Terry Vanden Hoek

Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine


Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek photographed by Ian Battaglia

Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek (Photo: Ian Battaglia/UIC)

Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek’s research focuses on improving survival for cardiac arrest. A strong advocate of public education programs that teach simple, easy-to-learn lifesaving techniques, he leads the Illinois Heart Rescue program, which teaches cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the community.

Vanden Hoek has helped develop CPR guidelines for the American Heart Association. He is an expert in the biology of the heart and in preventing and treating heart attack.

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