Dr. Joseph Stella, F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.

I practice an aggressive yet compassionate style of cardiology and specialize in treating difficult cases. I treat my patients as if they were my family members...

Dr. Joseph Stella graduated from Illinois Benedictine College where he was selected for membership in the Tri-Beta Biologic Honor Society. He received his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988.  Dr. Stella completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and his Cardiology Fellowship at Loyola University.  He then completed two additional years of training in Interventional Cardiology at Loyola University.  In addition, he was elected Chief Cardiology fellow at Loyola University from 1994 to 1995.

Dr. Stella has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Loyola University Medical Center. He specializes in interventional cardiology and has a particular interest in the treatment of advanced and complex coronary artery disease.

Dr. Stella has participated as a principal investigator in numerous national and international trials pertaining to acute myocardial infarctions (heart attacks), the use of coronary stents, and the devices used to treat advanced coronary artery disease.  He published the first paper in the world describing the use of Bivalirudin for acute heart attacks and has been recognized as the World's expert pertaining to the use of this drug.  Dr. Stella has presented his data regarding this drug at Cardiology conferences all over the United States and Europe.

In addition, Dr. Stella has been elected as a faculty member of the prestigious TCT Conference on numerous occasions.  There are approximately 500 physicians elected from all over the world who are faculty members.  They present data and instruct approximately 14,000 Interventional Cardiologists at this conference on the ground-breaking treatments and techniques to treat heart disease.

Dr. Stella is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease with an additional Board Certification in Interventional Cardiology.  He is also a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a fellow of The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.  He joined Heart Care Centers of Illinois in 2001.


Phone Number: (708) 478-4224

Currently seeing patients at our Palos Park and Mokena facilities.

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