Alan Bank, MD, FACC
Director Research, MHI East at United Hospital
Associate Professor, Cardiology, University of MN
Associate Member, Graduate Faculty, Biomedical Engineering, University of MN
Dr. Alan Bank has directed the research division and the echo core laboratory at MHI East (formerly UHVC) for over 20 years. He has been the Principal Investigator in > 100 research studies and has published > 100 papers. His clinical interests are heart failure and echocardiography. His current main research interest is in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT). He has developed a novel noninvasive technology for measuring electrical dyssynchrony in heart failure patients with CRT and has submitted 5 patents on this technology. He is currently directing several clinical studies utilizing this technology to optimize programming in CRT patients and plans to utilize data from these studies to assist in commercialization of this technology. Dr. Bank is a founding member and serves on the board of the Joseph F. Novogratz Family Heart Rhythm Center.