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Jay Traverse

Jay Traverse

The Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is recognized internationally as one of the world’s leading providers of heart and vascular care. We have developed an Integrated Cardiovascular Care Model, involving groundbreaking clinical research, scientific innovation, and premier medical care with top-ranked physicians throughout the Midwest, that are blurring the lines between today’s advanced clinical practices and tomorrow’s possibilities. We focus on the full range of cardiovascular specialties, working toward excellence in all areas of heart disease - prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation - as we work to change the face of CV care worldwide.

Dr. Traverse is the director of research for the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

His special interests include interventional cardiology, stem cell therapy, biomaterials and ischemia/reperfusion injury. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Minnesota School of Medicine.


  • 2020 Top Doctor in Mpls St. Paul Magazine
  • Education

    • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    • University of Minnesota School of Medicine (Residency and Fellowship)
    • University of Virginia (ME, Biomedical Engineering)
    • University of Notre Dame (BS, Chemical Engineering)
  • Specialties

    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Interventional cardiology
  • Board Certification

    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Interventional cardiology
  • Residency

    • University of Minnesota
  • Fellowships

    • University of Minnesota
    • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
    • Fellow, American Heart Association
  • Gender

    • Male
  • Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna
    • America's PPO
    • BCBS of MN
    • Cigna Health
    • First Health/Coventry
    • Great-West Healthcare
    • HealthPartners
    • Humana
    • Medica
    • Medicaid/Medicare
    • Metropolitan Health Plan
    • Partnership Health Plan
    • Patient Choice
    • PPO USA
    • Preferred One
    • PrimeWest
    • SelectCare/LaborCare
    • South Country Health Alliance
    • UCare MN
    • United Behavioral
    • United Health Care
    • WEA Wisconsin
    • Wisconsin Physician Services