Dr. Daniel Schimmel is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University practicing interventional cardiology in the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Schimmel is active in the areas of complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) including chronic total occlusion PCI and PCI with hemodynamic support. Within a robust pulmonary vascular disease program at Northwestern, Dr. Schimmel also co-leads the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team and performs balloon pulmonary angioplasty for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Schimmel is also involved in research and is program director for the interventional cardiology fellowship.
Dr. Schimmel attended medical school at Rush University and completed his residency and fellowship training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and University. As Chief Medical Resident and Chief Fellow, he was dedicated to academics through research and education. In addition to his medical training, he holds a Master’s degree in exercise physiology and another Master’s degree in clinical investigation from Northwestern University.
Dr. Schimmel's research interests are focused on how to improve the safety and efficacy of high risk coronary and pulmonary vascular interventions. Not only does this include leading and participating in drug and device trials, he also performs research on simulation based medical education to improve healthcare delivery in the procedural specialties.
As an active interventional attending, he is accomplished in complex coronary, peripheral arterial and pulmonary vascular interventions. In addition to treating complex, high risk coronary disease, Dr. Schimmel has a special clinical focus in both acute and chronic venothromboembolic disorders. He leads the Acute Pulmonary Embolism Response Team, participates as a key member of the Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension Team and the Cardiogenic Shock team.