Dr. Francis Zidar, MD

Dr. Francis Zidar, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Francis Zidar, MD is an interventional cardiology doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

Austin Heart, PA.

3801 N Lamar Blvd Ste 300

Austin, TX 78756
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Zidar performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zidar "The Mission of Austin Heart is to provide exceptional cardiac and vascular care to every patient every day with a spirit of warmth, friendliness, and personal pride."


  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension


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  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Boston College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Michigan Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Michigan Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Duke University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cum Laude; Boston College, School of Arts & Sciences, 1992
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Research Award Winner: Cardiology, 2002
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta - National Pre-Medical Honor Society, 1992
Media & Publications
  • Book Chapter, 2004
  • Publication, 1993
  • Publication, 1993
  • Publication, 1995
  • Publication, 2004
  • Publication, 2008
  • Publication, 1996
  • Publication, 2004
  • Publication, 2004
  • Book Chapter, 2007
  • Publication, 1991
  • Publication, 2003
  • Publication, 2003
  • Publication, 2004
  • Publication, 1995
  • Publication, 1996
  • Publication, 2003
  • Publication, 1995
  • Book Chapter, 2004
  • Sudden Cardiac Death, 2008
  • Identifying Heart Disease, 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Heart Hospital of Austin

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Zidar is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Zidar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zidar to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Zidar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Phoenix |
My 1st visit with Dr. Zidar was great he seems to genuinely care about his patients and their hearts. as well as over all health.
in Georgetown, TX |
Very good dr.he take his time with patients. Makes you feel very relax. His staff is very professional
in Burnet, TX |
I have been a patient of Dr. Zidar for 12 years. His group of associates, Austin Heart, opened a new office 40 miles closer to my home, but I still choose to drive the extra distance to keep him as my doctor. He is highly competent, he listens, and he cares. The same goes for the excellent staff he maintains.
in Georgetown, TX |
I and my wife met with Dr. Zidar for a second opinion about an upcoming heart stent operation. I now feel confident that Dr. Zidar is the right doctor to do my surgery. Dr. Zidar answered every question we had concerning my heart problem without being condescending to me or my wife. He was respectful , courteous, and patient.
in Austin, TX |
I would not be alive where it not for Dr. Zidar's skills placing pulmonary stents. He is a excellent physician and human being. His nurse Barbara is wonderful, skilled nurse and wonderful person. An Austin physician
in Cedar Park, TX |
My experience with Dr. Zidar, his staff, and the Heart Hospital of Austin has been outstanding. I sincerely believe they have extended my life expectancy dramatically and feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to benefit from all their knowledge and assistance. Thanks very much.
Austin, TX |
My visit with Dr. Zidar, as always, was very thorough and most satisfactory. He and his staff are most attentive and helpful. I highly recommend him.
in Austin, TX |
I needed a cardiac release for an already scheduled procedure by another physician. Dr Zidar's staff squeezed me in the next day to have tests and meet with him to get approval for the coming surgery. Everyone was so helpful and he and they even apologized for making me wait. The wait was minimal but their end of the day attitude and support was unbelievable.
in Austin, TX |
My experience with Dr. Zidar has been a blessing, he has excellent bedside manners and is very calming. I found him going by recommendations I found online, after meeting him at my first appointment, I knew this was the doctor for me. I told him about my fears and the long family history I have with Heart Disease. He told me we are going to take this step by step. He sat with me and explained thoroughly what was going to happen during my procedure. He is kind and goes the extra mile.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Zidar accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Zidar has admitting privileges

Heart Hospital of Austin
3801 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
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Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 W 38th St
Austin, TX 78705
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St. David's Medical Center
919 E 32nd St
Austin, TX 78705
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St. David's Round Rock Medical Center
2400 Round Rock Ave
Round Rock, TX 78681
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