Dr. Balek is a graduate from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship training in cardiology at New York Hospital of Queens, Weill-Cornell School of Medicine. Dr. Balek was the Co-Director of Cardiovascular Disease Fellows Clinic at New York Presbyterian-Queens, Weill-Cornell Medical College as well as the Co-Director of Cardiovascular Inpatient Consultative Services. Dr. Balek practiced medicine for several years in New York before returning home to Chicagoland. Dr. Balek is board certified in Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and Cardiovascular Medicine. His areas of interest include Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Balek is also fluent in Polish.