Cardiology chief honored in inaugural class of master fellows of cardiovascular medicine
SAN ANTONIO (June 24, 2014) – Steven Bailey, M.D., professor and chief of the Janey and Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, was recently inducted in the inaugural 2014 Class of Master Fellows of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the professional medical society for adult and pediatric invasive/interventional cardiologists.
Dr. Bailey is a cardiologist with UT Medicine San Antonio, the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center. Dr. Bailey also is director of the Janey Briscoe Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research. The Janey Briscoe Center dovetails molecular biology studies at the Health Science Center with the clinical work of the cardiac catheterization laboratories at University Hospital and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.
The new designation of master fellow – or MSCAI – recognizes outstanding members of the SCAI who are nominated by their peers for having demonstrated excellence over the course of their careers. They are honored for their commitment to the highest levels of clinical care, innovation, publication and teaching in invasive/interventional cardiovascular medicine.
Dr. Bailey’s clinical focus is in structural and valvular heart disease as well as vascular blockages. He currently has research laboratories that are investigating the effects of NOX (a family of genes) subtypes in promoting cardiovascular disease and translational research in the field of nanotechnologies and nanosensors.
He is past president of the SCAI and is currently editor in chief of Catherization and Cardiovascular Interventions which is the official publication of the society. Dr. Bailey is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention.
SCAI is recognized worldwide for its commitment to quality and education for enhancing the care of patients who suffer from all forms of congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease.
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