Michelle Carlson, MD

Cardiology

Specialty Centers


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"My goal is to connect with each patient to understand his or her current state of health and identify barriers to the pursuit of health. I believe that, by working together, the patient and his or her healthcare team can be more effective in improving health through medical and interventional treatments as well as changes in formal and informal social support systems."

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Carlson specializes in general cardiology and cardiac imaging. As a general cardiologist, Dr. Carlson is focused on developing clinics for cardio-oncology (the management of cardiovascular diseases affected patients with cancer) and Women’s Cardiovascular Health. She has additional interest in heart failure and the role of co-production in health. As a cardiac imaging specialist, Dr. Carlson is trained in multi-modality imaging of the heart, including echocardiography, cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, and cardiac nuclear imaging. She seeks to optimize the quality of these imaging modalities and ensure that the ideal study is performed for each clinical scenario.

Credibility

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Eligible in Cardiovascular Disease

Honors

  • Chief Fellow, University of Minnesota Internal Medicine Resident, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, 2013-2014
  • Chief Fellow, Hennepin County Medical Center and Minneapolis Heart Institute Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, 2016-2017

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Publications

  • Hesselink G, Johnson JD, Batalden P, Carlson MD, Geense W, Groenewoud S, Jones S, Roy B, Sansone C, Wolf J, Bart B, Wollersheim H. Reframing Healthcare Services through the Lens of Co-Production (RheLaunCh): a study protocol for a mixed methods evaluation of mechanisms by which healthcare and social services impact the health and well-being of COPD and CHF patients in the United States and the Netherlands. BMJ Open. [Accepted]
  • Carlson MD, Shroff GR. Anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation and chronic kidney disease. Chapter in Cardio-Nephrology: Confluence of the Heart and Kidney in Clinical Practice. Eds: Rangaswami J, Lerma, EV, Ronco, C. New York: Springer, 2017. [In press]
  • Carlson MD. Reflections on Admissions for Heart-and Social System-Failure. JAMA Cardiol. 2017 May 24. doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2017.1492. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Carlson MD, Eckman P. A review of vasodilators in acute decompensated heart failure: the old and the new. J Card Fail. 2013 Jul;19(7):478-93.

Personal

"Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my sons, walking on local nature trails, gardening, and sewing."

 

Medical School

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Residency

Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Fellowship

Cardiovascular Disease, Minneapolis Heart Institute and Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA