About Us

Whether we are caring for our patients, conducting research, or educating medical students, residents, and fellows, our number one priority is to advance the understanding and prevention of cardiovascular disease. 


Clinical Care

Our faculty and staff treat patients at Michigan Medicine's Frankel Cardiovascular Center - one of the largest facilities in the heart of the University of Michigan Medical Campus. It is in this 350,000 square-foot, multidisciplinary facility that we can fulfill our vision of being the best academic heart and vascular center in the world. 

The facility, which opened June 11, 2007, includes a 24-bed surgical post-procedure ICU, 24 vascular general/moderate care beds, nine cardiac procedure rooms, four cardiac surgery operating rooms, two vascular surgery operating rooms, two general thoracic operating rooms, two endovascular procedure labs, and 36 clinic exam rooms.


Our faculty have made groundbreaking contributions to the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Our research efforts span a broad spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical research activities.

Basic and Translational Research

Our strengths in basic and translational research include:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiac Myocyte Biology
  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Tissue and Cell Regeneration
  • Vascular and Thrombosis Biology

Clinical Research

We are actively involved in clinical research. New medications, devices, surgical procedures, diagnostic tools and prevention strategies need thorough testing before they can become part of routine patient care. We are involved in numerous clinical trials that span our clinical areas. 

Education and Training

It is our duty to pass the torch of knowledge on to the next generation and also to share with healthcare professionals around the world what we have learned in the clinic and research lab to further the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.  

Our Fellowship Programs offer comprehensive educational curriculum designed to train future leaders in the field of cardiovascular disease. In addition, we offer a variety of continuing medical education courses and seminars taught by our faculty. 


Chief, David J. Pinsky, MD

Dr. David Pinsky

Dr. David J. Pinsky is the J. Griswold Ruth and Margery Hopkins Ruth Professor of Internal Medicine, the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, as well as the Scientific Director of the U-M Cardiovascular Center. Prior to joining U-M in March 2003, Dr. Pinsky was director of research for the Cardiovascular Disease Training Program at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and associate professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He served at Columbia University from 1992-2003. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University and performed his medicine residency, as well as his research fellowship in heart failure at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He also performed research fellowships in cardiology and vascular biology at Columbia.

Dr. Pinsky’s work focuses on mechanisms driving hypoxic/ischemic modulation of the vascular phenotype. The laboratory focuses on translational vascular medicine, so that the molecular mechanisms being studied are made relevant to disease models such as stroke, myocardal infarction, and heart and lung transplantation.

As a result of his groundbreaking research, Dr. Pinsky has earned a reputation as one of the country's foremost experts in understanding the relationship between blood flow and heart and brain diseases. His research efforts have earned him numerous grants and awards, including the American Heart Association Melvin Marcus Young Investigator Award in cardiovascular physiology and the AHA Established Investigator Award.

Administrator, Joseph Zogaib

Joseph Zogaib
Administrator, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
2722H Cardiovascular Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
[email protected]

Faculty Leadership

Keith Aaronson
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director of Adult Heart Transplant

Stanley Chetcuti, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Interventional Cardiology

Kim Eagle, MD
Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Health Management and Policy, U-M School of Public Health
Director, Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center 
Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Clinical Quality

James Froehlich, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Anticoagulation Services
Director, Vascular Medicine

Hitinder Gurm, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Chief Clinical Officer for UH/CVC Services

Scott Hummel, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Veterans Affairs Chief of Cardiology

Todd Koelling, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Heart Failure

Theodore Kolias, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Echocardiography

Vallerie McLaughlin, MD
Kim A. Eagle MD Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine,
Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Division Chief
Associate Chief Clinical Officer, UMMG Cardiovascular Services
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Hakan Oral, MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Electrophysiology

Contact Us

Academic Office

Administrative Assistant
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
2139 Cardiovascular Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
[email protected]

Patient Inquiries

Referring Physician Inquiries