Terry Vanden Hoek, MD, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer, UI Health
Professor and Head
Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine
Dr. Terry Vanden Hoek is the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Emergency Medicine at UI Health. As CMO, he oversees the medical staff and medical services for the University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Vanden Hoek is an expert in the biology of the heart and in preventing and treating heart attacks, particularly those leading to cardiac arrest. He has helped develop CPR guidelines for the American Heart Association, and he leads the Illinois Heart Rescue Program, which teaches bystander CPR in the community. He currently is conducting National Institutes of Health-funded research to investigate new biological agents that mimic the effects of lowering the body's core temperature, which can reduce the risk of long-term heart and neurological effects if provided during or immediately after the administration of CPR. Dr. Vanden Hoek spearheaded the development of the UIC CHAMPIONS NETWork program, a health system initiative that partners with nearby high schools to empower youth to improve community health and prepare them for careers in healthcare. He also is heavily involved with UI Health's Better Health Through Housing program, which places chronically homeless emergency department patients into permanent housing.