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Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. The Award serves to recognize individuals for their significant contributions to cardiothoracic surgery in the areas of patient care, teaching, research, or community service. Honorees receive a plaque for Lifetime Achievement from the Association presented by the president at the Annual Meeting and the honoree's name and biography is printed in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

Tirone E. David

University of Toronto

Toronto, ON, Canada

2020

Aldo Castaneda

Unicar-Fundaci

Guatemala City, Guatemala

2018

Denton A. Cooley

Texas Heart Institute

Houston, TX

2016

Timothy J. Gardner

Christiana Care Health System

Newark, DE

2015

Fred A. Crawford, Jr.

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

2014

Eugene Braunwald

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

2013

Thomas B. Ferguson

2009

Frank C. Spencer

2007

F. Griffith Pearson

Toronto General Hospital

Toronto, ON, Canada

2004