Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship: Faculty

Study with Active Practitioners and Clinical Researchers

About Our Faculty

Dr. Bradley Bart in Cath Lab Photo

More than 70 providers from HCMC and Abbott-Northwestern Hospital actively participate in the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship. These specialists are leaders in their fields and work directly with our fellows. At HCMC, our faculty hold leadership positions within our healthcare system as well as teaching positions at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Abbott-Northwestern Hospital faculty manage one of the nation’s leading private heart institutes. Many are actively pursuing clinical research at their respective facilities.

Program Leadership

  • Dr. Bradley A. Bart, Program Director, Chief – Cardiology Division, HCMC; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Kevin M. Harris, Site Director, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital/Minneapolis Heart Institute

Areas of Expertise

Every day our faculty share their dedication and expertise in a variety of key disciplines:

Discipline HCMC Faculty
Advanced Imaging Dr. Gautam Shroff
Dr. Mengistu Simegn
Cardiorenal Disease Dr. Charles Herzog
Dr. Gautam Shroff
Dr. Mengistu Simegn
Echocardiography Dr. Richard Asinger
Dr. Charles Herzog
Electrophysiology Dr. Rehan Karim
Heart Failure Dr. Bradley Bart
Dr. Steven Goldsmith
Interventional Dr. Fouad Bachour
Prevention Dr. Woubeshet Ayenew
Discipline Abbott-Northwestern Faculty
Cardiovascular CT and MRI Dr. John Lesser
Echocardiography/Aortic Stenosis Dr. Kevin M. Harris
Echocardiography/Cardiac CT Dr. Marc Newell
Echocardiography/Nuclear Cardiology Dr. Desmond Jay
Dr. Quirino Orlandi
Electrophysiology Dr. Raed Abdelhadi
Dr. Jay Sengupta
Heart Failure Dr. Kasia Hryniewicz
Interventional Dr. Ivan Chavez

Professional Leadership and Awards

Faculty members have served in state and national organizations at all levels. These include:

  • President, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Investigator, International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissections (IRAD)
  • Stem Cell Network, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Minnesota Heart Failure Consortium
  • United States Renal Data System (USRDS) CV Lead Researcher
  • Associate Editors