News Release - June 2014

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Interventional Cardiologist Zoltan G. Turi Selected to the Inaugural Class of Master Interventionalists of the

                                                             Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Zoltan Turi

New Brunswick, NJ—Zoltan G. Turi, MD, professor of medicine and interventional cardiologist at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been designated as a Master of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).  Dr. Turi, who also serves as director of the Structural Heart Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, was selected as one of 18 in the inaugural class of Master Interventionalists of SCAI.  The new designation, MSCAI, recognizes outstanding members of the Society who are nominated by their peers for having demonstrated excellence over the course of their careers and for their commitment to the highest levels of clinical care, innovation, publication and teaching.

Board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology, Dr. Turi received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City, followed by research Fellowships in cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He subsequently did postdoctoral training in peripheral vascular intervention at Polyclinque Pasteur in Nancy, France.

As the new director of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Structural Heart Program, Dr. Turi will lead a team devoted to expert care for individuals with advanced and complex structural heart disease. The program, in conjunction with RWJ’s advanced cardiac surgery initiatives, will provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatments such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). A specialist in interventional cardiology, Dr. Turi is the inventor of several devices that are widely utilized for coronary and structural heart interventions.

Dr. Turi serves on the editorial boards of multiple peer-reviewed journals. A noted, influential researcher and speaker, both nationally and internationally, he has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and editorials. Dr. Turi takes particular pride in having taught a generation of cardiologists and cardiology fellows the subtleties of hemodynamics, angiography, and evidence-based vascular access and closure techniques.

The designation as Master of SCAI recognizes physicians who have achieved excellence in their professional accomplishments or their contributions, over a career. To be considered for the MSCAI honor, SCAI  members must have earned the designation of Fellow 10 or more years ago, and been active in SCAI during that time; and they must have outstanding credentials in scientific achievement, innovation and technical developments, teaching, leadership, and the clinical practice of interventional cardiology.

Prior to joining Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Turi has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, Wayne State University School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, Drexel University College of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey,
and, most recently, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. He served as director of the Structural Heart Disease Program, the Cooper Heart Valve Center, and the Cooper Vascular Center at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

About Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

As one of the nation's leading comprehensive medical schools, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and the promotion of community health. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the medical school's principal affiliate, comprise one of the nation's premier academic medical centers. In addition, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has 34 other hospital affiliates and ambulatory care sites throughout the region.

Part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School encompasses 20 basic science and clinical departments, hosts centers and institutes including The Cardiovascular Institute, the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey. The medical school maintains educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels on its campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway and provides continuing education courses for health care professionals and community education programs. To learn more about Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, visit or interact via social media at and