Kevin Harris, MD
Dr. Harris moved from Washington University School of Medicine to his current position at Minneapolis Heart Institute® in 1998. He is a clinical cardiologist and echocardiographer with clinical and research interests in aortic disease and aortic dissection, valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart disease in athletes.
He is actively involved in cardiology education, serving as associate program director for cardiology training for the HCMC/Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital training program. Prior to this role, he was a member of the University of Minnesota fellowship committee for 12 years. Dr. Harris is also the current director of the Aortic Dissection Program and serves as a member of the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD) group, having authored over 100 manuscripts.
In 2024, Dr. Harris joined MHIF's board of directors, feeling grateful for the support he'd been given over the years. Since it's inception, he's been closely involved in the MHIF clinical research internship program and has enjoyed mentoring several interns, noting how gratifying it is to see research come to completion and witness the career trajectory of the interns.
"Investigator-initiated research which would not be possible without the direct support of the foundation and my colleagues. I'm grateful for opportunities to participate in the educational mission of MHIF, both with healthcare professionals and the community at large." - Dr. Kevin Harris