Edward McFalls, MD PhD, MS

Academic Title

Professor of Medicine


Medical School: Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine Residency, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Fellowships: Cardiology Fellowship, Oregon Health Sciences Center, Portland, OR; Research Fellowship, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
Doctoral Degree: Coronary Physiology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Holland
Master's Degree: Environmental Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA



Clinical Title(s)
  • Chief of Cardiology
  • Academic Staff Cardiologist
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Associate (Circulation & Basic Science Councils)
  • Institute for Clinical PET & Society for Nuclear Medicine
Board Certifications
  • Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Hospital Privileges
  • Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Biography Summary

Dr. McFalls attended medical school at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before heading to the Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland for his Cardiology Fellowship. After that, he completed a Research Fellowship at Hammersmith Hospital in London and obtained his doctoral degree in Coronary Physiology at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Holland. Dr. McFalls has worked as an Academic Staff Cardiologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis since 1991. Currently, he is the Chief of Cardiology at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Awards and Recognition Received 

"Athlete-of-the-Year" - Tamarac High School, Troy NY (1970); Cum Laude - Bachelors Degree in Chemistry (1974); Graduate School: Traineeship Award (1974-76); Magna Cum Laude – Master's Degree in Environmental Science (1976); "Academic Distinction" Award - Hahnemann Medical School (1980); Chief Medical Resident: University of Wisconsin-Madison (1983-84); British-American Heart Association Post-doc Award (1987-88); Dutch Academic Promotion (Ph.D.- Erasmus MC, The Netherlands) (1991); Fellow, American College of Cardiology (1999); Fellow, American Heart Association-Council of Basic Sciences (2001); "Teacher of the Year"; Cardiology Fellowship Award (2001); "Teacher of the Year"; Cardiology Fellowship Award (2005); "Teacher of the Year"; Cardiology Fellowship Award (2007); Elected into Association of University Cardiologists (AUC) (2013)