Marek Kokoszka - MD

 
Marek Kokoszka - MD

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My Areas of Practice

Chair of Cardiology Department and the Medical Director of the Heart Program since 2011.

Non-invasive imaging including cardiac MRI and coronary CT angiography, general cardiology consultation

General Information

Gender: Male

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Additional Languages
  • Polish
Services

Practices at

Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Shakopee
1415 St. Francis Ave.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Heart and Vascular Center
6500 Excelsior Blvd.

Floors 1-3
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Education & Certifications

Certification: Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
2003

Internal Medicine Residency: Hospital of St. Raphael/Yale University
New Haven, CT
1998

Internal Medicine and Cardiology Training Program: Jagiellonian University - Krakow, Poland
1992

Internal Med./Cardiology: Jagiellonian University - Krakow, Poland

Certification: National Board of Echocardiography Certification
2002

Certification: Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Disease
2003

Cardiology Fellowship: University of Connecticut - Farmington
2003

Personal

I have a special interest and training in cardiovascular imaging including cardiac MRI and cardiac CT angiography. These 2 newest techniques allow meticulous definition of cardiac morphology and structure, specifically in challenging clinical cases. 

As a clinical cardiologist, I see patients with a variety of cardiovascular conditions. Although incredible progress in cardiovascular medications, procedure and surgeries made the treatment of cardiac conditions very rewarding, from a therapeutic point of view, early lifestyle and preventive interventions are among the most effective means of managing the burden of cardiovascular disease.

I strongly believe in a need for detailed patient education in order for the patients to make the right decision about available choices of treatment. Many cardiac interventions are surrounded by a cloud of non-scientific beliefs which need to be discussed with the patients. I enjoy helping my patients to understand the value of complex medical interventions. I strongly believe that close cooperation between the patient and physician assures the best possible quality of care.