Opened and ran one of the nation’s first Outpatient Cardiac Catheterization Labs for Heart and Peripheral Angiography

Pioneered these facilities and treatments:

  • All-digital Cath Lab
  • Outpatient Heart Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Participated in the world-wide trial for Rotoblader Technology, performing the  most procedures
  • First to use stents in the Kidney and Leg Arteries
  • First PTMR cases in Europe
  • Carotid Stenting in South America
  • Cardiology Outreach Clinics in Rural America
  • Largest Medical Distribution Company in Europe (largest shareholder)
  • Freestanding Cath Lab in a Rural Hospital (Parsons)
  • Participated in Clinical Trials Involving Drug Research for the 25 Major Drugs introduced in the last decade
  • Involved in International Trials for Balloon Angioplasty
  • Ran the 7th Center in the world to do 1,000 cases

In the early eighties, helped to develop and perfect in the clinical setting:

  • Peripheral Angioplasty 
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Acute Intervention for Myocardial Infarction with clot busting drugs
  • Use of clot busting drugs in a Rural Hospital