Frank Zidar, M.D. is originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree with Honors at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He then received his Medical Degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Zidar began his eight years of post-graduate training with an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he was selected to serve an additional year as Chief Medical Resident. This was followed by a Cardiology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Zidar then completed a second fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Zidar is American Board of Internal Medicine certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He is also board certified in Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Zidar is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the Heart Hospital of Austin and is the Director of Interventional Services at Austin Heart. His training and research have led to his appointment as Principal Investigator in many clinical trials involving advanced interventional devices and technology. He is recognized nationally as a leader in the field of Carotid Artery Stenting. Other areas of expertise and interest include complex coronary and peripheral vascular intervention and catheter therapies for aortic valve stenosis. He enjoys swimming, boating and trying to keep up with his three daughters.