David G. Best, MD, FACC
Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
Areas of Expertise Cardiac Intervention, Heart Failure Management, Transplant Cardiology
Medical Education University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Internship(s) Sacred Heart Medical Center (Spokane, WA; 1972-1973)
Residency Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI; 1974-1977)
Fellowship(s) University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Board Certification(s) American Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Memberships American College of Cardiology
Publications View PubMed List
Associated with OSF Cardiovascular Institute, OSF Holy Family Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Luke Medical Center, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF St. Mary Medical Center
A native Peorian, David says he knew at an early age he wanted to be a doctor. He "caught the bug" by tagging along with his father, who was also a physician, to read EKG's at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.
David received his medical degree from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1972; completed an internship at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington; completed an internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit; and completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He has been with HeartCare Midwest since 1979, specializing in heart transplants and coronary intervention.
David is proud to be part of the Downstate Heart Transplant Center, the top-rated adult program in Illinois. A member of the American College of Cardiology, he is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.
Dr. Best and his wife, Ann, have six children and a dog named Elvis. So, as David says, "There's always something going on." In his free time, David likes to golf, run, and work around the yard.