About Dr. Yan Katsnelson
Medical School Harvard Medical Center’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Education University of Chicago
Organization Founder of USA Vein Clinics, USA Vascular Centers, USA Fibroid Centers and USA Oncology Centers
Dr. Yan Katsnelson, a renowned philanthropist, entrepreneur, cardiac surgeon, as well as business owner, is the founder and CEO of USA Clinics Group, the parent company of USA Fibroid Centers, USA Vein Clinics, USA Vascular Centers, and USA Oncology Centers. Dr. Katsnelson advocates for providing patients with convenient, affordable, and empathetic outpatient healthcare services. These values showcase USA Clinics Groups’ mission of being a partner for patients on their treatment journey to give them an improved quality of life. Dr. Katsnelson is passionate about recruiting only the most experienced, top-rated specialists to join his group of exceptional physicians.
As founder and CEO of USA Clinics Group, Dr. Katsnelson has pioneered minimally invasive treatment options that provide high-quality care in the most advanced, office-based facilities. By utilizing the latest technology, the specialists at USA Clinics Group can provide unprecedented care to patients in need. Dr. Katsnelson’s personal mission is to set the standard for how compassionate care should be administered. Patients can expect specialists to listen to their concerns, answer their questions, and provide transparent suggestions about their treatment options. Unlike other healthcare organizations, Dr. Katsnelson wanted to ensure that patients felt comfortable the minute they stepped into the center for their initial consultation.
In addition to founding one of the most expansive outpatient clinic groups in the nation, he founded the Chicago Heart Institute, which is dedicated to the quality treatment of heart, lung, and blood vessel diseases.
Dr. Katsnelson completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical Center’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then performed cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at Boston Medical Center and the University of Chicago. Dr. Katsnelson is credited as the first U.S. surgeon to perform the double implant of the Biocor™ stented tissue valve. His clinical areas of expertise include minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery, complex aortic operations, reoperative coronary and valve surgery, and beating-heart (off-pump) bypass surgery. He is extensively published regarding various cardiac and venous conditions.
Dr. Katsnelson has always had a passion for charitable as well as non-profit work. This is why he founded the Fibroids Fighters Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on the advancement of women’s health research and education. Additionally, as a member of the American College of Phlebology and the Society of Thoracic Surgery, he is actively involved with Save a Child’s Heart. This unique non-profit organization provides life-saving cardiac treatment to children in developing countries.
Professional Affiliations and Other Organizations
- Founder of the Chicago Heart Institute
- American Medical Association
- American Vein and Lymphatic Society [American College of Phlebology]
- Cardiothoracic Surgery Network [Chicago]
- Chicagoland Association of Russian-speaking Physicians
- Society of Thoracic Surgery
Honors and Awards
- 1990: Ural Medical Academy, Russia
- 2002: American Heart Saver, American Heart Association Award
- 2005: Nation’s Double Implant of New™ Tissue Heart Valve