Dr Prakash N. Makam

Dr. Prakash Makam and his partners knew that they could improve cardiology care, and set out to provide comprehensive services that focused on innovative treatments and patient convenience.

"As a result of Dr. Makam’s expertise and phenomenal skills, my husband’s life has been saved several times."
Sue Johnson

More than 28 years later, Dr. Makam’s practice has grown into a vital medical group that serves nearly 10,000 patients in Northwest Indiana. He has focused his career on making sure that his patients receive the care they deserve, while sharing his knowledge and skills with future physicians. From the start of his career, Dr. Makam has always worked to keep his patients happy and healthy, and has never settled for less than the absolute best when it comes to providing care to those he serves.

  • A top PAD Interventionist in the Nation
  • Faculty and Speaker at Numerous Nation Meetings on Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • The 1st in Northwest Indiana and Chicago land area in pioneering the use of new, landmark PAD intervention technologies, including the recently approved, revolutionary drug coated balloon
  • Actively involved in numerous clinical research trials on PAD Interventions.
  • Respected instructor in training physicians and clinical support personnel in PAD Interventions
  • Performs live case demonstrations in PAD Interventions at national conferences.

Prakash N. Makam, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.

Staff Physician at:

The Community Hospital, Munster, IN
St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, IN
Franciscan Physicians Hospital, Munster, IN
Franciscan St. Margaret Health, Dyer and Hammond, IN

Medical School:

Topiwala National Medical College, Bombay, India, 3/77

Internship (Internal Medicine):

Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA, 7/77 - 6/78

Residency (Internal Medicine):

Albany Medical Center, Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY, 7/78 – 06/80

Fellowship (Cardiovascular Diseases):

Deborah Heart and Lung Center, Brown Mills, NJ, 7/80 - 6/82

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1985

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomate in Interventional Cardiology, 2000

Fellow of Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, 1991

President – Medical Staff of the Community Hospital

Co-Director – Cardiac Cath Lab of the Community Hospital

Board Member of Community Healthcare Systems

Medical Director – Dept. of Cardiovascular Research – Community Healthcare Systems

Member of the Community Healthcare Systems Central IRB 

Faculty and Speaker at Numerous National Meetings on Peripheral Vascular Disease

Conducts Training Courses for PVD Interventions

Viva 06 – Presentor

Primary Investigator at Community Health Care Systems

Capture Study

Early A.C.S. Study

Spider Saphenous Vein Graft Study

FoxHollow – “Talon” Study – Peripheral Atherectomy

A.C.S. – Acuity Study

Arrive Study

Improve It Study

FoxHollow – Phase Zero Study

Exact Study

Co-Investigator in several national studies


FoxHollow – Broadwig Study

Proctor & Trainer for SilverHawk & Laser Atherrectomy

Sanofi-Aventis Crescendo Rimonabant Evaluation Study of 


Endpoints and Outcomes

Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals Rocket AFib Trial

Hamilton Health Services Current Oasis ACS Trial

EV3 Create Pas Carotid Stent Trial

EV3 Durability II SFA Stent Trial

Viva I: XCELL Trial Xpert Stent for CLI

Viva II: Salvage Trial Spectranetics Laser with Adjunct PTA and 

Gore Viabahn Endoprothesis for In-stent restenosis of the SFA 

Cordis Sapphire WW Registry – Stenting and angioplasty with protection in Subjects at high risk for endarterectomy Merck MOXIE A Study to evaluate the effects of MK-0736 on Atherosclerotic Disease Biomarkers

American College of Cardiology (Fellow), 1988

Society of Cardiac Angiography & Interventions (Fellow), 1991

Lake County Medical Society 

Indiana State Medical Association

American Society of Echocardiography