Robert C Hendel is currently in private practice as a member of Midwest Heart Specialists. Recently, he served as Director of Nuclear Cardiology (Section of Cardiology) and the Director of the Coronary Care Unit at Rush University Medical Center, where he is also Professor of Medicine. Dr Hendal has served at national level as the President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC). He was on the Board of Directors of the Cardiovascular Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and is past President of this group. He has also had leadership positions in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr Hendel is widely published and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology and American Heart Journal. He is also a reviewer for Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Dr Hendel has delivered invited lectureships for the AHA and ACC. He was granted his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1983, completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University, and received fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at the University of Medical School. After specialized training in nuclear cardiology, Dr Hendel briefly joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts (where he did his fellowship), as an Assistant Professor, before moving to Northwestern University in 1990, where he remained for nine years.