Christina Lauren Fanola, MD, MSC

Cardiologist, Vascular Medicine Specialist

Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Care Philosophy

Dr. Fanola specializes in cardiology, vascular medicine and ultrasound imaging. Her practice focuses on complex cardiology and vascular care as often the two disease states are intertwined. She believes in a team-based approach and a shared decision-making process with patients, caregivers and referring physicians, centered on education and open communication.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Complex Aortic Disease
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Massive Pulmonary Embolism
  • Noninvasive Hemodynamics
  • Vascular Imaging
  • Vascular Ultrasound

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC


  • Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA


  • Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA - Cardiovascular Medicine

Other Education

  • Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA - Vascular Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA - Clinical Trials Fellowship
  • Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA - Masters of Science in Epidemiology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Vascular Medicine

Recognition and Leadership


  • Young Investigator Award - European Society of Cardiology
  • Young Leadership Award - American College of Physicians Massachusetts Chapter


  • Associate Director, Aortopathy Clinic, University of Minnesota
  • Co-Chair, Young Physician Committee, Society of Vascular Medicine

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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