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Joel D. Robbins MD, Illinois Cardiovascular SpecialistsJoel D. Robbins MD, FACC, FSCAI

Dr. Joel Robbins did his undergraduate studies at Indiana University, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He did basic science research and completed graduate level courses in Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis upon graduation from college. In 2000, he received his medical degree from Rush University graduating in the top 15% of his medical school class. Dr. Robbins completed his internal medicine residency in 2003 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In 2001, he received the Robert Winter Resident Teacher Award. Remaining at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, he completed his fellowship in cardiovascular diseases in 2006 and an additional fellowship in interventional cardiology in 2007. Dr. Robbins has multiple publications in peer review journals and has helped coauthor medical book chapters.

Dr. Robbins has been in private practice since 2007. He is happily married to his college sweetheart and has 3 children. In his free time, he likes to read, run, travel, and watch his kids’ sports events. 

Training and Education


Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Bachelor of Science, Biology, 1994

Medical School

Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, 2000

Internal Medicine Residency

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2000-2003

Cardiology Fellowship

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of medicine, Chicago, IL, 2003-2006

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of medicine, Chicago, IL, 2006-2007

Board Certification

Diplomat in Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology


Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Member of the American Medical Association

Hospital Affiliation

Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, IL


Robert J. Winter Resident Teacher Award, 2001


Ricciardi, M. J., Robbins, J. D., Flaherty, J. D., Davidson, C. J. (2007). PCI in Patients with Renal Insufficiency and Diabetes. In M. J. Kern (Ed.), SCAI Interventional Cardiology Board Review Book. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Beohar, N., Robbins, J. D., Cavanaugh, B. J., Ansari, A. H., Yaghmai, V., Carr, J., & Davidson, C. J. (2006). Quantitative assessment of in‐stent dimensions: A comparison of 64 and 16 detector multislice computed tomography to intravascular ultrasound. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions, 68(1), 8-10.

Beohar, N., Davidson, C. J., Mehta, J., Singhal, S., Robbins, J.D., et al. (2005). Pathological and Functional Evaluation of GCSF Therapy in a Porcine Model of Myocardial Infarctions. TCT 2005, Washington D.C. The American journal of cardiology, 96(suppl 7):69H; 2005; AHA 2005, Dallas. Circulation, 112(SII):580;2005.

Gheorghiade, M., Robbins, J. D., & Lukas, M. A. (2004). Role of carvedilol in atrial fibrillation: insights from clinical trials. The American journal of cardiology, 93(9), 53-57.

Beohar, N., Flaherty, J. D., Davidson, C. J., Maynard, R.C., Robbins, J. D., Shah, A. P., Choi, J. W., MacDonald, L. A., Jorgensen, J. P., Pinto, J. V., & Chandra, S. (2004). Antirestenotic effects of a locally delivered caspase inhibitor in a balloon injury model. Circulation, 109(1), 108-113.

Robbins, J. D., Maniar, P. B., Cotts, W., Parker, M. A., Bonow, R. O., & Gheorghiade, M. (2003). Prevalence and severity of mitral regurgitation in chronic systolic heart failure. The American journal of cardiology, 91(3), 360-362.