Baptist Health South Florida

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Adds 24 Cardiologists to its Team With Heartwell Integration

April 19, 2018

MIAMI, FL – April 19, 2018 — Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida and the region’s largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility, announces its integration with South Florida’s premier cardiology group, HeartWell, LLC. The strategic alignment includes the addition of 24 physicians to the Institute’s team of cardiovascular specialists and six practice sites to its portfolio of locations.

“The integration of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and HeartWell accelerates the strategic development of the Institute’s clinical services,” said Jack A. Ziffer, Ph.D., M.D., executive vice president and chief clinical officer of Baptist Health South Florida. “It brings together the best and brightest minds in medicine and science to provide our patients with the most comprehensive cardiovascular care.”

Continuing the tradition of excellence established when renowned interventional radiologist Barry T. Katzen, M.D., founded Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute in 1987, the newly expanded physician group offers innovative diagnostic and treatment approaches to effectively manage cardiovascular disease and conducts advanced clinical research to discover new therapies. The Institute’s highly skilled physicians trained at some of the country’s finest facilities and pioneered many of today’s newest technologies and techniques, including minimally invasive options.

“This integration further strengthens the Institute’s leadership position in the delivery of cardiovascular care,” said Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., FACC, FAHA, chief population health officer of Baptist Health South Florida, executive medical director of Baptist Health Quality Network, and founding managing partner of HeartWell, LLC. “Our continued focus on excellence and innovation will lead to outstanding outcomes and exceptional experiences for our patients.”

Dr. Katzen, founder and chief medical executive of Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, added, “We are pleased to welcome HeartWell’s highly skilled physicians to the Institute’s team. We have had a long-standing relationship with these exceptional physicians, who share our commitment to delivering high-quality, evidence-based and high-value care.”

Among the many services and specialties offered at the Institute’s locations, including the newly integrated HeartWell offices, located primarily in Kendall and Coral Gables, are state-of-the-art cardiovascular diagnostic services, arrhythmia management, coronary disease management, heart failure prevention and treatment, cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology, implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators, cardiac rehabilitation, smoking cessation strategies and lifestyle counseling.

About Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. The team of multilingual, multidisciplinary specialists has pioneered the development of minimally invasive techniques used to treat aneurysms, blockages in veins and arteries and holes in the heart.

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with ten hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 18,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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