Dr. Joseph Clarence Marek MD Cardiologist

Dr. Joseph Marek is a cardiologist in Downers Grove, Illinois. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and Edward Hospital. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and has been in practice for 39 years. Dr. Marek accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 62 doctors at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital and one of 68 at Edward Hospital who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Cardiologist: General Cardiology

Clinical Interests: Sudden cardiac death in athletes, Heart Failure, Cardiac Imaging, Electrocardiography, Hypertension

Hospital Affiliation

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Edward Hospital
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

St. Alexius Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1976 - 1976

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1977 - 1979

Loyola University
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1979 - 1981

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Class of 1975

Certifications & Licensure

Hypertension specialist
Certified in hypertension

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 35 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 33 years in Cardiovascular Disease

IL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Stenting and medical therapy for atherosclerotic renal-artery stenosis.
Cooper CJ, Murphy TP, Cutlip DE, Jamerson K, Henrich W, Reid DM, Cohen DJ, Matsumoto AH, Steffes M, Jaff MR, Prince MR, Lewis EF, Tuttle KR, Shapiro JI, Rundback JH, Massaro JM, D'Agostino RB Sr, Dworkin LD 2014 1 2

Incidence of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Minnesota High School Student Athletes: the Limitations of Catastrophic Insurance Claims.
Drezner JA, Harmon KG, Marek JC 2013 11 21

Abnormal electrocardiographic findings in athletes: recognising changes suggestive of cardiomyopathy.
Drezner JA, Ashley E, Baggish AL, Borjesson M, Corrado D, Owens DS, Patel A, Pelliccia A, Vetter VL, Ackerman MJ, Anderson J, Asplund CA, Cannon BC, DiFiori J, Fischbach P, Froelicher V, Harmon KG, Heidbuchel H, Marek J, Paul S, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Schmied CM, Sharma S, Stein R, Wilson M 2013 2

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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