Cardiologist: John J. Lopez, MD, FACC, FSCAI | Loyola Medicine

John J. Lopez, MD, FACC,FSCAI

John J. Lopez, MD, FACC,FSCAI


Co-Director, Acute MI Program,Director, Interventional Cardiology Research

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish
Patient Ratings
4.9 / 5 (100 Ratings)

Clinical Expertise

  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Blockage

About Dr. Lopez


Medical Education

Medical School
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Beth Israel Hospital - Internal Medicine: General
  • Beth Israel Hospital - Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Beth Israel Hospital - Interventional Cardiology
  • Harvard University-MIT - Clinical Investigator Training Program

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Interventional Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty, Cardiology


  • Interactions Among Vitamin D Atrial Fibrillation, and the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System., Turin, A; Bax, JJ; Doukas, D; Joyce, C; Lopez, JJ; Mathew, V; Pontone, G; Shah, F; Singh, S; Wilber, DJ; Rabbat, MG, The American Journal of Cardiology
  • Meta-Analysis of Studies Comparing Dual- Versus Mono-Antiplatelet Therapy Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Al Halabi, S; Newman, J; Farkouh, ME; Fortuin, D; Leya, F; Sweeney, J; Darki, A; Lopez, J; Steen, L; Lewis, B; Webb, J; Leon, MB; Mathew, V, The American Journal of Cardiology
  • Predicting Locations of High-Risk Plaques in Coronary Arteries in Patients Receiving Statin Therapy. Zhang, L; Wahle, A; Chen, Z; Lopez, JJ; Kovarnik, T; Sonka, M, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING
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  • Plaque volume and plaque risk profile in diabetic vs. non-diabetic patients undergoing lipid-lowering therapy: a study based on 3D intravascular ultrasound and virtual histology Kovarnik, T.; Chen, Z.; Mintz, G. S.; Wahle, A.; Bayerova, K.; Kral, A.; Chval, M.; Kopriva, K.; Lopez, J.; Sonka, M.; Linhart, A., Cardiovascular Diabetology
  • Evaluation of Variable Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma Definitions and Association of Virtual Histology-Intravascular Ultrasound Findings With Cavity Rupture Size Hirai, T.; Chen, Z.; Zhang, L.; Baaj, S.; Kovarnik, T.; Porcaro, K.; Kaminski, J.; Hawn, S.; Agrawal, A.; Makki, N.; Downe, R.; Wahle, A.; Sonka, M.; Lopez, J. J., The American Journal of Cardiology
  • Pathologic Intimal Thickening Plaque Phenotype: Not as Innocent as Previously Thought. A Serial 3D Intravascular Ultrasound Virtual Histology Study Kovarnik, T.; Chen, Z.; Wahle, A.; Zhang, L.; Skalicka, H.; Kral, A.; Lopez, J. J.; Horak, J.; Sonka, M.; Linhart, A., Revista espanola de cardiologia (English ed.)
  • Comparison of primary percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction during and prior to availability of an in-house STEMI system: early experience and intermediate outcomes of the HARRT program for achieving routine D2B times <60 minutes Nguyen, B.; Fennessy, M.; Leya, F.; Nowak, W.; Ryan, M.; Freeberg, S.; Gill, J.; Dieter, R. S.; Steen, L.; Lewis, B.; Cichon, M.; Probst, B.; Jarotkiewicz, M.; Wilber, D.; Lopez, J. J., Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
  • Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection in Loeys-Dietz Syndrome: Role of Optical Coherence Tomography in Diagnosis and Management Agrawal, A.; Baaj, S.; Schwartz, J.; Lopez, J. J., The Journal of invasive cardiology
  • Technical Considerations and Practical Guidance for Intracoronary Optical Coherence Tomography. Katwal, AB; Lopez, JJ, Interventional cardiology clinics
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Patients of Extreme Age: Age is Just a Number Shah, F.; Lopez, J. J., The Journal of invasive cardiology
  • Changing illness perceptions and adherence to dual antiplatelet therapy in patients with stable coronary disease. Fennessy, MM; Devon, HA; Ryan, C; Lopez, JJ; Zerwic, JJ, The Journal of cardiovascular nursing
  • Techniques and best practices for optical coherence tomography: a practical manual for interventional cardiologists Lopez, J. J.; Arain, S. A.; Madder, R.; Parekh, N.; Shroff, A. R.; Westerhausen, D., Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions
  • Change in enrollment patterns patient selection, and clinical outcomes with the availability of drug-eluting stents in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes trial, Shah, B.; Srinivas, V. S.; Lu, J.; Brooks, M. M.; Bates, E. R.; Nedeljkovic, Z. S.; Escobedo, J.; Das, G. S.; Lopez, J. J.; Feit, F., American Heart Journal
  • The impact of dispositional optimism on symptoms and treatment choices in patients with pelvic floor disorders Lowenstein, L.; Ramm, O.; Mueller, E.; Brubaker, L.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Lopez, J.; Kenton, K., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Percutaneous life support: is it safe to plug and play? Nee, L. M.; Lopez, J. J.; Nanjundappa, A.; Dieter, R. S., Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • Platelet resistance - much known and much more unknown Dieter, R. S.; Lopez, J. J.; Nanjundappa, A., Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • Proximal landing zone extension for TEVAR. Dieter, R. S.; Nanjundappa, A.; Lopez, J. J.; Nee, L. M.; Tuchek, J. M., Journal of Invasive Cardiology
  • Rapid adoption of drug-eluting stents: clinical practices and outcomes from the early drug-eluting stent era. Lopez, J. J.; Keyes, M. J.; Nathan, S.; Piana, R.; Pencina, M.; Dhar, G.; Marso, S.; Rao, S.; Shammo, S.; Marquardt, W.; Cohen, D. J.; Kleiman, N. S., American Heart Journal