About Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute


At Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, we measure success in many ways. Naturally, we’re proud of our specialists, top-tier clinical staff, visionary leadership team, state-of-the-art facilities, lifesaving technologies and innovative research trials. We come to work each day, however, for reasons far less measurable ― a woman’s smile when her husband survives and thrives after a heart attack or a grandmother’s gratitude when her heart valve is repaired without undergoing open-heart surgery. 

Established in 1987 by renowned interventional radiologist Barry T. Katzen, M.D., the Institute was one of the first centers in the United States to treat the heart and blood vessels as one entity. This unique approach, coupled with cutting-edge techniques and technologies, advanced research and an international focus, resulted in the Institute becoming a leader in cardiovascular care. 

Today, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. Patients can experience consistent, exceptional, evidence-based care at Institute locations throughout Baptist Health. Our team of multilingual, multidisciplinary specialists have pioneered the development of technology used to treat aneurysms, blockages in veins and arteries and holes in the heart. They participate in federally approved clinical research studies and offer the most minimally invasive options whenever possible. And they’re dedicated to providing you and your family with the best care possible.

Our Leadership Physicians

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute's multidisciplinary team of leadership physicians represents the complete spectrum of cardiovascular care. Trained at some of the country's finest facilities ― and pioneers of some of today’s newest technologies and techniques ― these experienced professionals represent a brain trust of cardiovascular expertise.​​

Barry T. Katzen, M.D.

Founder and Chief Medical Executive of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Board of Managers

Percy Aitken, M.D.

Medical Director of Clinical Cardiology and Echocardiography, EKG and Stress Testing at Doctors Hospital

Harry Aldrich, M.D.

Medical Director of Echocardiography, EKG and Stress Testing at South Miami Hospital

Abilio Coello, M.D

Medical Director of Vascular Surgery at Baptist Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Noninvasive Vascular Lab at West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Ricardo Cury, M.D.

Medical Director of Cardiac Imaging at Baptist Hospital

Jose Martel, M.D.

Electrophysiologist at Baptist Hospital

Dan Krauthamer, M.D.

Medical Director of Interventional Cardiology at South Miami Hospital

Ramon Lloret, M.D.

Medical Director of Clinical Cardiology at Baptist Hospital

Niberto Moreno, M.D.

Emeritus Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Baptist Hospital

Constantino Pena, M.D.

Medical Director of Vascular Imaging at Baptist Hospital

Alex Powell, M.D.

Medical Director of Interventional Radiology at Baptist Hospital

Libby Watch, M.D.

Vascular Surgeon at Baptist Hospital

Abraham Wolfenzon, M.D.

Medical Director of Clinical Cardiology and Echocardiography, EKG and Stress Testing at Mariners Hospital