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UChicago Faculty Physicians

Sean Pinney, MD

Professor of Medicine Co-Director, Heart and Vascular Center
Director, Richard P. Parrillo Family Center for Clinical and Translational Cardiology
Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support

Sean Pinney, MD, is a leader in heart failure and cardiac transplantation. Dr. Pinney is committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care to patients suffering from advanced heart disease. He offers treatments ranging from medication to heart transplants and mechanical circulatory support, such as ventricular assist devices (VADs), to deliver long-term solutions for his patients.

Dr. Pinney also specializes in valvular and structural heart disease. He has a keen understanding of congestive heart failure (CHF) and the condition(s) associated with CHF, giving him the experience and skill needed for successful care of patients. He is frequently asked to offer second opinions for the most challenging cases.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Pinney is actively researching new medications and miniature devices to improve care for heart failure patients. Dr. Pinney has published more than 140 original, peer-reviewed articles in highly respected, scientific journals, including the American Journal of Transplantation, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiac Failure, Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and more.

Dr. Pinney is not only dedicated to his patients, but he is also invested in the next generation of cardiologists. Dr. Pinney mentors medical students, residents and fellows, acting as an invaluable resource as they move through their medical careers.

Board Certifications

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Heart Failure Society of America
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • American College of Cardiology
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Practicing Since

  • 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


  • Deaconess Hospital; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

News & Research

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