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Cindy L. Grines, MD, FACC, FSCAI

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After completing her medical training at Ohio State University, and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan, Dr. Grines spent three years as an assistant professor of medicine and director of interventional cardiology at the University of Kentucky at Lexington. She has practiced in Michigan since 1990.


Dr. Grines is widely acclaimed for her research in acute myocardial infarction and has initiated and designed the PAMI studies, which have brought primary angioplasty to the forefront as a leading reperfusion strategy revolutionizing the management of heart attack patients. Listed in the “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Grines has earned worldwide recognition and respect as a leading interventional cardiologist and researcher, participating in numerous clinical research trials, with over 500 publications, numerous book chapters and hundreds of medical journal articles regarding cardiac catheterization, angioplasty, acute myocardial infarction, chemical intervention to break down arterial blockage, and gene therapy.


She is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Interventional Cardiology, serves on the editorial boards of many leading national and international medical journals, and has co-edited several medical handbooks.

Dr. Grines is a member of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and is an active participant in their scientific programs and committees.


In the medical community, she is well-known for her expertise in the fields of acute myocardial infarction, coronary reperfusion and percutaneous revascularization procedures and lectures extensively throughout the United States and abroad.