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Scientific Achievement Award

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Scientific Achievement Award was established by the Association in 1994. The Award serves to honor individuals who have achieved scientific contributions in the field of thoracic surgery worthy of the highest recognition the Association can bestow. Honorees receive a Medallion for Scientific 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

W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr.

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina

2020

D. Craig Miller

Stanford University

Stanford, California

2019

Sir Magdi Yacoub

Institute Heart Science Centre

Middlesex, United Kingdom

2018

Tirone E. David

Toronto General Hospital

Toronto, ON, Canada

2016

James L. Cox

Washington University

St. Louis, MO

2015

Eugene Blackstone

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

2013

Marc R. de Leval

International Congenital Cardiac Centre

London, United Kingdom

2011

Richard D. Weisel

Toronto General Hospital

Toronto, ON, Canada

2010

Andrew S. Wechsler

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

2008

Gerald D. Buckberg

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

2007

Alain F. Carpentier

Hospital European Georges Pompidou

Paris, France

2005

Denton A. Cooley

2000

Michael E. DeBakey

1999

Norman E. Shumway

1998

John W. Kirklin

1994