Gary Francis, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP

Gary Francis, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, FHFSA

Cardiologist

Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Lakes Medical Center
  • Maple Grove Hospital
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

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

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Congestive Heart Failure

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Residencies

  • U.S. Navy Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Fellowships

  • U.S. Navy Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine; Cardiovascular Disease; Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology)

Recognition and Leadership

Recognition

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2011-2015)
  • Best Doctors in America (2000-2015)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from Heart Failure Society of America (2014)
  • The Distinguished Teacher Award (National) from the American College of Cardiology (2014)

Leadership

  • President, Heart Failure Society of America (2004-2006)
  • Interim Chief, Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota (2014-present)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cardiac Failure (2010-2014)
  • Executive Medical Director, Cardiovascular Service Line (2014)

Academic Information

Professor of Medicine, Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation Chair in Adult Clinical Cardiology, University of Minnesota

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