Kurt Prins, MD, PhD


Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Care Philosophy

It is my pleasure to be able to care for patients with pulmonary hypertension with various etiologies. I will help my patients understand their disease, give them the best treatment options ranging from currently approved therapies to clinical trials, and work together to help them feel better and live longer.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Clinical trial participation
  • Hemodynamic Evaluation
  • IV Prostacyclin
  • Pulmonary Balloon Angioplasty
  • Right Ventricular Failure

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN-Cardiovascular Disease

Other Education

  • PhD: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics

Recognition and Leadership


  • National Research Service Award: NHLBI
  • Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigator Retreat
  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award: NHBLI


  • American Heart Association
  • Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association
  • American Thoracic Society

Academic Information

Assistant Professor