Essentia Health welcomes Cardiologist Dr. Michael Curran


Dr. Michael Curran, who specializes in clinical and interventional cardiology, is welcoming patients at the Essentia Health Marilyn Covey Heart and Vascular Center in Brainerd.

“I chose to specialize in cardiovascular disease because as I was progressing through my career in medicine and training, I realized that I wanted to practice in a specialty where I could not only focus on one organ system, but really make a difference in patient outcomes. I have found that in the practice of cardiovascular disease and more specifically, interventional cardiology,” shares Dr. Curran.

Dr. Curran earned his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La. and he did his residency in internal medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, Calif. His fellowship in cardiology was at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. His fellowship in interventional cardiology was at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Md. He is board certified in interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

“Cardiovascular disease is the most well studied, well-funded fields of medicine with a collection of clinical data from the last 50 years which has provided us with irrefutable evidence of what works and what doesn’t for many conditions,” shares Dr. Curran. “We have the opportunity to make a tremendous difference in patient’s cardiovascular outcomes, which is a very gratifying feeling in the field of medicine.”

To learn more about cardiology, visit the “Services & Specialties” section of You can also call the Marilyn Covey Heart & Vascular Center at 218-828-7580. Visit with your primary care provider if you feel a referral to cardiology may be needed. Click on “Doctors & Providers” to see Dr. Curran’s full profile.