Jeanne M. DeCara


Jeanne M. DeCara, MD

University of Chicago Medicine

Professor of Medicine - Director, Cardio-Oncology

Dr. Jeanne DeCara is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardio-Oncology program at UChicago Medicine. As such, her practice focuses on diagnosing and treating heart disorders among patients who have received or are about to receive chemotherapy with potential cardiac side effects and/or chest radiation as part of their cancer therapy. Dr. DeCara’s research focus is directed toward the application of noninvasive imaging techniques for the diagnosis and prognosis of patients with clinical and subclinical heart disease. Dr. DeCara has expertise in the area of echocardiography, including use of strain for early detection of left ventricular dysfunction in patients receiving potentially cardiotoxic chemotherapy. She has participated in several societal cardio-oncology consensus statements such as the European Society of Medical Oncology recommendations for the management of cardiac disease in cancer patients throughout treatment, the American Society of Echocardiography and European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging statement on the role of multi-modality imaging in the care of patients undergoing cancer treatment, and the International CardioOncolgy Society and Canadian CardioOncology Society proposal for Cardio-Oncology training. She has recently been appointed to the American College of Cardiology Cardio-Oncology leadership council.

Chicago, United States