Kathleen Drinan, DO

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Kathleen Drinan, DO

Clinical Associate of Medicine

Kathleen Drinan, DO, FACC, FACOI, is a highly skilled clinical cardiologist with over 30 years of cardiac experience. Dr. Drinan is trained in preventive and non-invasive treatments for a wide range of heart conditions, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia/hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), valve disease and cardiac arrhythmias.


In addition to providing comprehensive cardiology care to men and women of all ages, Dr. Drinan specializes in the treatment and prevention of heart disease in women. She recognizes the unique presentation of heart disease in women, and advocates using updated cardiovascular prevention guidelines, which include pregnancy associated hypertension and diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes like pre term birth, and psychosocial factors like depression and anxiety. Because she understands that symptoms, diagnoses and treatments vary between men and women, Dr. Drinan is able to identify often overlooked signs of heart disease and deliver personalized care to her heart patients.

Areas of Expertise

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American College of Osteopathic Internists
  • American College of Cardiology

Practicing Since

  • 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic


  • Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic


  • Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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