Welcome to the Cardiovascular Division and Lillehei Heart Institute! For more than six decades we have been known for our leadership and innovation in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. While our clinical faculty provide outstanding, innovative, and compassionate care, our clinical and basic science research programs provide the backbone of cutting-edge, clinical-care solutions we embed into our care models.

Collaborative efforts with colleagues in multiple other departments accelerate discovery across disciplines. A key area of emphasis is our strong dedication to training the next generation of cardiologists and academic scientists.

Ganesh Raveendran

Ganesh Raveendran, MD, MS, MBA

I am deeply honored to serve as Chief of the Cardiovascular Division and the inaugural Dr. Jay N. Cohn Endowed Chair in Cardiology.

Cardiovascular medicine is one of the most storied programs at the University of Minnesota, with a rich legacy of clinical innovation, medical education, and scientific discovery. I am dedicated to support the efforts of our talented and accomplished faculty in advancing the clinical and academic programs in cardiovascular medicine and look forward to furthering our mission to serve as the world's premier campus for education and research dedicated to cardiovascular health.

Cardiovascular Division Education

The division offers a three-year ACGME approved fellowship program that offers outstanding educational opportunities in general and subspecialty cardiology designed to develop careers in clinical practice, academic medicine, and industry.

Cardiovascular Division Research

Research conducted at the Lillehei Heart Institute brings together faculty and students committed to cardiovascular scholarship, facilitating their interaction and allowing them to share core University resources.

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Our heart specialists and their teams build upon a 60-year legacy of clinical care, research and innovation, including the world’s first open-heart surgery.

Administrative Contact

Email: cvheart@umn.edu
Phone: (612) 625-9100

Mailing Address

420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 508
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For Patients

M Health Fairview Heart Care
Appointments: (612) 365 5000
M Health Fairview
Clinics & Surgery
909 Fulton St. SE
Minneapolis, MN