International Cardiology Society Honors World-renowned Henry Ford Hospital Doctor

May 14, 2015

DETROIT – Henry Ford Hospital Cardiologist William W. O’Neill, M.D., has been named a Master Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (MSCAI), the professional medical society for invasive and interventional cardiologists.

Chosen for the designation by his peers, Dr. O’Neill is one of only 26 Master Fellows in the Society’s 4,500 members in 70 nations.

“I’m honored to have been selected to join this respected group of cardiologists who are continually striving to advance cardiac care,” says Dr. O’Neill, director of the Henry Ford Center for Structural Heart Disease and an internationally recognized leader in interventional cardiology. “It’s very gratifying to be recognized for achievements and work that has helped so many patients return to health.”

Dr. O’Neill accepted the appointment at an induction ceremony in May at the SCAI Annual Scientific Sessions in San Diego. Master Fellows are recognized to have enhanced the quality of life and lifespan of patients who suffer from all forms of congenital and acquired cardiovascular disease through excellence in patient care, teaching, research, and innovation.

“Master Fellow – or MSCAI – is a tremendous honor awarded a small number of SCAI Fellows,” says James Blankenship, M.D., MHCM, FSCAI, 2015-16 SCAI President. “The MSCAI designation identifies the recipient as being among the outstanding leaders and pioneers of our profession.”

Dr. O’Neill pioneered the use of angioplasty to stop heart attacks, and he continues to perform ground-breaking, catheter-based procedures to treat structural heart disease. He’s published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and is regularly asked to speak around the world.

Dr. O’Neill graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Michigan. He joined Henry Ford Hospital's Edith and Benson Ford Heart and Vascular Institute from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2012. Dr. O’Neill lives with his wife in Grosse Pointe Farms.

For more information about Dr. O’Neill or the Henry Ford Center for Structural Heart Disease, please visit the Center for Structural Heart Disease.

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