Title: 1) Clinical Professor of Medicine 2) Physician
Company: 1) Western Michigan University 2) Ascension-Borgess Heart Center
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Tim A. Fischell, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Western Michigan University and Physician at Ascension-Borgess Heart Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in interventional cardiology.
A Cornell University alum, Dr. Fischell earned a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in 1977 and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Cornell University Medical College in 1981. As a student, he received a number of honors including the John Metcalfe Polk Prize, the Upjohn Achievement Award, the Cornell Prize, and recognition from Alpha Omega Alpha. After completing an internship and residency in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Fischell began his career as a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School and was awarded fellowships in cardiology and interventional medicine at Stanford University Medical Center in 1986. He remained at Stanford as an assistant professor of medicine from 1987 until 1992, when he was recruited to become an assistant professor of medicine and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory and interventional cardiology programs at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Fischell is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology.
During the second year of his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Fischell was introduced to angioplasty by the head of the catheterization laboratory. Though he had no prior knowledge of the procedure, he knew it was what he wanted to do for the rest of his career. Since 1996, Dr. Fischell has been a clinical professor of medicine at Western Michigan University and Michigan State University, and served as the director of cardiovascular research and the interventional cardiology fellowship program at Borgess Medical Center, where he maintains an interventional cardiology practice. Dr. Fischell is credited with inventing the first drug-eluting cardiac stent, the first radioisotope stent, the Velocity stent and the cardiosaver system. As an inventor-entrepreneur, he has co-founded numerous biomedical start-up companies, including Isostent, Inc., Afmedica, Inc. Ostial Solutions, Inc., Svelte Medical, Inc., Angel Medical Systems, Inc., Ablative Solutions, Inc., and CrossLiner, Inc.
In order to remain abreast with advancements in the field, Dr. Fischell has maintained professional affiliations with organizations such as the Michigan Medical Society, the International Andreas Gruntzig Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Medical Association and the Massachusetts Medical Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Inventors, the American College of Physicians, the American Heart Association, the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions and the American College of Cardiology, and has been named one of the Best Doctors in America, one of the Top Cardiologists in America, one of the Leading Physicians of the World and one of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers Research Council of America. Additionally, he has been presented with accolades such as the Michigan Angel Community Award and the Ethica Award. Looking toward the future, he aims to achieve continued success for his two companies.
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