Dr. Francis Pagani, Heart Valve Surgeon

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...

2 Patient Reviews for Dr. Pagani

"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

My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Aortic valve repair and replacement
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Surgical myectomy

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Left ventricular assist devices
  • Heart transplantation
  • Stem cell therapy

Education, Training & Certificates

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

Dr. Francis Pagani

University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(866) 306-7468

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