Cardiologist. Cardiac Imaging Specialist. Researcher. Educator. Consultant.
Akhil Narang, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCMR is a cardiologist at Northwestern Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory. Dr. Narang specializes in the use of advanced cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography, cardiac MRI, and cardiac CT) to aid in the diagnosis and management of patients. He is particularly interested in treating patients with structural and valvular heart disease. Dr. Narang is part of the structural heart imaging team that works closely with interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Narang is an active member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), and the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR). He has served in numerous leadership positions in the past including past Chair of the ACC Fellows-in-Training Section and past Chair of the SCMR Early Career Section. Additionally he was selected to the Leadership Academies for both ACC and ASE. He is currently on the Board of Directors for ASE. Dr. Narang is actively involved in a variety of research related to cardiovascular imaging. He had served as the principal investigator or sub-investigator on clinical trials related to cardiac imaging and structural/valvular heart disease. He has published multiple peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and review articles and often speaks nationally and internationally. He is interested in the development, application, and testing of emerging cardiovascular imaging tools. He has also served as a consultant for a variety of companies related to cardiovascular disease and technology and and as a medical-legal expert.