Joseph Stella, D.O.
Interventional Cardiology and
Accepting new patients.
Dr. Joseph 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.
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.