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Kim Eagle

Kim A Eagle MD, MACC

Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School; Director, Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dr. Kim Eagle is the Albion Walter Hewlett Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan Health System. He graduated from Oregon State University in 1976 and from Tufts University Medical School in 1979. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital from 1979 to 1983 followed by research and clinical fellowships in cardiology and health services research at Harvard Medical School and The Massachusetts General Hospital from 1983 through 1986. From 1986 to 1994, Dr. Eagle served The Massachusetts General Hospital where he was promoted to Associate Director of Clinical Cardiology and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard. 

Since his recruitment to the University of Michigan in 1994, he has overseen a vigorous outcomes research program focusing on quality, cost-effectiveness, use of practice guidelines in cardiovascular care, evaluation and management of acute coronary syndromes, the evaluation and management of aortic diseases, the fight against childhood obesity (Founder of Project Healthy Schools), heart disease in special populations and reuse of pacemakers in third world nations (Founder of Project My Heart Your Heart). His outcomes research team has led quality improvement initiatives across the state of Michigan in acute MI, heart failure, and coronary angioplasty. Dr. Eagle has contributed extramural presentations to more than 100,000 learners in 33 US states and 11 countries. He has published 515 peer-reviewed articles, 66 chapters, and edited 8 books including his latest, The Heart of a Champion, co-written with legendary Michigan football coach, Bo Schembechler. 

Dr. Eagle has served the American College of Cardiology as a director of numerous extramural programs, a member of its Guideline Task Force, inaugural Chair of the Task Force for the Development of Performance Measures and is the editor of the American College of Cardiology’s Cardiosource Journal Scans. He served its Board of Trustees from 2001-2005.  He received ACC’s “Master” designation in 2009, and it’s Distinguished Teacher Award in 2012. He served on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s External Advisory Committee from 2002-2006, and has been Study Chair of its Genetic Causes of Thoracic Aortic Conditions (GenTAC) since 2006. He has served the American Heart Association on numerous local and national committees. He is President of the Association of University Cardiologists and a Board Member of the World Medical Relief. 

Dr. Eagle, his wife Darlene and son Taylor (a first year Medical Student at the University of Michigan) enjoy Ann Arbor’s diverse opportunities for cultural and family fun. They spend time cheering the Michigan athletic teams, and volunteering at St. Mary’s Student Parish (Director of Development Committee). Dr. Eagle is Immediate Past President of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. He is an avid fly fisherman and skier and often enjoys these pastimes in Montana, his childhood home.