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:

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

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