Steven Marso, M.D.

Medical Director of Interventional Cardiology


Department: Internal Medicine


Dr. Marso is originally from the Midwestern United States. He received his training in cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and interventional cardiology at the Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. He was in practice in Kansas City for 15 years as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Marso brings to UT Southwestern an expertise in advanced percutaneous coronary interventional and endovascular techniques.

He specializes in chronic total occlusion PCI and critical limb ischemia endovascular treatments. His clinical practice focuses on patients with refractory angina and those with nonhealing ulcers on the lower extremities.

His interests outside of medicine includes his family, tennis, snow skiing, mountain biking, and running. 


Medical School Kansas University Medical Center (1993)
Residency University of Virginia (1996), Internal Medicine
Fellowship Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1999), Cardiology
Fellowship University of Missouri, Kansas City - St. Lukes Hospital (2000), Interventional Cardiology

Clinical Interests

Refractory Angina & Second Opinions
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Total Occlusion (Heart Artery)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Ischemia
  • Family History of Early-Onset Heart Attacks & Strokes
  • Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
  • Premature Coronary Artery Disease
Diabetes & Heart Disease
  • Assess Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
  • Secondary Prevention for Cardiovascular Complications
Endovascular Therapy - Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Below the Knee Revascularizations
  • Claudication Treatments
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Diabetic Ulcer Evaluations
  • Endovascular Lower Limb Extremity Interventions
  • Limb Savage: Endovascular
  • Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA) Stenting
Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
  • Confirmation & Complement Noninvasive Studies
  • Determination of Presence & Severity of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diagnosis of Coronary Atherosclerosis by Angiography
  • Diagnosis of Valvular Stenosis & Regurgitation
  • Evaluation of Coronary Blood Flow
  • Evaluation of Ventricular Function
  • Fractional Flow & Coronary Flow Reserve Evaluations
  • Intravascular Ultrasound
Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
  • Balloon Valvuloplasty, Angioplasty, & Stenting
  • Coronary Angiography & Stenting (Bare Metal & Drug Eluting Stents)
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Emergency Cardiac Catheterizations for Heart Attacks (Myocardial Infarctions)
  • Management of Chronic Total Occlusion by Percutaneous Coronary Interventions
  • Multi-vessel PCI

Research Interests

  • Diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Evaluating the safety and efficacy of emerging diabetes and cardiovascular medications
  • Outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Randomized controlled trials


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Featured Publications

Comparison of procedural complications with versus without interventional cardiology fellows-in-training during contemporary percutaneous coronary intervention.

Stolker JM, Allen DS, Cohen DJ, Kennedy KF, Laster SB, Frutkin AD, Mehta SK, O'Neal KR, Marso SP Am. J. Cardiol. 2014 Jan 113 1 44-8

Design of the liraglutide effect and action in diabetes: evaluation of cardiovascular outcome results (LEADER) trial.

Marso SP, Poulter NR, Nissen SE, Nauck MA, Zinman B, Daniels GH, Pocock S, Steinberg WM, Bergenstal RM, Mann JF, Ravn LS, Frandsen KB, Moses AC, Buse JB Am. Heart J. 2013 Nov 166 5 823-30.e5

Costs of transradial percutaneous coronary intervention.

Amin AP, House JA, Safley DM, Chhatriwalla AK, Giersiefen H, Bremer A, Hamon M, Baklanov DV, Aluko A, Wohns D, Mathias DW, Applegate RA, Cohen DJ, Marso SP JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2013 Aug 6 8 827-34

Pre-procedural estimate of individualized bleeding risk impacts physicians' utilization of bivalirudin during percutaneous coronary intervention.

Rao SC, Chhatriwalla AK, Kennedy KF, Decker CJ, Gialde E, Spertus JA, Marso SP J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2013 May 61 18 1847-52

Association between bleeding events and in-hospital mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention.

Chhatriwalla AK, Amin AP, Kennedy KF, House JA, Cohen DJ, Rao SV, Messenger JC, Marso SP JAMA 2013 Mar 309 10 1022-9

Comparison of costs between transradial and transfemoral percutaneous coronary intervention: a cohort analysis from the Premier research database.

Safley DM, Amin AP, House JA, Baklanov D, Mills R, Giersiefen H, Bremer A, Marso SP Am. Heart J. 2013 Mar 165 3 303-9.e2

Carotid artery stenting of a contralateral occlusion and in-hospital outcomes: results from the CARE (Carotid Artery Revascularization and Endarterectomy) registry.

Mercado N, Cohen DJ, Spertus JA, Chan PS, House J, Kennedy K, Brindis RG, White CJ, Rosenfield KA, Marso SP JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2013 Jan 6 1 59-64

Percutaneous coronary intervention use in the United States: defining measures of appropriateness.

Marso SP, Teirstein PS, Kereiakes DJ, Moses J, Lasala J, Grantham JA JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2012 Feb 5 2 229-35

A prospective natural-history study of coronary atherosclerosis.

Stone GW, Maehara A, Lansky AJ, de Bruyne B, Cristea E, Mintz GS, Mehran R, McPherson J, Farhat N, Marso SP, Parise H, Templin B, White R, Zhang Z, Serruys PW N. Engl. J. Med. 2011 Jan 364 3 226-35

Association between use of bleeding avoidance strategies and risk of periprocedural bleeding among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Marso SP, Amin AP, House JA, Kennedy KF, Spertus JA, Rao SV, Cohen DJ, Messenger JC, Rumsfeld JS JAMA 2010 Jun 303 21 2156-64

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Featured Books


  • Teaching Award: Interventional Cardiology
    Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO (2014)
  • Best Research Award (category: Vascular Interventions)
    Science Committee of the Peripheral Arterial Disease Coalition (2008)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Affiliate Travel Award
    American College of Cardiology (1999)
  • Cardiology Fellows Research Award
    The Cleveland Clinic (1998)
  • Cardiology Fellows Scholarship
    Rhone Poulenc Rore (1997)
  • Kansas Endowment Scholarship
    University of Kansas (1990-1993)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (1993)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (1989)