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Robert C. Hendel, M.D.

General Information

Robert C. Hendel, M.D.


  • Fax: 305-243-1731


  • English


  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Med-Cardiovascular Disease



  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine


  • Chief, Cardiovascular Division (Interim)
  • Director, Cardiac Care Unit (University of Miami Hospital)
  • Director, Cardiac Imaging
  • Director, Outpatient Services
  • Professor of Medicine and Radiology
  • Service Chief, Cardiology (University of Miami Hospital)

Clinical Interests

Chest pain evaluation, coronary artery disease, cardiovascular consultation, valvular heart disease, cardiac imaging, non-invasive testing, acute cardiac care (CCU)

Research Interests

 Angiogenesis, attenuation-corrected SPECT imaging, patient risk stratification, and pharmacologic stress testing, and quality/appropriateness in cardiac imaging.


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Hermann Blumgart Award for outstanding contributions in the field of cardiovascular nuclear medicine


Northwestern University
Northwestern University
University of Massachusetts Medical Center



Robert C. Hendel, M.D. is currently the Chief of the Cardiovascular Division (Interim) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he is a Professor of Medicine and Radiology. He also serves as the Chief for Cardiovascular Services and Director of the Cardiac Care Unit at the University of Miami Hospital, as well as the Director of Cardiac Imaging


Dr. Hendel received his Bachelor of Art’s degree in biological sciences and education from Northwestern University and then was granted his medical degree, with distinction, from George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University and went on to receive fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. After specialized training in nuclear cardiology, he returned to Northwestern University, where he remained for almost 10 years, before he moved to Rush University Medical Center, serving as the Director of the Coronary Care Unit and the Director of Nuclear Cardiology.


Dr. Hendel has served at the national level as the President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) and as President of the Cardiovascular Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) and received the Hermann Blumgardt Award from the SNM for outstanding service in nuclear cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC), the American Heart Association (FAHA), and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (FASNC). He has also served on the appropriate use criteria task force at American College of Cardiology (ACC) and has pioneered the implementation and evaluation of appropriate use criteria. He has also chaired the ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Data Standards. He is now serving a five year term as a member of the Board of Trustees for the ACC.


Dr. Hendel has delivered invited lectureships at the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, Society of Nuclear Medicine, and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology scientific sessions, as well as at national conferences in more than 15 countries. He has also authored more than 150 papers and book chapters and has published two of the leading textbooks in nuclear cardiology. He serves on the editorial board for multiple journals, including the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology and is section editor for JACC-Imaging. His areas of research interest have included angiogenesis, attenuation-corrected SPECT imaging, patient risk stratification, and pharmacologic stress testing, and quality/appropriateness in cardiac imaging.


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