Barry T. Katzen, MD, founder of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute (MCVI), has been named chief medical executive of the Institute, which is part of Baptist Health South Florida.
With the need for significantly greater executive leadership spanning the systemwide clinical domain, Dr. Katzen becomes a full-time executive with Baptist Health. In this role, he is responsible for providing clinical leadership and expertise to the cardiovascular physicians throughout Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, which has more than 25 locations of integrated heart and vascular services across South Florida.
In addition to his expanded leadership responsibilities, Dr. Katzen will continue to practice vascular and interventional radiology and care for patients.
“Building and maintaining a high-quality, innovative cardiovascular service line requires visionary leadership,” said Jack Ziffer, MD, PhD, executive vice president and chief physician executive for Baptist Health. “Dr. Katzen’s important contributions to research and cutting-edge treatments for heart and vascular conditions, combined with his many years of success leading the Institute’s skilled physicians in a collaborative manner, have been and will continue to be extremely valuable to our organization.”
Dr. Katzen, who founded Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute in 1987, has played a vital role in developing interventional radiology as a specialty of medicine. He has been a national site principal investigator for many clinical trials in the study of aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and peripheral vascular disease and has been involved in the development of numerous devices for less invasive vascular therapy. Dr. Katzen has been recognized globally as a leader in advancing cardiovascular medicine.
“We are fortunate to have a nationally and internationally renowned pioneer in his field as one of our physicians and leaders,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health. “His unwavering passion and expertise will continue to pave the way for the future of world-class cardiovascular care for our community and beyond.”
Dr. Katzen is joined on the leadership team by Carol Mascioli, chief operating officer for Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, and Bo Boulenger, CEO of Baptist Hospital, who is Baptist Health’s executive champion for the Institute. Also, Dr. Katzen will serve as the first board chair for the Institute’s newly formed management group.
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is undergoing a $100 million expansion on the Baptist Hospital campus that will feature the development of unique programs for aneurysms and structural heart disease.