The Lillehei Heart Institute brings together faculty and students committed to cardiovascular scholarship, facilitating their interaction and allowing them to share core University resources.

Financial support from the Institute provides the margin of excellence that enhances our competitiveness in the global effort to cure heart and vascular diseases.

The Institute is built on the legacy of University of Minnesota icons that created a culture of innovation and discovery. Today, established investigators who have secured highly competitive federal, corporate and foundation research grants working together with the next generation of young investigators to lessen the toll of cardiovascular disease on all of us.

News

Lillehei Heart Institute Faculty member Naoko Koyano-Nakagawa, Ph.D. has been awarded the 2015 Dr. Marvin and Hadassah Bacaner Research Award in cardiology.

Dr. Demetris Yannopolous was recognized at the American Heart Association's 21st Anniversary event on Nov. 7, 2015.