The Illinois Heart Rescue Team
Terry Vanden Hoek MD
Project Leader

Terry is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.  As an accomplished physician and scientist, Dr. Vanden Hoek brings a track record of success in leading and supporting programs in patient care and biomedical research.  Terry worked over the past 15 years at the University of Chicago, where he served in several leadership positions including Director of the Emergency Resuscitation Center, Chair of the CPR Committee and Interim Chief of Emergency Medicine.  He led efforts to improve survival from cardiac arrest in both the medical center and community setting through automated external defibrillator (AED) and enhanced CPR training programs.  During this time he also served in a national leadership role as the chair of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support committee as they developed new CPR guidelines for the American Heart Association.

Teri Campbell RN
Project Director

Teri Campbell is the Project Leader for the Illinois Heart Rescue Project. She is a flight nurse for the Aeromedical program at the University of Chicago and has logged more than 10,000 hours in the air.

Claus Johnsen NR-Paramedic
Data Manager, Prehospital Team
I have been a paramedic for over 10 years, practicing primarily in Chicago in both pre-hospital and hospital settings. Within those 10 years I have worked in a pediatric trauma center, an adult trauma center and as an ALS paramedic in ambulances throughout the city of Chicago.

I am currently in school for my BSN. In May of 2014 the Data Manager position for the Illinois Heart Rescue project was offered to me, and I gladly accepted it. The opportunity to be part of such a diverse group, working together towards a goal of real and valid change for the benefit of the state and its residents was a very strong draw for me.   The shift from “hands on the patients” to spending time collecting statewide data and reviewing literature regarding Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) has been seamless. I feel that I am a stronger paramedic for this experience and am grateful to be part of the team.

Adam Rodos MD
Hospital Team

Adam Rodos is currently a 4th year resident in the combined Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Illinois Hospitals & Health Sciences System. He is a lifelong resident of the Chicagoland area with the exception of a few sojourns downstate, first at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for a BS in Finance, followed by medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Adam has always had an interest in caring for “sick patients” since his days as an EMT. The resuscitation skills gleaned from Emergency Medicine combined with the knowledge depth provided by Internal Medicine training provides a great starting point for his goal of purusing a critical care fellowship. The Hospital Sphere of Illinois Heart Rescue proved to be the perfect interface between the ED and the ICU in regards to studying and improving care for post-cardiac arrest patients