Dr. Kirk Noel Garratt
President of SCAI
Christiana Health System, Delaware, USA
Born and raised in east Los Angeles, California, Dr. Kirk Noel Garratt holds a BS Biology, MSc Molecular
Biology and Biochemistry, and MD from the University of California, Irvine. He completed his internship
at Los Angeles County, UCLA Harbor Medical Center, and his internal medicine residency at Duke
Dr. Garratt completed his clinical cardiology training at the UCLA Center for Health Services and is a
member of the first graduating class of interventional cardiology fellows trained at the Mayo Clinic. He
joined the staff at the Mayo Clinic on 1 January, 1990.
He has been involved in cardiovascular research since 1989, with more than160 peer-reviewed
publications to his credit. During his 15 years with the Mayo Clinic Dr. Garratt participated in many Mayo
‘firsts’, including the first directional coronary atherectomy, first laser coronary angioplasty, first
coronary stent procedure and first coronary intervention at a Minnesota hospital without on-site bypass
surgery. He has been involved in cardiovascular quality management and administration since 1992 and
was Section Chief of Cardiology at a regional Mayo-affiliate hospital (Franciscan-Skemp Medical Center,
La Crosse, WI) from 2002 to 2005.
In 2005, Dr. Garratt resigned from Mayo Clinic to join friends in private practice at Lenox Hill Hospital in
New York City, New York. In this role he was responsible for clinical operations, cardiovascular quality
management, safety and research. He resigned from Lenox Hill in 2015 to join Christiana Health System
in Wilmington, Delaware. He currently serves there as Director, Center for Heart and Vascular Health;
Section Chief, Cardiology; and Director, Cardiovascular Research. He is highly engaged in many national
cardiovascular organizations, including the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention
(SCAI), a national society with a focus on the quality of invasive cardiovascular care; SCAI presidential
term 12 May, 2017 through May 11, 2018.