Heart Failure & Transplantation Faculty

  • Rebecca Cogswell, MD: Clinical interests are Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction; Advanced Heart Failure; Hemodynamics; Cardiac Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support.

  • Daniel Garry, MD, PhD: Dan’s laboratory has a long-standing interest in regenerative and stem cell biology with a focus on the heart and skeletal muscle. In their studies of the heart and skeletal muscle, the Garry laboratory utilizes an array of technologies including gene disruption strategies, transgenesis, single cell genome analysis, gene editing (TALEN and CRISPR technologies), inducible ES/EB model systems, hiPSC technologies, FACS and other cellular, biochemical and molecular biological techniques.

  • Cindy Martin, MD: Born in Ashland, Louisiana, Dr. Martin received her M.D. from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. At the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, she completed her residency, general-cardiology fellowship, advanced heart failure/transplantation fellowship, and a formal three-year postdoctoral research fellowship in molecular cardiology in Dr. Daniel Garry’s laboratory, then at UT Southwestern. Dr. Martin joined the University of Minnesota faculty in 2007.

  • Emil Missov, MD, PhD: Dr. Missov received his medical degree from the University of Plovdiv in Bulgaria. He furthered his training in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and hemodynamics at the University of Montpellier in France. He also earned a PhD in clinical cardiovascular disease from the University of Montpellier. He went on to complete a post-doctoral heart failure fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, and a cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

  • Marc Pritzker, MD, FACC: Heart disease is a chronic disease that requires a system of care to provide established treatments and patient education and reinforcement, as well as to use established therapies in new and novel ways, and provide access to new and promising therapies as they emerge. We have a system of care that provides easy access and a team approach to long-term care, patient education, and therapy adjustment.

  • Thenappan Thenappan, MD: Cardiovascular Center;University of Minnesota Medical Center;University of Minnesota Physicians.