Father of coronary angiography and co-founder of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
Developer of the preshaped catheters now known as "Judkins catheters" (the basis for the Judkins percutaneous transfemoral technique for selective coronary angiography) and SCAI co-founder
Twenty-seven years ago, in Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Andreas Gruentzig performed the first coronary angioplasty on an awake human patient. In doing so, he forever altered the role of the cardiologist in treating heart and vascular disease.
Clinical investigator for the American Heart Association, and a charter member of the Board of Trustees of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
Past president of the American Heart Association of Metropolitan Chicago and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, served hundreds of patients and was mentor and friend to a generation of Chicago cardiologists
Founding fellow of SCAI, founder of the Snowmass Conference (1968), and Snowmass program director