Joseph Stella, D.O.

Specialties:

Interventional Cardiology
  • Silver Cross Health Connection

Call 708-274-3278

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.

Contact Information

Heart Care Centers of Illinois

Locations

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Gender:

Male

Experience

Year began practicing: 1992

Year joined staff: 2009

Education

1988
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency

1992
Loyola Univ Medical School, IL

Fellowship

1994
Loyola University of Medicine, Chicago

Board Certified

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Accepted Insurance

  • UNION MEDICAL (LOCAL 1546)-HMO
  • BLUE ADVANTAGE-HMO
  • HFN, INC.-EPO, PPO
  • BLUE PRECISION-HMO
  • BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD-HMO, PPO
  • BLUECARE DIRECT-HMO
  • BLUE MEDICARE SELECT SUPPLEMENT-HMO

Other Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Accepting Referrals

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Areas Of Interest

Abnormal Heart Rhythms, Cardiac Risk Evaluation, Cardiovascular Diseases, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Electrophysiology/ Arrhythmias, Heart Disease, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Smoking Cessation, Vascular Disease

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.