Christine C. Perks, MD, FACC
Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Areas of Expertise Cardiac Imaging, Consultative Cardiology
Medical Education Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield, IL)
Internship(s) Internal Medicine/Pediatrics - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (Peoria, IL; 2000-2001)
Residency Internal Medicine/Pediatrics - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (Peoria, IL; 2001-2004)
Fellowship(s) Adult Cardiology - Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, IL; 2005-2008)
Board Certification(s) Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, National Board of Echocardiography
Professional Memberships American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Born and raised in Springfield, Ill., Chris first became interested in medicine during her high school years. Her mother was ill for several years and Chris was inspired by the physicians who cared for her.
Chris began her college career at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield and then earned a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University. She pursued her medical education near home at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.
During her residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Chris had “wonderful teaching rotations with the cardiologists at HeartCare Midwest,” which influenced her decision to specialize in cardiology and later join the cardiovascular practice.
Practicing at HeartCare Midwest enables Dr. Perks to stay close to family, since most of her extended family lives right here in Central Illinois. Chris and her husband enjoy two puppies that keep both of them busy in their spare time. Her husband plays and teaches the trombone.
Chris is an avid reader and enjoys mostly mysteries. Recently, Chris has taken up crocheting and knitting, Both she and her husband love the game of hockey and are “huge Penguins fans.”