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.


Assistant Professor Forum Kamdar, MD is among 17 physician scientists in the country to be awarded the prestigious

The University of Minnesota Medical School, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health Services, has awarded a Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant to