Dr. Pinto practices general cardiology and has substantial experience in the treatment of coronary artery disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, atrial fibrillation and other forms of cardiac arrhythmia as well as treatment of cardiomyopathy. In addition, his noninvasive cardiac expertise includes performance and evaluation of nuclear cardiac stress testing, echocardiograms and stress echocardiograms, as well as monitoring and interpretation of holter and ECG results. He also specializes in cardiac intervention and has performed over 3000 cardiac catheterization procedures and over 1000 coronary angioplasty/stent procedures. Dr. Pinto also treats venous disease and has performed numerous endovenous radiofrequency ablation procedures. He maintains full admitting, consultative and procedural privileges at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois.

Training and Education

Undergraduate

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry

Medical School

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Internal Medicine Residency

Chief Medical Resident, 1999-2000
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Cardiology Fellowship

Chief Cardiology Fellow, 2001-2002
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Board Certifications

Cardiology
Interventional Cardiology
Nuclear Cardiology

Memberships

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Fellow of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention

Hospital Affiliation

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, IL

Awards and Honors

Advocate Physician Partners Exemplary Physician, 2013 and 2014, for outstanding performance in delivery of quality patient care
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, 1998
Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, 1999
Dr. Susan Perlman Award for senior resident who best exemplified academic excellence, special leadership skills and compassion for patients
Rambach Award for best overall performance by a medical intern

Publications

Beohar, N., Flaherty, J. D., Davidson, C. J., Maynard, R.C., Robbins, J. D., Shah, A. P., Choi, J. W., MacDonald, L. A., Jorgensen, J. P., Pinto, J. V., & Chandra, S. (2004). Antirestenotic effects of a locally delivered caspase inhibitor in a balloon injury model. Circulation, 109(1), 108-113.

Freher, M., Challapalli, S., Pinto, J. V., Schwartz, J., Bonow, R. O., & Gheorgiade, M. (1999). Current status of calcium channel blockers in patients with cardiovascular disease. Current Problems in Cardiology, 24(5), 229-340.

Pinto, J. V., Ramani, K., Neelagaru, S., Kown, M., & Gheorghiade, M. (1997). Amiodarone therapy in chronic heart failure and myocardial infarction: A review of the mortality trials with special attention to STAT-CHF and the GESICA trials. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 40(1), 85-93.

Demos, S. M., Önyüsel, H., Gilbert, J., Roth, S. I., Kane, B., Jungblut, P., Pinto, J. V., McPherson, D. D., & Klegerman, M. E. (1997). In vitro targeting of antibody‐conjugated echogenic liposomes for site‐specific ultrasonic image enhancement. Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 86(2), 167-171.

Vonesh, M. J., Cho, C. H., Pinto, J. V., Kane, B. J., Lee, D. S., Roth, S. I., Chandran, K. B., & McPherson, D. D. (1997). Regional vascular mechanical properties by 3-D intravascular ultrasound with finite-element analysis. American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 272(1), H425-H437.