Dr. Brian Shortal, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Shortal
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

NorthShore Medical Group

2151 Waukegan Rd # 100 Bannockburn, IL 60015

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(847) 444-5300

Dr. Brian Shortal, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Bannockburn, IL and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Shortal has more experience with Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders, Cardiac Care, and Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Emory University medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Evanston Hospital and Glenbrook Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shortal to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Shortal accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Shortal

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Shortal treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Shortal treats other conditions, please contact the office at (847) 444-5300.

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Fibrillation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortal treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Shortal treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortal treats Arrhythmias more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Shortal treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Mitral Valve Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortal treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Shortal treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortal treats Hypertension more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Shortal treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortal treats Heart Disease more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Shortal treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortal treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Shortal treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as septal defections and Ebstein's anomaly, that are present from birth.Compare with other Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Congenital Heart Defects
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortal treats Congenital Heart Defects more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Shortal treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Septal Defect
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shortal treats Septal Defect more than 51% of their peers

Dr. Shortal treats this condition more than 51% of their peers

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Dr. Shortal's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension

Dr. Shortal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shortal

4.8

Based on 12 ratings

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Very caring and listens to your concerns. Puts the patient at ease and is very reassuring. I never feel rushed at my appointments with Dr Shortal.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Shortal's Top 5 Areas of Expertise: 1) Preventive Cardiology; 2) Cardiac (Heart) Catheterization; 3) Hypertension (High Blood Pressure); 4) Nuclear cardiology; 5) Cardiac (Heart) Arrhythmias.

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nuclear Medicine

Education

2004
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Residency Hospital
1997
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Internship Hospital
1996
Emory University
Medical School

Awards

Media & Publications

  • >Catheter-induced Vasospasm of Both the Right External Iliac and Right Coronary Arteries During Coronary Angiography, 2005
  • >Preferential Uptake of Radiolabeled Oxidation Specific Antibodies in Lipid-Rich vs. Collagen-Rich Lesions: Implications for Noninvasive Imaging of Vulnerable Plaques, 2003
  • >Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Results in Acute Increases in Oxidized Phospholipids and Lipoprotein(a): Short-Term and Long-Term Immunologic Responses to Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein, 2004
  • >In vivo uptake of radiolabeled MDA2, an oxidation-specific monoclonal antibody, provides an accurate ex vivo measure of atherosclerotic lesions rich in oxidized lipids and is highly sensitive to their regression, 2000
  • >Lights..Camera..Cath Lab, 01/2008
  • >Matters of the Heart, 02/2008
  • >North Shore Connection, 01/2012
  • >Broken Heart Syndrome, 02/2008

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Locations

NorthShore Medical Group

NorthShore Medical Group2151 Waukegan Rd # 100 Bannockburn, IL 60015
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NorthShore Medical Group7900 Rollins Rd Gurnee, IL 60031
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Evanston Hospital

Evanston, IL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Glenbrook Hospital

Glenview, IL
  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Highland Park Hospital

Highland Park, IL
  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)

Vista Medical Center East

Waukegan, IL

49% Patient experience rating, 20% lower than the national average

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