About the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Changing the course of cardiovascular disease toward cardiovascular health. That’s the focus of every physician and researcher at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute. We are an evidence-based institute dedicated to creating new ways to attack cardiovascular disease from every angle, at every point in a person’s lifetime.

Learn how Phil and Penny Knight's $125 million gift established the Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Dr. Albert Starr (left) and Dr. Sanjiv Kaul, providers and pioneers at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute

Making heart disease history

The modern era of cardiology began at OHSU.

Skeptics at first balked at revolutionary breakthroughs created at OHSU such as angioplasty and the artificial heart valve, but the statistics don't lie. Half as many people die from heart disease today than 50 years ago. But it is still the nation's number one killer.

The OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute aims to leverage everything we've learned and accomplished in the past 50 years to drive innovations that ultimately eliminate the burdens of cardiovascular disease.

Read more about cardiovascular innovations at OHSU

Leading in prevention and care

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in Oregon and Washington.

At the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, our experts are improving cardiovascular health and finding cures for cardiovascular disease through personalized care and research innovation. Year after year OHSU is ranked Oregon's top Cardiology and Heart Surgery hospital according to U.S. News & World Report. We offer Oregon's only comprehensive heart program - everything from helping you prevent heart disease to performing heart transplants.

Meet our team of cardiovascular experts

Get to know our advisory board

Learn about the history of cardiovascular medicine at OHSU