman M, Eng J, Folsom AR, Lutsey PL, Nettleton JA, Post WS, Sacco RL, Szklo M, Lloyd-Jones DM.Association of Cardiovascular Health With Subclinical Disease and Incident Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Mar 20;6(3).
  • Polonsky TS, Greenland P.Breast Arterial Calcification: Expanding the Reach of Cardiovascular Prevention.Circulation. 2017 Feb 7;135(6):499-501
  • McDermott MM, Polonsky TS.Home-Based Exercise: A Therapeutic Option for Peripheral Artery Disease. Circulation. 2016 Oct 18;134(16):1127-1129
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  • BS, 1996, University of Pennsylvania, History
  • MD, 2002, Univesity of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Medicine
  • Residency, 2005, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine
  • MS, 2011, Northwestern University, Clinical Investigation
  • Fellowship, 2011, Northwestern University, Preventative Medicine