Kirk Noel Garratt, M.D., MSc, has been named Christiana Care’s John H. Ammon Chief of Cardiology.
Dr. Garratt joined Christiana Care in September 2015 as associate medical director for the Center for Heart & Vascular Health. He continues to serve as associate medical director, leading quality and patient safety activities of the Heart and Vascular Service Line.
He received his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, followed by internal medicine residency training at Duke University and a cardiology fellowship at UCLA. He trained in interventional cardiology at the Mayo Clinic Foundation in Rochester, Minnesota, and subsequently spent 17 years as a Mayo Clinic cardiologist.
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 an international leader in interventional cardiology and serves on the executive committee of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). He will serve as SCAI president in 2018.
In addition to his leadership role in interventional cardiology, Dr. Garratt is a highly regarded cardiology leader in quality, patient safety and performance improvement.
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. He has earned recognition, awards and grants for academic achievement, research, teaching and mentorship.
Dr. Garratt succeeds William Weintraub, M.D., MACC, FAHA, FESC, who has assumed an emeritus leadership role in the Cardiology Section. He currently serves as unit medical director of the Cardiology ICU (CICU) and as associate program director of the cardiology fellowship.
Dr. Weintraub is a key leader in the Christiana Care Value Institute. He serves on the Executive Committee and is Christiana Care’s leader for the NIH-funded Delaware Clinical Translational Research (DE-CTR) consortium, which includes the University of Delaware and Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital.
He also directs other NIH-funded projects and national research collaborations with Value Institute and former colleagues at the Christiana Center for Outcomes Research and serves as a valued senior mentor for many diverse research activities at Christiana Care.