Kirk Garratt, M.D., MSc, FSCAI, Christiana Care chief of Cardiology and associate medical director of the Center for Heart & Vascular Health, has begun a one-year term as president of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, as was announced in May at the Society’s 2017 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.
Dr. Garratt joined Christiana Care in September 2015 as associate medical director for the Center for Heart & Vascular Health. 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 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.