Uriel Nir, MD

Director, Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support

Uriel Nir

Nir Uriel, MD, is a leader in the field of heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation. He specializes in caring for patients who require mechanical circulatory support, including ventricular assist devices (VADs).

Dr. Uriel's research focuses on advanced heart failure physiology, heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support. Dr Uriel specialized and reported physiological changes and developed treatment algorithms for patients supported with Mechanical Circulatory Support that are being used worldwide. These findings were published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology. He has a strong interest in high-risk transplant populations, including HIV-positive patients and patients who have received mediastinal radiation due to tumors or prior transplants. Through his research, Dr. Uriel has improved treatment protocols and patient care for these high-risk groups.

An accomplished author, Dr. Uriel has published more than 80 original, peer-reviewed articles. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals, including American Journal of TransplantationJournal of American College of Cardiology and Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine 
5841 S. Maryland Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine (Israel) 
Cardiology (Israel)

Medical School

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Internship and Residency

Assaf Harofeh Hospital


Assaf Harofeh Hospital 
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Additional Graduate Degrees

MSc, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (POR - Biostatistics)


American Heart Association 
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation 
Israel Cardiology Society 
Israel Medical Association

Languages Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-9396

Office Fax

(773) 834-1764

Office Postal Address

Nir Uriel, MD 
The University of Chicago Medicine 
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2016 
Chicago, IL 60637