Gary Francis, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP

Gary Francis, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP
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University of Minnesota Heart Care - Minneapolis
Phillips-Wangensteen Building
516 Delaware St. SE, Clinic 4B
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Philosophy of Care:

I am dedicated to providing patients with as much information about their medical condition as possible, so that they can fully participate in choices for their treatment and medical care.

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Board Certifications:

  • Mpls. St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" - (2012-2014) 
  • Best Doctors in America (2011-2014)
  • Paul Wood Award for Excellence in Cardiology, Imperial College of London (2008)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Heart Failure Society of America (2014)
  • Distinguished Teacher Award, American College of Cardiology (2014)
  • AHA Hero Award

  • Kiernan MS, Wentworth D, Francis GS, Martinez FA, Dickstein K, Komajda M, Zannd F, Neaton JD, Konstam MA. Predicting adverse events during angiotensin blocker treatment in heart failure: results from the HEAAL trial. Eur J Heart Failure 2012; 14: 1401-1409.
  • Lu F, Eckman PM, Liao KK, Apostolidau I, John R, Chen T, Das GS, Francis GS, Benditt DG, Garry DJ. Catheter ablation of hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia with mechanical circulatory support. International Journal of Cardiology 2013; 168(4):3859-3865.
  • Sarraf M, Francis GS. It Is All About the Heart Rate. Or Is It? J Am Coll Cardiology 2012; 59: 1946-47
  • Francis GS. On Writing with Young People. J Cardiac Failure 2013;19:71-72.
  • Alpert JS, Francis GS. Practicing “check the box” medicine. Am J Med 2013; 126(12):1027-1028.
  • Hall JL, O’Connell T, Francis GS. Promising small molecule for heart failure targeting adrenal catecholamine release and B-adrenergic receptor signaling in the heart. J Am Coll Cardiol 2014; 63:2558-2559.
  • Peura JL, Colvin-Adams M, Francis GS, Grady K, Hoffman T, Jessup M, John R, Kiernan M, Mitchell J, O’Connell JB, Pagani F, Petty M, Ravichandran PS, Rogers J, Semigran M, Toole JM. Recommendations for the Use of Mechanical Circulatory Support: Device Strategies and Patient Selection. A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2012; 126: 2648-2667.
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