Kirk Noel Garratt, MSc, M.D, joined Christiana Care Health System as associate medical director, Center for Heart & Vascular Health, with notable clinical, academic, leadership and research achievements in interventional cardiology.
Dr. Garratt is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease with added qualifications in interventional cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
He earned his medical degree from University of California College of Medicine, Irvine, followed by an internship in internal medicine at Los Angeles County-UCLA Harbor Medical Center, a residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and fellowships in clinical cardiology at University of California (UCLA) Center for Health Services and interventional cardiology at Mayo Clinic and Foundation in Rochester, Minn.
Dr. Garratt spent 17 years at Mayo Clinic and was a member of the team of physicians who first performed minimally invasive heart procedures at the clinic, including laser coronary angioplasty, directional coronary atherectomy and coronary stent implantation.
He completed his time there as associate professor of medicine, consultant for the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, and chair of the Department of Cardiology at a Mayo affiliate hospital in La Crosse, Wisc.
In 2005, he joined Northshore-LIJ, Lenox Hill Hospital and Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute in New York, serving as staff interventional cardiologist, director of cardiac intervention, director of cardiovascular research, director of the interventional cardiovascular fellowship program, and associate chair of cardiovascular medicine responsible for quality and process improvements. He left the Northshore-LIJ health system in 2015 with the academic title of professor of medicine.
Dr. Garratt is actively involved in professional associations and societies, nationally and internationally, as a committee member and leader to advance interventional methods to improve patient care and outcomes. He serves on medical advisory boards, task forces and steering committees, and presents at conferences and symposiums worldwide. He is an active member of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), serving currently on the Executive Committee, and will serve as President of SCAI in 2018. He has participated in clinical research for more than 30 years, authored more than 300 publications, and is a reviewer and editor for multiple medical journals.
Dr. Garratt has earned awards, recognition and grants for academic achievement, research, teaching and mentorship.