Peter Igarashi, MD, named Head of the Department of Medicine
Department of Medicine Chair
Wes Miller, MD
The Department of Medicine is one of the top research departments in the United States and represents the largest research faculty group at the University of Minnesota.
The Department is an innovative leader in medical education and has developed new, exciting curricula for medical student and resident education.
Enhancing the health of Minnesota, the nation, and the world through innovation in research, education and patient care.
Dr. Gary S. Francis from the Division of Cardiology is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He was recently honored by the American College of Cardiology in 2014 with the Distinguished Teacher Award and by the Heart Failure Society of America with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award
John J. Marini, MD, Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Division and Regions Hospital) is the recipient of the Forrest M. Bird Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award from the American Association of Respiratory Care. The award was conferred at the opening ceremony of the 60th Annual AARC Meeting on December 9, 2014 in Las Vegas. "This award was established in 1983 to acknowledge outstanding individual scientific contributions in the area of respiratory care of cardiopulmonary disorders with a grant from Dr. Forrest M. Bird, MD, PhD, ScD. Dr. Bird is the founder of Bird Products Corporation, a manufacturer of respiratory care equipment."
Past awardees have included international leaders in pulmonary and critical care medicine and in public health, including C. Everett Koop MD, former US Surgeon-General.