SAN ANTONIO (July 23, 2009) — Steven R. Bailey, M.D., chief of the Janey and Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is serving a one-year term as president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).
Dr. Bailey, professor of medicine and radiology in the UT Health Science Center School of Medicine, directs the Janey Briscoe Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, which is supported by gifts from former Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. in memory of his wife. Dr. Bailey also occupies the Janey Briscoe Distinguished University Chair in Cardiovascular Research.
A fellow of the SCAI, Dr. Bailey was installed as president at the society’s 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions earlier this year. The SCAI is the primary professional organization for more than 4,000 invasive and interventional cardiologists, who perform procedures including the placement of coronary artery stents, cardiac catheterization and diagnostic angiography.
Dr. Bailey teaches students, residents and fellows, and conducts research on many topics, including development of new generations of stents. These are small wire-mesh tubes that hold arteries open.
Dr. Bailey sees patients of UT Medicine San Antonio, the largest multispecialty medical practice in South Texas. UT Medicine San Antonio consists of School of Medicine physicians in more than 60 specialties and subspecialties. Dr. Bailey also provides interventional cardiology services at University Hospital and other hospitals.
Among his other honors, Dr. Bailey is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
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