Steven Chough, MD

Specialty: CardiologyCardiac Electrophysiology

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Steven Chough, MD

Specialty: CardiologyCardiac Electrophysiology

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Advocate Heart Institute

3825 South Highland Avenue

Tower 2 - Suite 400

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Office: 630-719-4799

Fax: 630-963-7420

Meet Steven Chough, MD

About me

  • AFAFIBAtrial FibrillationElectrophysiology-CardiacFamilial HypercholesterolemiaPulmonary Vein Isolation



  • University of Michigan Medical Center, General Cardiology and Electrophysiology
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
  • Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Board certifications

  • Cardiology

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 441 patient ratings.


July 27, 2020 2:11 PM

This was my first appointment with this doctor and at this practice. the care I received was excellent, upbeat and compassionate-all I hoped for and more.

July 27, 2020 11:20 AM

Dr. Chough is a highly qualified specialist in his field especially pacemakers.

July 21, 2020 9:50 AM

The doctor was very professional. A pleasure to visit.

July 18, 2020 11:20 AM

Excellent as always

July 18, 2020 5:28 AM

He's very very good doctor

June 29, 2020 6:41 PM

I like Dr Chough and think he does a good job. The last few years he seems to be more on the clock and you feel that he is in a hurry to see his next patient.

June 18, 2020 11:05 AM

Since the coronavirus, we have not be able to visit the doctor's office - phone conferences were set up - excellent experience - should consider this for anyone making an appointment for a concern - this would save a lot of time for everyone.

June 18, 2020 11:05 AM

You have full attention of the doctor and he/she can dispel any experiences that are causing you problems by making suggestions or trying out a change in medication. Granted for then _____ closer supervision - a visit would be better.

April 24, 2020 8:36 AM

Dr. Chough is excellent and has my complete confidence.

April 4, 2020 11:09 AM

It was a telephone visit and was completely satisfactory.

April 4, 2020 11:09 AM

Provider was sensitive to my needs and very knowledgeable about his specialty.

April 1, 2020 7:43 AM

Dr. Chough is friendly & professional & review past history with me - I feel well cared for & comfortable with him.

March 29, 2020 7:15 AM

Good experience.

March 29, 2020 7:15 AM

Receptive & knowledgeable.

March 29, 2020 5:31 AM

Dr. Chough explained what my test I took 2 week before this visit showed. He also explained why he was putting me on another medication.

March 17, 2020 11:36 AM

"He's great" I'm very please with my visits. He explains why he wants to do test.

March 17, 2020 11:36 AM


March 6, 2020 11:00 PM

Very good.

March 5, 2020 2:17 PM

I am pleased and comfortable with Dr. Chough and the nurses and staff in the office are nice and accommodating. No complaints. Recommendable.

March 2, 2020 1:29 PM

Dr. Chough is such a great doctor. He is a good listener and is respectful when I ask any questions about things going on with my heart and he is always good at calming my anxiety. When he talks to me, he sits on a chair in front of me like we are having a friendly conversation and doesn't talk down to me or talk in terms that I don't understand. He is wonderful!

February 28, 2020 10:57 AM

This visit was very quick, efficient and straight forward. The provider was good & professional, but seemed to be rushed and in a hurry.

February 17, 2020 10:37 PM

Dr. Chough is an exceptional physician and demonstrated an extraordinary level of compassion as well as understanding for my concerns about a cardio vascular condition.

February 17, 2020 10:37 PM

He took the time to answer and confirm all of my questions. X, X and the cardio EP Lab techs at Advocate Good Samaritan are consummate professionals and extremely caring nurses and technicians. Their professionalism end excellence establishes a very high bar for all other Good Samaritan groups to aspire to.

February 14, 2020 5:47 AM

Excellent dr. drove 7 1/2 hrs. to see him.

February 14, 2020 5:47 AM

Best experience.

February 13, 2020 11:29 AM

Very good and respectful.

February 11, 2020 9:05 AM

Dr. Chough is always very helpful and answers my question. Dr Chough saved my life.

January 30, 2020 8:26 AM

I was late & the staff were very willing to work to get me in.

January 28, 2020 3:47 AM

I feel very confident in the care I am receiving from Dr. Chough. His recommendation to increase one of my medications has definitely helped the tachycardia.

January 27, 2020 10:26 AM

Completely satisfied with the care from Dr. Chough. He is very good at his specialty and I trust him with all of his decisions regarding my health.

January 20, 2020 8:25 PM

He was very good in explaining the tests he wants me to have.

January 20, 2020 8:25 PM

It was a good experience. He makes me feel comfortable

January 16, 2020 1:58 PM

It was good. Since my pacemaker procedure, Dr. Chough followed up and made adjustments.

January 16, 2020 1:58 PM


January 3, 2020 9:12 AM

Dr. Chough is an excellent doctor. Answers all my questions & takes good care of me. All the nurses & admin staff are excellent.

December 24, 2019 11:08 AM


December 21, 2019 12:53 PM

Great job.

December 21, 2019 8:24 AM

I think this was a good visit and should help me with health issue.

December 12, 2019 1:06 PM

Complete confidence in Dr. Chough!

December 9, 2019 1:47 PM

This provider has always been good in every way. It's a provider I try to keep even when my insurance changes.

December 9, 2019 1:47 PM

Very nice office staff, Dr. Chough and all nurses.

December 7, 2019 11:09 AM


December 5, 2019 9:46 AM

Felt listened to and given good advice.

December 5, 2019 9:46 AM

Everything was handled professionally.

November 30, 2019 10:09 PM

Dr Chough and his staff were the reason we stayed with Advocate Aurora. My primary care physician is at Northwestern and we considered a second opinion from Northwestern.

November 30, 2019 10:09 PM

Dr. Chough, X, X were exceptionally patient, professional and respectful of my concerns with the procedure recommended to correct my health issue. I am very grateful for their kindness, patience, expertise, confidence and professionalism. Their practice established clear separation from our previous experience with Good Samaritan. Highly recommend without hesitation.

November 30, 2019 8:23 PM

Great checkup with pacemaker X and Dr. Chough. Both are real pros with great bedside manner and provide awesome technical information. I feel very comfortable with this practice.

November 21, 2019 2:45 PM


November 21, 2019 2:45 PM

He made me feel comfortable.

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

Dr Chough was great, as usual.

October 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Chough is a excellent heart doctor. He gets to the point quickly. I'm very thankful for a doctor who can calm me down by getting to the point.

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM

THANKS for caring about and taking GOOD CARE of me.

October 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Chough insisted on tests and procedure that more than likely, saved my life! Thank you, Drs Chough and X

October 13, 2019 7:00 PM

A very good doctor,

October 7, 2019 7:00 PM


September 26, 2019 7:00 PM

As always it was a pleasant experience.

September 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Chough is a wonderful doctor and I wouldn't want any other cardiologist.

September 15, 2019 7:00 PM

Good visit.

September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Excellent care.

September 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Very positive experience. The doctor and nurses are very kind and caring. I am very grateful for them.

September 5, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good experience. Provider is professional & intelligent. He communicates well & knows his field. Very good doctor.

September 2, 2019 7:00 PM

I was very pleased with the care I received with Dr. Chough & X.

September 1, 2019 7:00 PM


August 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Visit was to check pacemaker at 3 mos. X checked it out on computer. She's very competent and congenial. Dr. Chough came in to see test results and talk to me. Felt like he took a lot of time with me.

July 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Efficient, up to date, friendly. took all the time necessary

July 18, 2019 7:00 PM

I think everyone in Midwest Heart is excellent.

July 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Chough and his wonderful staff have made me feel as if I am their #1 concern always. Many issues over the years and immediate response.

July 8, 2019 7:00 PM

I thought it was a good experience

June 30, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Chougn explained my health condition in detail while I appreciate.

June 28, 2019 7:00 PM

High level of trust and respect for Dr. Chough.

June 28, 2019 7:00 PM

Very good

June 28, 2019 7:00 PM

It was a long wait for my appointment.

June 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Chough is simply the best!

June 23, 2019 7:00 PM

great visit, well coordinated physician, PAs and office staff

June 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. gave good explanations of my pacemaker test. Answered all my questions.

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

the doctor and his staff are excellent. this was a referral from my primary physician which was related to a fainting episode.

June 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Everyone was professional, pleasant, helpful from start to finish.

May 20, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Chough is wonderful. He listens and thoroughly explains everything.

May 19, 2019 7:00 PM

my son and patient is 18 years old and has had some very serious and cpmplicated health issues this year. this doctor was angry, condescending and rude

May 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Chough was very good. Took care of our business very nicely. Listened well. Gave good advice

May 7, 2019 7:00 PM

I'm very happy with Dr. Chough and everyone in his office!

April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Chough is a wonderful, kind, and attentive EP. He is the only EP I will ever go to.

April 21, 2019 7:00 PM


March 15, 2019 7:00 PM


March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Good, helpful experience

December 5, 2018 6:00 PM

Dr. Chough is very thoughtful, explains in detail his plan of action. Glad I was able to have him as my cardiologist.

December 3, 2018 6:00 PM

I always enjoy seeing Dr. Chough.

November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

I called with a concern about my heart asking to make an appt with Dr X. The woman I spoke with asked some questions, then said she thought she should put me thru to s nurse. The nurse asked what I was experiencing and scheduled me for a ekg and a halter monitor. This call took place on Friday afternoon and the ekg and halter were scheduled for the following Monday. As I had reported to the nurse that I was scheduled to go out of town Thursday, 11/15, I was given express service. The nurse called later that Monday after the ekg showed A fib. She arranged for me to see Dr Chough the next morning and he in turn scheduled me for a cardio version the next day suggesting I would then feel better and could leave for my trip. I am so pleased with all the care and concern I received!! I was able to travel to my nephew's wedding in Florida and enjoy myself. Thank you, thank you all!!!

November 23, 2018 6:00 PM

Overall good and staff very helpful

November 20, 2018 6:00 PM

The doctor understands the nuances and complications of at home life with me being the primary caregiver to my wheelchair-bound daughter and has been great in weighing medical necessity with how much of an issue it would be for me to be out of commission at home. He has a great balance of being conscientious and not an alarmist.

November 9, 2018 6:00 PM

Always a good experience

October 28, 2018 7:00 PM

Great visit. Everyone very friendly. Doctor was on time and spent time listening to me.

October 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Dr Chough spent less than 2 minutes with me. He was dismissive of my questions and almost seemed exasperated when I asked for information about how diet might impact my situation. Dr, Chough did not seem engaged or interested in my health.

October 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Short, to the point, efficient.

October 21, 2018 7:00 PM

good, timely, helpful

October 19, 2018 7:00 PM

Provider is obviously a good doctor, but sometimes seems a bit cold.

October 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Very satisfied with Dr. Chough's exam.

October 13, 2018 7:00 PM


October 12, 2018 7:00 PM

it was short and good

October 12, 2018 7:00 PM

very professionell

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