WASHINGTON, DC – Gary S. Mintz, MD, will once again work with the MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network (MCRN), nearly three decades after he was first part of the organization.
Dr. Mintz brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to MCRN and will contribute to the organization in a number of ways as a consultant. He will help train interventional cardiology fellows, lead and contribute to investigative projects, help grow the annual Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) meeting and serve as Editor-at-Large of the Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine (CRM) journal.
“We are very excited that Dr. Mintz is joining our group,” said Ron Waksman, MD, Director of MCRN and Advanced Education and Associate Director of Cardiology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.
Dr. Mintz is the author of more than 1,000 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters and 850 abstracts concerning clinical cardiology, cardiac ultrasound, hemodynamics, coronary arteriography, interventional cardiology, and intravascular imaging and physiology. In 2005, Dr. Mintz published the single-authored textbook Intracoronary Ultrasound. He has trained more than 200 research fellows, many of whom are now key opinion leaders in their countries and internationally.
In 2014, he received the “Master of the Masters” career achievement award and the Chien Foundation Award for Outstanding Lectureship and Lifetime Achievement at the TCTAP-Cardiovascular Summit in Seoul, Korea. He also received the Outstanding Achievement Award at CBS 2017 in Nanjing, China, and the Career Achievement Award at New Frontiers in Interventional Cardiology (NFIC) 2018 in Krakow, Poland.
Dr. Mintz completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania in 1970 and received his medical degree from Hahnemann University in 1974, both in Philadelphia, PA. He finished his internship in 1975, residency in 1976, and cardiology fellowship in 1978, each at Hahnemann University. He joined the Hahnemann University Department of Medicine in 1978 and was promoted to Professor of Medicine in 1987 before joining CRF in 1991. His administrative appointments there included Director of the Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, Director of the Coronary Care Unit, and Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Training Program. He received teaching awards from both the Department of Medicine Residency and Cardiology Fellowship Training Programs.