Gerald Dorros, M.D., an interventional cardiologist and cardiovascular interventionist, has been the Medical Director of the William Dorros-Isadore Feuer Interventional Cardiovascular Disease Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 1983. He has also served as Director of Cardiology at the Arizona Heart Hospital and at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. He joined the Arizona Heart Institute Foundation, Phoenix, Arizona in 1997 and served as its President from 1997 to 2000. He was the third U.S. physician to perform coronary angioplasty in the United States (1978), the first cardiologist to perform peripheral vascular interventions (1979), the principal author of the first manuscript detailing the complications associated with PTCA, and a founding member of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s PTCA Registry. He has had multiple university faculty appointments, has taught and performed live demonstrations of both coronary and peripheral vascular interventions throughout the world, and has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer reviewed journal articles, as well as numerous textbook chapters. Dr. Dorros’ entrepreneurial experience has included involvement with more than 50 medical device companies, including co-founding Arterial Vascular Engineering. (AVE subsequently bought by Medtronic) and Power Medical Interventions, as well as recent Director Positions at BioCardia, Vascular Imaging Corporation, and Windmill Cardiovascular Systems.
Dr. Dorros received a B.S. from Dartmouth College (1964), his Medical Degree from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (1968), was granted honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Yeshiva University (2000), and Colby College (2001).