Medical Staff

Our Medical Staff


Martin C. Burke, DO

A former chief of cardiology at a top-tier academic medical center, he is a respected teacher, mentor and academician who has authored and co-authored many articles in esteemed scientific journals. Dr. Burke is a national and international authority in cardiac electrophysiology, with emphasis on the basic mechanisms and clinical applications of cardiac defibrillation. His clinical research interests encompass the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias through intracardiac device and radiofrequency catheter ablation techniques, including atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, and laser removal of therapeutic devices for cardiac arrhythmias. 

David Rhine, MD

Dr. David Rhine is an electrophysiologist with over ten years of experience. Dr. Rhine is a dedicated faculty member, educating medical students and cardiology fellows. In addition to training new physicians, his clinical interests are ablation of complex arrhythmias including both atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia along with laser lead extraction. He has embraced new ground-breaking therapies including left atrial appendage closure procedures which obviate the need for blood thinners in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Dr. Rhine is currently heading several new international clinical trials in the field of heart rhythm disorders locally in Chicago through the Foundation. 

Carrie Brown, MSN, ACNP

Carrie Brown is a board certified Advanced Practice Nurse, with fifteen years of experience in cardiology and ten years of experience in electrophysiology. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Michigan in 2005, and her master’s degree in nursing from Rush University in 2009. Carrie has worked at several renowned academic medical centers during her career and has been working alongside our physicians at CorVita Health & Associates since 2016. In addition to nursing, she works as a preceptor and teacher for advance practice nursing students at Rush University. More recently, Carrie has taken on the role of research coordinator at The CorVita Science Foundation. 

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