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 The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. Read more...

4 Patient Reviews for Dr. Pagani

"Dr. Pagani was awesome. He never gave up on me."

-- LaVishia McDonald, heart valve surgery patient

"My wife and I both liked him very much..... Very easy to talk with..... Didn’t just tell us what we wanted to hear but what we needed to hear.... So glad we trusted him to do this surgery..... We give him an A+"

-- Earl Carpenter, Aortic Valve, Pulmonary Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, 03/27/2018

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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

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

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