Two Doctors Practicing at NCH Named to Chicago Magazine’s List of Top Heart Doctors

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The June/July issue of Chicago magazine published a list of 127 cardiologists in a six county area, recommended by their peers. Two physicians practicing at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) in Arlington Heights were included in the list.

Brian H. Albert, M.D. – Coronary artery disease; echocardiography; preventive cardiology

Ankit A. Shah, M.D. – Interventional Cardiology

Brian H. Albert, M.D., Northwest Community Healthcare
Brian H. Albert, M.D., Northwest Community Healthcare.
Ankit Shah, M.D., Northwest Community Healthcare.
Ankit Shah, M.D., Northwest Community Healthcare.

The list has been compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company founded in 1992 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and hospitals. Castle Connolly’s selection process, under the direction of a medical doctor, involves surveying hundreds of thousands of physicians, as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional and community hospitals across the nation. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected.

For more information about these doctors and other highly rated physicians at NCH, visit

In January 2021, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) joined NorthShore University HealthSystem. The NCH Arlington Heights campus features a 509-bed hospital with a Level II Trauma Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and dedicated pediatric emergency department. Throughout the northwest suburbs, NCH has 23 doctor’s offices; five immediate care centers; seven physical rehabilitation sites; and 13 lab locations. For a comprehensive listing of physicians and programs visit

Headquartered in Evanston, NorthShore is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system that includes 6 hospitals—Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Skokie, Swedish and now NCH. Together, the NorthShore system provides clinical excellence and community-focused care across Chicagoland. NorthShore consistently ranks as a Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital in the United States, with an established reputation for exceptional patient care and is a national pioneer in the implementation of advanced health information technology. For more information, please visit and



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