Scripps Clinic, La Jolla (United States of America)
Dr Richard Schatz attended college at SUNY Buffalo then medical school at Duke university. He completed his internship and residency in San Francisco then fellowship in cardiology in San Antonio, Texas. In 1987 he was the Research Director at the Arizona Heart Institute and in 1990 moved to the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, California where he remains today as the research director. Together with Dr Julio Palmaz he pioneered the field of vascular stents which created a revolution in the field of interventional cardiology which continues today. Along with Jeff Isner in the late 1990's he did the first gene and stem cell studies for refractory angina and CHF. Today, he is a senior partner and consultant at the Scripps Clinic, is an adjunct professor of medicine and cardiology at Duke University and remains active in the catheterization laboratory, teaching and lecturing worldwide.