Who We Are

We’ve been an international cardiovascular leader since 1987. Renowned interventional radiologist Barry T. Katzen, M.D., established the Institute as one of the first facilities to treat the heart and blood vessels as a single system. We paired that approach with innovative research and cutting-edge technologies and techniques to quickly earn a worldwide reputation for excellence.

Today, we are the largest, most comprehensive heart and vascular institute in South Florida. Our team of multidisciplinary providers are trailblazers who bring you the most up-to-date care. We’ve developed new technologies to treat aneurysms, vein and artery blockages and holes in the heart. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques to shorten your hospital stay and recovery time. And as multilingual providers, we can clearly answer any questions you have. So, you can be confident you’ll receive exceptional care when you come to us.

Our Leadership

Our multidisciplinary leadership team is a powerhouse of cardiovascular expertise. Our doctors trained at many of the country’s best hospitals, developing expertise in all areas of cardiovascular care. With that knowledge, they created many of the most advanced treatment options used to improve heart health for patients close to home and worldwide.

Tom C. Nguyen, M.D.

Chief Medical Executive of Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Barry T. Katzen Endowed Chair, and Director of Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery

Dr. Nguyen is the director of minimally invasive valve surgery and chief medical executive of Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Barry T. Katzen Medical Director Endowed Chair. He is an internationally recognized minimally invasive heart surgeon and believes that small incisions make a big difference. His outcomes score in the top 98.7% in the national Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ (STS) database. Dr. Nguyen recently came from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he was the chief of cardiothoracic surgery and Charles Schwab Distinguished Professor. During his tenure at UCSF, Dr. Nguyen helped transform cardiothoracic surgery, while establishing benchmark figures in quality, outcomes and research.


Joseph McGinn, M.D.

Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Deputy Director of Baptist Health Heart & Vascular Care


Jonathan Fialkow, M.D.

Chief Medical Executive for Population Health, Value and Primary Care, and Baptist Health Deputy Director of Baptist Health Heart & Vascular Care

Our History

Our History

Founded by internationally renowned physician Barry T. Katzen, M.D., Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute has been advancing care in the community for over 35 years. The Institute leverages the power of Baptist Health’s combined resources of multidisciplinary specialists, pioneering research, compassionate caregivers and leading-edge treatments and technology. Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the first in the United States to use technology developed with Philips that makes it easier for doctors to perform image-guided procedures for heart and vascular disease.



We are proud to be accredited in the following areas:
  • The Joint Commission, all entities within Baptist Health South Florida
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Designation, Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
  • American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® and the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark for Certification in Heart Failure, West Kendall Baptist Hospital
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center, The Joint Commission, Baptist Hospital
  • Primary Stroke Center, Agency for Healthcare Administration, South Miami and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, Noninvasive Vascular Laboratories, Baptist, South Miami, Doctors and Homestead Hospitals
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, Echocardiography Laboratories, Baptist, South Miami, Doctors and Homestead Hospitals
  • American College of Radiology, MRI and CT
  • National Hospital Alliance WomenHeart


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