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. Dr. Eagle has contributed extramural presentations to nearly 86,000 learners in 30 US states and 8 countries. He has published more than 406 peer-reviewed articles, 49 chapters, and edited 8 books including his latest, The Heart of a Champion, co-written with legendary Michigan football coach, Bo Schembechler. He maintains an active inpatient and outpatient practice and was a member of the team which created the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. Dr. Eagle has served the American College of Cardiology as a director of numerous extramural programs, a member of its Guideline Task Force, Chair of the Task Force for the Development of Performance Measures, annual Scientific Sessions Program Committee, and is the editor of the American College of Cardiology’s Cardio source Journal Scans. He served its Board of Trustees from 2001-2005. He received ACC’s Master’s designation in 2009. He served on the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s External Advisory Committee from 2002-2006, and was named Study Chair of its Genetic Causes of Aortic Disease initiative in 2006. He has served the American Heart Association on numerous local and national committees.
Since his recruitment to the University of Michigan, 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.