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Ross Arena

  • PhD, PT, FAHA
  • Department Head
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 140PublicationsNumber of items in Ross's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 11Followers


I am Professor and Head of the Physical Therapy Department at the University of Illinois Chicago. My primary research interests include studying the clinical value of exercise testing and training in patients diagnosed with cardiopulmonary disease/dysfunction. I am also a fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Sports Medicine and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Recent publications

  • Left-ventricular function and autonomic cardiac adaptations after short-term inpatient cardiac rehabilitation: a prospective clinical trial.

    • Mendes R
    • Simões R
    • de Souza Melo Costa F
    • et al.
  • Pulmonary hypertension in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a target of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibition in a 1-year study.

    • Guazzi M
    • Vicenzi M
    • Arena R
    • et al.

Professional experience

Department Head

University of Illinois at Chicago

July 2013 - Present



Virginia Commonwealth University - Medical College of Virginia

August 1998 - May 2001(3 years)


Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virgnia

August 1994 - May 1997(3 years)


Southern Connecticut State University

August 1988 - May 1993(5 years)

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