Minneapolis Heart Institute
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About us

Minneapolis Heart Institute® was formed in 1981 with the goal of providing expert clinical care, educating both the public and health care professionals and advancing the field of cardiology through research. Over the past 36 years, the Institute has grown to be one of the top-rated cardiovascular centers in the world, consistently ranked in the top 30 nationally by US News and World Report for cardiology and heart surgery.

The Institute consists of more than 55 cardiologists, 8 vascular surgeons and 9 cardiothoracic surgeons. The team provides leadership, clinical experience and research expertise, allowing us to carry out our mission of excellence.

Twenty three of our physicians have been named Top Docs by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine, more than any other practice. They are recognized authorities in their field, innovating in care delivery and advancing optimal cardiovascular care through their research efforts. Minneapolis Heart Institute® has continued to distinguish itself in four important categories:

  1. Optimal cardiovascular care
  2. Transformational physician leadership and management
  3. Health care delivery innovation
  4. Research and education

Minneapolis Heart Institute 2017 by the numbers

Committed to Research

Minneapolis Heart Institute® is complemented by its companion organization, the nonprofit Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation®. Comprised of Minneapolis Heart Institute® physicians and a dedicated research and administrative staff, MHIF conducts extensive research to evaluate new methods of prevention and diagnosis, and to study innovative treatment methods and noninvasive procedures to reduce the stress and costs of cardiac care without compromising quality.

A Rich History

Learn about Minneapolis Heart Institute®’s history, including its important contributions to the fight against heart and vascular disease including being the first in the Midwest to implant an artificial heart, creating protocols for heart attack and other cardiovascular emergencies that has led to faster treatment and thus reduced mortality and offering the most advanced and least invasive valve replacement procedures. Read more about our history.