The Cardiovascular Institute brings together highly skilled caregivers, researchers and educators to provide the highest quality heart and vascular care.
providers and a patient in cardiac care

Cardiovascular Institute

A partnership of IU School of Medicine and IU Health

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide—and in Indiana. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than the next three leading causes combined.

To meet this challenge, the Cardiovascular Institute brings together highly skilled caregivers, researchers, and educators into close collaboration to improve the health of patients and communities across Indiana.

Dr. Westmoreland visiting with patients

Patient Care

Providing each patient with a definitive whole-person care plan that ensures compassionate and highly personalized care.
Learn more Patient Care
Woman in lab doing research


Continually advancing cardiovascular research to discover basic mechanisms, earlier detection and novel treatment strategies.
Learn more Research
two cardiology fellows walk through the hospital talking


Preparing the next generation of health care professionals for leadership in cardiovascular care.
Learn more Education


The Cardiovascular Institute will be one, diverse academic health enterprise where people come to receive the highest quality heart and vascular care in their community while also enabling relentless innovation that fuels better health for Indiana and beyond.

A Unique Opportunity in Indiana

Indiana University School of Medicine and IU Health make up Indiana’s only academic medical center. That means within the state of Indiana, a cardiovascular institute could only take shape at IU School of Medicine and IU Health. Accepting this opportunity and responsibility, the Institute’s goal is to build an enterprise that ranks in the top ten nationally.

Because of IU Health’s expansive statewide footprint of high-quality care, IU School of Medicine’s excellence in research and education, and strong partnerships across academia and industry, the Institute’s expertise and treatments will be available at patients’ bedsides faster, with greater continuity and consistency, from community hospitals to physician offices, in Indiana communities large and small.

Meet the Cardiovascular Institute leadership

Support the Cardiovascular Institute

  Follow the Cardiovascular Institute