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Richard L. Prager, M.D.
Richard L. Prager, M.D.
Richard L. Prager, M.D.
Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Head, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery
Director, Cardiovascular Center
Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency

Cardiovascular Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Floor 3
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5853
Telephone: 888-287-1082
biography Education/Appointments certification honors bibliography

Education

  • 1963-1964 – Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
  • 1964-1967 – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; A.B.
  • 1967-1971 – State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; M.D.

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1971-1976 – House Officer I-V (Including Senior Residency) in General Surgery, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1973-1974 – House Officer III - Surgical Research in Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Endocrinology, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1976-1978 – House Officer VI-VII Residency in Thoracic Surgery, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI

Academic Appointments

  • 1978-1983 – Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • 1978-1983 – Chief, Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery, Nashville Veteran's Administration Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • 1983-1999 – Clinical Associate Professor, Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1985-1986 – Associate Head, Department of General Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Catherine McAuley Health Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1990-1999 – Head, Section of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1997-1999 – Associate Head, Department of Surgery, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1999-Present – Professor of Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1999-Present – Head, Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2012 – Section Head of Adult Cardiac Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI