The chief of the Janey and Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Steven Bailey, M.D., was honored at the inaugural 2014 Class of Master Fellows of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).
The nomination of master fellow of the SCAI (MSCAI) acknowledges prominent professionals and members of the medical society for adult and pediatric invasive or interventional cardiologists. The members are nominated by peers for excellency throughout their careers, as well as their commitment to clinical care, innovation, publication, and teaching in the field of cardiovascular medicine.
Bailey was president of the SCAI, an association known for its work with all forms of congenital and acquired congenital diseases, as well as its dedication to patient care and education all over the world. Currently he is a professor at UT Health Science Center and cardiologist at UT Medicine San Antonio, the clinical practice associated to the school.
He also directs the Janey Briscoe Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, which is dedicated to the study of molecular biology and his performing clinical work about the cardiac catheterization laboratories in collaboration with the University Hospital and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.
The cardiologist’s main research focus is on the structural and valvular heart disease, and on vascular blockages. His current laboratory work is exploring the effects of a subtype of gene, NOX, in the promotion of cardiovascular disease, as well as translational research on nanotechnologies and nanosensors.
A fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Bailey also serves as editor in chief of Catherization and Cardiovascular Interventions, SCAI’s official publication.