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.


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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