Hello! My name is Dr. Francis Pagani and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Georgetown University in 1986. To date, I have performed approximately 5,000 cardiac surgeries, of which more than 2,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is my extensive training and 20 years of experience that has given me the skills and confidence to become an accomplished surgeon who possesses the necessary integrity, intelligence and compassion to deliver the best care to my patients.
"Dr. Pagani was awesome. He never gave up on me."
-- LaVishia McDonald, heart valve surgery patient
"Dr. Pagani performed a "Septal Myectomy and also installed a St Jude's mechanical valve." He is awesome. He is also the head of the heart transplant team at the University of Michigan. Very professional but personable too."
-- Lynne Krus, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/14/2011
Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
Dr. Francis Pagani, heart surgeon, graduated from Georgetown University in 1986.
After medical school, Dr. Pagani completed a Surgical Internship and Residency at Georgetown University Hospital in 1988.
From 1988 to 1990, Dr. Pagani was a Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
In 1990, Dr. Pagani returned to Georgetown University Hospital where he completed a Surgical Residency and was named Chief Resident of Surgery. Dr. Pagani then completed a Thoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1995.
During his 20-year career, Dr. Pagani, who is certified by The American Board of Thoracic Surgery, has received several awards including:
* Recipient of the Otto Gago, MD Endowed Professorship in Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan, 2008 * Top Doctor Castle Connolly * Marquis Who’s Who * Detroit Hour Magazine Top Doctor * Best Doctors in America