Cardiovascular Research FoundationDisclosures
Dr. Mintz is or has been a consultant for Volcano, BostonScientific, St Jude, and Medtronic; and is or has received grant/fellowship support from Volcano and BostonScientific.
Dr. Gary S. Mintz is chief medical officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, an independent, academically focused nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the survival and quality of life for people with cardiovascular disease through research and education, editor-in-chief of TCTMD.com, and a co-director of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT). Dr. Mintz has extensive experience in both interventional cardiology and cardiac ultrasound and is an expert in the area of cardiovascular imaging. He joined the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in 1991 as director of the Coronary Ultrasound Program, which has studied over 30,000 patients using intravascular ultrasound and has made fundamental observations about the pathology, pathogenesis, and mechanisms of coronary atherosclerosis, catheter-based interventions, and restenosis.
He is the author of over 675 articles, 50 book chapters, and 625 abstracts concerning various aspects of clinical cardiology, cardiac ultrasound, hemodynamics, cardiac radiology and coronary arteriography, interventional cardiology, and intravascular ultrasound. In 2005, Dr. Mintz published the single-authored textbook Intracoronary Ultrasound, the definitive work in the field.
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, Pennsylvania. 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 faculty (with a joint appointment in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology) in 1978 and was ultimately promoted to professor of medicine in 1987. 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.
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