Pictured Left to Right: Dean Kereiakes, MD, Santiago Garcia, MD, Tim Henry, MD. The three were named in the top 1% of heart surgeons nationwide by Avant-garde Health for research conducted at The Christ Hospital Health Network.

Doctors at The Christ Hospital Health Network Named Research All-Stars for Cardiac Surgery

The Christ Hospital Health Network Named a Top Hospital for Cardiac Surgery Research

CINCINNATI (April 3, 2024) – We are proud to announce The Christ Hospital Health Network and the Carl & Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education have been named one of the Cardiac Surgery Research All-Stars by the independent healthcare data analytics firm, Avant-garde Health, placing in the top 3% of all hospitals in the nation for cardiology research.

In addition, Dr. Tim Henry, The Lindner Family Distinguished Endowed Chair in Clinical Research and Medical Director of the Lindner Research Center, Dr. Dean Kereiakes, Chairman of The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute and Medical Director of the Christ Hospital Research Institute and Dr. Santiago Garcia, the Harold C. Schott Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Structural and Valvular Heart Disease and Medical Director of The Christ Hospital Structural Heart Program were named Cardiac Research All-Stars ranking in the top 1% of heart specialists nationwide! No other healthcare system in the Cincinnati region has a cardiovascular specialist in the top 1% of clinical researchers.

The Lindner Research Center has conducted 19 first in the world and 41 first in the United States (and counting) novel therapies, medications or medical devices. The Christ Hospital Health Network and The Lindner Research Center have impacted leading edge cardiovascular care on a regional, national and international basis.

"It's a tremendous honor to be named a top cardiac research all-star both personally and for The Christ Hospital Lindner Research Center,” said Dr. Kereiakes. “We are helping to shape the future of heart and vascular care. We've got what it takes to lead the way nationally in clinical research trials, innovation, and technology, all aimed at bettering the lives of patients here in Greater Cincinnati and beyond."

"Being named to Avant-garde Health's Research All-Stars List is truly humbling,” said Dr. Henry. “At The Christ Hospital and Lindner Research Center our goal is to create better lives for our heart patients by providing outstanding clinical care combined with innovative clinical research that provides people in our region and beyond access to the most novel ground-breaking technologies.”

“I’m honored to be recognized along with my two colleagues that have spent their careers developing cardiovascular research.,” said Dr. Garcia. “Being a member of The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute and the opportunity to work in the Lindner Research Center, world-renowned research leaders, are major reasons I joined this incredible team of dedicated interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists."

“We are proud to honor The Christ Hospital Health Network in our inaugural list of Cardiac Surgery Research All-Stars for 2024,” said Derek Haas, CEO and Founder of Avant-garde Health. “Through extraordinary work in healthcare research, The Christ Hospital Health Network is helping to set new standards for patient care, affirming that investments in medical research directly translates into better patient outcomes.”

The full study results can be seen here.

About The Christ Hospital Health Network

The Christ Hospital Health Network consists of an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn, a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers and dozens of medical offices throughout the region. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves. Made up for more than 1,300 physicians and more than 6,500 team members, our mission is to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional outcomes in an affordable way. The Network was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region and named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list in 2024. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience.

About The Carl & Edyth Lindner Center for Research & Education at The Christ Hospital

The Carl and Edyth Lindner Research Center at The Christ Hospital has participated in over 1,500 clinical research trials (194 active trials) and has introduced many of the new techniques in cardiovascular medicine for decades. These studies have included 18 first-in-man as well as 40 first-in-the-U.S. experiences with leading-edge techniques.

About Avant-garde Health

Across the perioperative care continuum, Avant-garde Health helps healthcare providers reduce costs, improve throughput and outcomes, and optimize coding and billing. With Avant-garde, hospitals, surgery centers, and physicians finally have the level of detail needed to see opportunities for improvement they can’t see now. Unique benchmarking across physicians, departments and peer hospitals enables providers to identify opportunities with the most potential for financial, operational, and quality improvements. To learn more, please visit www.avantgardehealth.com.