Dr. Mike Frangiskakis
My path to becoming a cardiologist has taken me around the country, starting with being born in Maryland, a phase in the Midwest, a stop-over in the Rockies, and eventually back to the Midwest. With initial interests in research, I obtained a PhD in Human Genetics. During that education, I was exposed to medicine and decided to broaden my research by going to medical school. Ultimately, my medical training ended in Pittsburgh with me becoming a Cardiologist.
My goal in Cardiology is to be a general practitioner, someone who enjoys teaching the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to prevent disease progression, though I also manage coronary artery disease risk factors, heart failure, valve disease, and some arrhythmias. In addition to being certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, I have also been certified in Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. All told, my travels and training have taught me the importance of listening to each person as an individual, forming a trusting relationship, and working towards the ideal solution for each person.
When not at work, I thrive on spending time with my family, including my wife (a Pediatrician), two children, and three dogs. Our favorite activities include nearly any outdoor activity, time spent traveling, seeing new museums and performances, and trying new restaurants. When I’m not with my family, you’ll likely find me in the woods, on a tractor, on a bike, or in a kayak.