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Jafar Al-Sadir, MD

Professor of Medicine

Jafar Al-Sadir, MD, is an internationally recognized senior cardiologist with more than 30 years of experience treating patients with a wide variety of heart problems. Dr. Al-Sadir’s clinical interests include coronary artery disease, lipid disorders, hypertension, mitral valve prolapse and other valvular heart diseases. He has written numerous scientific publications on several topics, including mitral valve prolapse in patients with panic disorder, hemodynamics of acute myocardial infarction, and management of ischemic heart disease.

Practice Location

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 South Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

150 E. Huron Street
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Medical School

Baghdad Medical School


St. Raphael's Hospital, New Haven, CT
(Affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine)


The University of Chicago Medicine


American College of Cardiology
American College of Physicians
American Heart Association

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-1370

Office Fax

(773) 702-0308

Office Postal Address

Jafar Al-Sadir, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6080
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Al-Sadir

Dr. Al-Sadir was part of a 17-member team of heart specialists that came together to perform a non-surgical transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI), giving one woman a new chance at life. Read the story.

Selected Publications

Al-Sadir, J, Zimmet, L, Brooks, H, King, S, Resnekov, L. Hemodynamic evaluation of external counterpulsation in acute myocardial infarction. Clin Res 21, No.3:396, 1973.

Al-Sadir, J, Zimmet, L, Cahill, N, Brooks, H, Resnekov, L, Fozzard, H. Hemodynamic effects of oxygen administration in acute myocardial infarction. Clin Res 21, No.3:397, 1973.

Al-Sadir, J, Zimmet, L, Lipp, H, Brooks, H, Resnekov, L. Evaluation of passive leg elevation as a test of myocardial function in acute myocardial infarction. Clin Res 21, No.3:397, 1973.

Al-Sadir, J, Falicov, R, Zahavi, I, Brooks, H, Resnekov, L. Right ventricular dysfunction in acute inferior myocardial infarction. Circulation 48:IV-59, 1973.

Brooks, HL, Al-Sadir, J, Schwartz, J, Harper, P, Resnekov, L. Bi-ventricular dynamics during quantitated anteroseptal infarction in the porcine heart. Am J of Cardiol 36:765-775, 1975.

Wissler, R, Lichtig, C, Hughes, R, Al-Sadir, J, Glagov, S. A new method for determination of post mortem left ventricular volumes, clinico-pathologic correlations. Am Heart J 89:625-628, 1975.

Al-Sadir, J, Mayorga, A, Husain, I, Resnekov, L. Clinical and hemodynamic criteria for acute right ventricular ischemia and/or infarction. Clin Res 23, No.3:168A, 1975.

Polimeni, P, Al-Sadir, J. Expansion of the extracellular space in the non-ischemic zone of the infarcted heart and concomitant changes in tissue electrolyte contents. Circ Res 37:725-732, 1975.

Lamberti, J, Anagnostopoulos, CE, Al-Sadir, J, DasGupta, DS, Lin, CY, Replogle, RL, Resnekov, L, Skinner, DB. Mechanical circulatory assistance for the treatment of complications of coronary artery disease. Surg Clin. North Am 56:83-94, 1976.

Brooks, H, Holland, R, Al-Sadir, J. Right ventricular performance during ischemia. An anatomic and hemodynamic analysis. Am. J. Physiol 233:H505, 1977.

Kapelanski, D, Al-Sadir, J, Lamberti, J and Anagnostopoulos, CE. Ventricular features predictive of surgical outcome for left ventricular aneurysm. Circulation 68:1167-1174, 1978.

Resnekov, L, Falicov, RE, Al-Sadir, J, Brooks, H, Anagnostopoulos, CE, Lamberti, J, et al. Unstable angina pectoris: National cooperative study group to compare surgical and medical therapy. II. In-hospital experience and initial follow-up results in patients with one, two and three vessel disease. Am J of Cardiol 42:839-848, 1978.

Rich, S, Ford, LE, Al-Sadir, J. The angiographic effect of ergonovine and nifedipine in coronary artery spasm. Circulation 62:1127-1130, l980.

Potel, MJ, Rubin, JM, MacKay, SA, Aisen, AM, Al-Sadir, J, Sayre, RE. Methods for evaluating cardiac wall motion in three dimensions. Invest Radiol 18:47, 1983.

Al-Sadir, J. Hemodynamic profile in acute myocardial infarction. In: DasGupta, D.S, ed. Principles and practice of acute cardiac care. Year Book Med. Pub, 1984, pp. 19-32.

Chua, KG, Al-Sadir, J, Bump, T. Thrombolytic therapy with intracoronary streptokinase in acute myocardial infarction. In: DasGupta, DS, ed. Principles and practice of acute cardiac care. Year Book Med. Pub, 1984, pp. 150-158.

Matuzas, W, Al-Sadir, J, McCracken, S, et al. Panic disorder and mitral valve prolapse in psychiatric and cardiology clinics. Proceeding of the IV World Congress of Biological Psychiatry: Elsevier publishers, pp. 586-588, 1986.

Louie, E, Al-Sadir, J, Emmanouel, D. Quantitative effects of osmotic diuresis following angiographic contrast administration. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn 12:235-239, 1986.

Matuzas, W, Al-Sadir, J, Uhlenhuth, EH, Glass, R.M. Mitral valve prolapse and thyroid abnormalities in patients with panic attacks. Am J Psychiatry. 144:493-496, 1987.

Lang, R, Borow, K, Neumann, A, Al-Sadir, J, Feinstein, S. Effect of intracoronary injections of sonicated microbubbles on left ventricular contractility in humans. Am J Cardiol 60:166171, 1987.

Feinstein, S, Lang, R, Dick, D, Neumann, A, Al-Sadir, J, Chua, K.G, Carroll, J, Feldman, T, Borow, K. Contract echocardiography during coronary arteriography in humans: perfusion and anatomic correlates. J Am Coll Cardiol 11:59-65, 1988.

Reddy, V, Korcarz, C, Weinert, L, Al-Sadir, J, Spencer, K.T, and Lang, R. Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Circulation, 98:2354, 1998.

Brockstein, B.E, Smiley, C, Al-Sadir, J, and Williams, S.F. Cardiac and pulmonary toxicity in patients undergoing high-dose chemotherapy for lymphoma and breast cancer: prognostic factors. Bone Marrow Transplantation 25:885-894, 2000.