Rochester, Minnesota Clinical Profile


My research interests include application of clinical research techniques to answer questions in cardiovascular disease.

Design and methodology:

  • Retrospective
    • Secondary database studies
    • Population-based epidemiology
    • Meta-analysis
  • Prospective
    • Randomized clinical trials
    • Cohort studies
    • Case-control studies
  • Clinical epidemiology
    • Likelihood ratios and diagnostic test evaluation
    • Critical appraisal of medical evidence

Clinical and research areas of interest:

  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
    • Acute coronary syndromes
    • Revascularization for chronic CAD
    • Evaluation of interventional and surgical therapies for CAD
  • Non-CAD
    • Management of patients with combined coronary-peripheral vascular disease
    • Cardiac hemodynamics
    • Novel anticoagulant therapies
    • Management of quality and costs in coronary

Current study examples:

  1. Ap rospective evaluation of the prevalence of renal artery stenosis among hypertensive patients undergoing cardiac catheterization.
  2. A2x2 evaluation of amiodarone and beta blockade for prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation.
  3. Ap rospective randomized controlled trial of low molecular weight heparin prior to noncardiac surgeries in patients with pre-existing mechanical heart valves.
  4. An evaluation of periprocedural complications among patients with peripheral vascular disease in the BARI study.
  5. Operator volume, case mix, and procedural mortality in a rapidly changing interventional practice.


See my publications


Primary Appointment

  1. Cardiovascular Diseases

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. MBA - Carlson Executive MBA Program Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  2. Fellow - Interventional Cardiology Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Fellow - Cardiovascular Diseases Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. Resident - Internal Medicine Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. Internship - Special Mixed Medicine Internship University of Manitoba
  6. MD - Faculty of Medicine, BSc (Med) University of Winnipeg
  7. BSc - Faculty of Science, Bachelor of Science University of Manitoba

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