Barry Katzen, MD, honored with prestigious award for excellence

Barry T. Katzen, MD, founder and medical director of Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, (left) receives the Julius H. Jacobson II, MD Award presented by Robert B. McLafferty, MD, president of the Vascular Disease Foundation. (Photo credit: Gort Productions)

Interventional radiologist Barry T. Katzen, MD, has been presented with the Julius H. Jacobson II, MD Award presented by the Vascular Disease Foundation.

The prestigious annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to physician education, leadership or patient care in vascular disease, and is endowed through a donation from Julius H. Jacobson II, MD.

Dr. Katzen is the founder and medical director of Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute. He has been a leader in advancing the science and clinical practice of vascular disease in endovascular interventions for more than 30 years. He pioneered the development of angioplasty for vessels outside of the heart, and performed the first “peripheral” angioplasty in the United States in 1976 by using a balloon mounted on a catheter to open a blocked artery. He helped popularize the use of clot-busting drugs for vascular disease.

More recently, he has been on the forefront of developing carotid artery stents and stent-grafts to repair aortic and thoracic aneurysms.

Dr. Katzen graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed his radiology residency at the New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. He was awarded a fellowship in cardiovascular radiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York.

He lives in Coral Gables with his wife, Judi. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.

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