Peter Kakavas, M.D.
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Dr. Peter Kakavas earned his undergraduate degree in biology at Benedictine University. He received his medical degree in 1989, at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Following residency training in internal medicine at Northwestern University, Dr. Kakavas completed his cardiology fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center (now Rush University Medical Center), where he completed an additional year of specialty training in echocardiography, nuclear imaging and vascular noninvasive imaging. He has Level III certification in coronary and peripheral computed tomographic angiography (CTA), a new alternative to invasive catheterization.
Dr. Kakavas is director of Preventive Cardiology at Heart Care Centers of Illinois, specializing in the treatment of complex lipid disorders. He also has a special interest in venous disease, and has performed more than a thousand vein ablations.
Dr. Kakavas has published several articles and book chapters in his area of interest, and he has served as principle investigator in over 50 multicenter clinical trials of new therapies in lipid lowering.
Dr. Kakavas is board certified in cardiovascular disease and has additional certification in echocardiography from the American Board of Echocardiography.