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
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.