Professor, Department Head, Physical Therapy
1919 W. Taylor St., 454 AHSB
Ross Arena, PhD, PT, FAHA, FESC, is professor and head of the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Arena received his B.S. in human performance from Southern Connecticut State University in 1993. He went on to receive his M.S. in physical therapy in 1997 and Ph.D. in physiology in 2001 from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. Arena is a Fellow and active member of the American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology. Dr. Arena’s scholarly interests include: 1) exercise testing and training in patients diagnosed with cardiopulmonary disease/dysfunction; and 2) healthy living initiatives and policy across the lifespan. Dr. Arena has published extensively in these areas with over 770 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and book chapters.
“Importance of Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Clinical Practice: A Case for Fitness as a Clinical Vital Sign: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association”, Circulation
“Public health and health systems: implications for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes in south Asia.”, Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol
“Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing: What Is its Value?”, JACC
“Applying Precision Medicine to Healthy Living for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease”, Curr Probl Cardiol
2007 - Fellow, American Heart Association
2015 - Fellow, European Society of Cardiology