Awards : Hall of Fame Award

Barry Katzen, M.D. ’70

Barry Katzen, M.D. ’70 is founder and medical director of the Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute in South Florida. He is a pioneer of many of the methods of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, a procedure to open blocked blood vessels.

Katzen was one of the first to popularize the use of clot-busting drugs for treating peripheral vascular disease. He is a leader in using live case demonstrations to educate physicians in interventional radiology, minimally invasive procedures that use x-ray images to diagnose and treat vascular disease. Katzen is also a pioneer in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. He has co-authored two textbooks in interventional medicine and lectures throughout the world on less invasive treatments for vascular disease. Katzen is also editor-in-chief of Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Katzen serves on numerous committees and boards and is a trustee of the Baptist Hospital Foundation in South Florida. He has served as chairman of the American Heart Association’s Council of Cardiovascular Radiology and is a fellow and past president of the Society of Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology.