May 2, 2007

Kevin Graham, MD, Named President of Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

The Cardiovascular Services Division Board of Directors for the Minneapolis Heart Institute has tapped a longtime cardiologist to serve as the organization's new leader. Kevin Graham, MD, was recently named president of the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

Graham is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Prior to joining the Minneapolis Heart Institute, he had an internal medicine residency at the Hennepin County Medical Center from 1983 to 1985 and a cardiology fellowship with the University of Minnesota from 1986 to 1988.

He has treated patients through the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital since 1989. In addition to his work with patients, Graham serves as director of the Preventive Cardiology and Outpatient Clinical Laboratory Programs at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, conducts research through the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and is a clinical assistant professor of medicine with the University of Minnesota.

Graham will continue to see patients, teach and conduct research on a limited basis. Most of his time will be spent leading the Minneapolis Heart Institute as it continues to provide a comprehensive range of cardiovascular medical services at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and other locations throughout the region. Graham replaces Randall K. Johnson, MD, who stepped down as president of the institute earlier this year.

The Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital is recognized internationally as one of the world's leading heart institutes. Its facility combines the finest in personalized patient care with sophisticated technology in a unique, family-oriented environment. The Institute's programs address the full range of heart-health needs: prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. The Minneapolis Heart Institute is found online at