Become a Member
You are invited to sign up to become a Lillehei Heart Institute (LHI) member. 

Membership Description
We offer two levels of membership:

Full Member: has faculty rank at the University of Minnesota (M.D. and/or Ph.D.; Assistant professor or above) and has peer reviewed publications and/or grant funding with demonstrated expertise in areas relevant to cardiovascular disease
Adjunct Member: M.D. and/or Ph.D. with adjunct or affiliate appointment at the University of Minnesota.

Responsibilities of Membership
Provide a yearly Bio sketch (or CV) with evidence of ongoing research in Cardiology.

Membership Benefits

Access to the LHI Blood & Tissue Bank
Invitations to LHI events, programs, and social events (LHI lectures, Cardiovascular Grand Rounds, Surgical Grand Rounds, etc)
Access to the LHI Lecture Recordings
Access to LHI Clinical Research Unit  
Eligibility to apply for LHI Grants  
Eligibility to train funded LHI Scholars  
Ability to host LHI Speakers  

Application Process
Individuals applying for membership should submit a current CV to with “LHI Membership Request” in the subject line.

Current LHI Members
Person Department Email
Adabag, Selcuk (Ahmet) Cardiology/ Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Aggarwal, Varun Pediatric Cardiology
Alejandro, Emilyn IBP
Alexy, Tamas Medicine/Cardiology
Alford, Patrick Biomedical Engineering
Apple, Fred Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Asakura, Atsushi Neurology
Azarin, Samira Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Bank, Alan Cardiology
Barnett, Vincent Integrative Biology and Physiologpy
Barocas, Victor Biomedical Engineering
Bartolomucci, Alessandro IBP
Bartos, Jason Cardiovascular Division
Beckman, Joan Hematology/Oncology/Transplantation
Benditt, David Cardiovascular Division
Bianco, Richard Experimental Surgical Services, Department of Surgery
Binstadt, Bruce Pediatric Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology
Bitterman, Peter Medicine BITTE001@UMN.EDU
Blaes, Anne Hematology/Oncology/Transplantation
Blazar, Bruce Pediatrics, Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Bosnakovski, Darko Pediatrics, Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Braunlin, Elizabeth Pediatrics
Buchwald, Henry Surgery
Can, Iknur Cardiovascular Division
Chan, Sunny Pediatrics
Chen, Jane Cardiovascular Division
Chen, Lin Yee Medicine/Cardiology
Cho, Roy Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Cogswell, Rebecca Cardiology, Section of Heart Failure
Collister, John Veterinary Biosciences
Das, Satya Cardiovascular Division
Demmer, Ryan School of Public Health; Epidemiology & Community Health
Dengel, Donald School of Kinesiology
Dincer, H. Erhan Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Dudley, Samuel Cardiovascular Division
Duprez, Daniel Medicine, Cardiology
Duval, Sue Medicine/Cardiology
Ebbini, Emad Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Science and Engineering
Erdman, Arthur Mechanical Engineering
Ervasti, James Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Finnegan, John School of Public Health
Foker, John Department of Surgery
Francis, Gary Advanced Heart Failure Program - Division of Cardiology
From, Arthur Radiology Medicine (cardiovascular Division) and Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
Garcia, Santiago Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Division of Cardiology
Garry, Daniel Cardiovascular Division
Garry, Mary Department of Medicine
Golzarian, Jafar Department of Radiology
Gong, Wuming Cardiovascular Division
Grande, Andrew Neurosurgery
Gurevich, Sergey Cardiovascular Division
Gutierrez, Alejandra Cardiovascular Division
Hackett, Perry Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Hadidi, Niloufar Nursing, University of Minnesota
Hebbel, Robert Medicine, HOT - Vascular Biology Center
Henry, Timothy University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Holtzman, Jordan medicine
Hu, Wei-Shou Chemical Engineering and Material Science
Huddleston, Stephen Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Hume, Janet Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Iaizzo, Paul Surgery, Visible Heart Laboratory
Iles, Tinen Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Ingbar, David Medicine (PACCS Division)
Jhun, Bong-Sook Cardiovascular Division
Joseph, Anne General Internal Medicine
Kalra, Rajat Cardiovascular Division
Kamdar, Forum Cardiovascular Division
Katz, Stephen Intregrative Biology and Physiology
Kawakami, Yasuhiko Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Kazmirczak, Felipe Cardiovascular Division
Keirstead, Sue Integrative Biology and Physiology and Stem Cell Institute
Keller-Ross, Manda Physical Therapy
Kelly, Aaron Department of Pediatrics / Center for Obesity Medicine
Kelly, Rosemary Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Kikyo, Nobuaki GCD
Konety, Suma Cardiovascular Division
Kyba, Michael Lillehei Heart Institute and Department of Pediatrics
Law, Ping-Yee Pharmacology
Liu, Hong Cardiovascular Division
Liu, Julia Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
Liu, Man Cardiovascular Division
Lohr, Jamie Pediatrics
Low, Walter Neurosurgery
Lowe, Dawn Physical Therapy
Luepker, Russell Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Lund, Troy Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant
Lutsey, Pamela Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
MacIver, Robroy Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Maharaj, Valmiki Cardiovascular Division
Marchant, Johnathan Pharmacology
Markowitz, Jeremy Cardiovascular Division
Metzger, Joseph Integrative Biology and Physiology
Meyer, Markus Cardiovascular Division
Narasimhan, Shanthi Pediatrics
Neaton, James Biostatistics, Public Health
Nelson, Dwight Department of Urology
Nijjar, Prabhjot Cardiovascular Division
Nordgren, Kendra Biomedical Science
Ogle, Brenda Biomedical Engineering
O'Grady, Scott Animal Sciences
Osborn, John Integrative Biology and Physiology
O-Uchi, Jin Cardiovascular Division
Panetta, Carmelo Cardiology
Panoskaltsis-Mortari, Angela Pediatrics
Perlingeiro, Rita Medicine - Cardiovascular Division
Pomerantz, William Chemistry
Prins, Kurt Cardiovascular Division
Pritzker, Marc Cardiology/Medicine
Raveendran, Ganesh Cardiology
Revelo, Xavier Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
Rich, Timothy Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Roopnarine, Osha Biochemistry Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Roukoz, Henri Medicine, Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Santilli, Steven Department of Radiology Surgery
Schultz, Jessica Cardiovascular Division
Sedaghat, Sanaz Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Shaffer, Andrew Department of Surgery
Shen, Wei Biomedical Engineering
Shenoy, Chetan Cardiovascular Division
Song, Guisheng Medicine
Sotiropoulos, Fotis Civil engineering and St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
Steer, Clifford Department of Medicine
Steffen, Lyn Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Steinberger, Julia Pediatric Cardiology
Straka, Robert Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology Department, College of Pharmacy
Swingen, Cory Surgery Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Talkachova, Alena Biomedical Engineering Department
Tang, Weihong Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public health
Thenappan, Thenappan medicine/cardiology/section of advanced heart failure and pulmonary hypertension
Thomas, David BMBB
Tolar, Jakub Pediatrics, Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Townsend, DeWayne Integrative Biology and Physiology
Tranquillo, Robert Biomedical Engineering
Traverse, Jay Cardiovascular Division
Treat-Jacobson, Diane School of Nursing
Tsai, Michael Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Ugurbil, Kamil Radiology
van Berlo, Jop Medicine
Van't Hof, Jeremy Medicine
Veglia, Gianluigi Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics; Chemistry
Vercelotti, Gregory Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
Wei, Li-Na Pharmacology, Medical School
Weir, Edward Medicine (Adjunct)
Williams, Jesse Integrative Biology and Physiology
Wilson, Robert Cardiovascular Division
Wong, K. Joshua Cardiothoracic Surgery
Xie, An Cardiovascular Division
Yamada, Takumi Cardiovascular Division
Yannopoulos, Demetri Cardiology
Zordoky, Beshay Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology