5 Popular Heart Surgeons
Michael Ellis DeBakey
Michael Ellis DeBakey (September 7, 1908 – July 11, 2008) was a world-renowned American cardiac surgeon, innovator, scientist, medical educator and international medical statesman. DeBakey was the chancellor emeritus of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, director of The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, and senior attending surgeon of The Methodist Hospital in Houston. He is known for his work on the treatment of heart patientsand for his role in the development of the mobile army surgical hospital.
- Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Academy of Medical Films
- American Heart Association (AHA)
- Children Uniting Nations.
- Encyclopædia Britannica.
- Foundation for Biomedical Research.
- International College of Angiology.
- International Health and Medical Film Festival..
- Honorary Director of Research!America.
- Tulane Medical Alumni Association.
- U.S. Army Legion of Merit (1945)
- American Medical Association Hektoen Gold Medal (1954 and 1970)
- Rudolph Matas Award in Vascular Surgery (1954)
- International Society of Surgery Distinguished Service Award (1958)
- Leriche Award (1959)
- American Medical Association Distinguished Service Award (1959)
- Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research (1963)
- American Medical Association Billings Gold Medal Exhibit Award (1967)
- American Heart Association Gold Heart Award (1968) etc.
Denton Arthur Cooley
Denton Arthur Cooley (born August 22, 1920) is an American heart surgeon famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart. Cooley is also founder and surgeon in-chief of The Texas Heart Institute, chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, consultant in Cardiovascular Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital, and a clinical professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
- Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1984, the nation’s highest civilian award.
- The René Leriche Prize, the highest honor of the International Surgical Society.
- Awarded the National Medal of Technology by Bill Clinton in 1998.
- He is a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Medical Sciences.
- In addition, Cooley has authored or co-authored more than 1,400 scientific articles and 12 books.
Dr Naresh Trehan
Dr Naresh Trehan is a renowned Indian cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon. After graduating from King George Medical College, Lucknow, India, he went on to practice at New York University Medical Center Manhattan USA from 1971 to 1988. After a successful career in the US, he returned to India and started Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre. At present, he serves as the chairman and managing director and chief cardiac surgeon of MedantaTM-The Medicity.
He has served as personal surgeon to the President of India since 1991, has received numerous awards, including the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award. He owns a limo which he uses to travel and even go for emergencies. An ambulance follows the limo so that he never gets late for an emergency in case of a flat tyre. Padma Bhushan Award by President of India in recognition of distinguished service in the field of Medicine in 2001. Padmashri Award by President of India in recognition of distinguished service in the field of Surgery in 1991. Doctor of Science Honoris Causa at the “18th Convocation of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi” in March 1996, for recognition of his attainment and position of eminence and contributions made by him for the country and the people of India.
Doctor of Science Honoris Causa is conferred on the occasion of the convocation of the Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, 4 March 2004. Honorary Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, Australia in 2002. Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award in the services category for yeoman services to the healthcare industry. Doctor of Science, being conferred by King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, on 22 January 2007.
Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub
Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub (born 16 November 1935) is an Egyptian cardiothoracic surgeon. He is Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Imperial College London.
- 1988 Bradshaw Lecture, Royal College of Physicians.
- 1998 Texas Heart Institute Ray C. Fish Award for Scientific Achievement in Cardiovascular Disease.
- 1999 Lifetime outstanding achievement award in recognition of contribution to medicine, Secretary of State for Health (UK)
- 2001 The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Heart Failure Summit : Kaufman Awardee.
- 2003 Golden Hippocrates International Award for Excellence in Cardiac Surgery (Moscow)
- WHO Prize for Humanitarian Services.
- 2004 International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation Lifetime Achievement Award.
- 2006 European Society of Cardiology Gold Medal.
- 2007 Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award.
- 2007 Honorary citizenships of the city of Bergamo, Italy.
- 2007 Medal of Merit, President, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences.
- 2011 Order of the Nile for science and humanity.
- 2012 American College of Cardiology Legend of Cardiovascular Medicine.
- Yacoub was knighted in 1992 and awarded the Order of Merit by HM The Queen in the 2014 New Year Honours.
Devi Prasad Shetty
Devi Prasad Shetty (born 8 May 1953) is an Indian philanthropist and a cardiac surgeon. He has leveraged economies of scale to provide affordable healthcare. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, third highest civilian award in India for his contribution to the field of affordable healthcare.
- Padma Bhushan award for Medicine in 2012.
- Karnataka Ratna award in 2001.
- Entrepreneur of the Year at ET awards in 2012.
- Won the 2011 The Economist Innovation Awards for the Business process field.
- Honorary Degree, University of Minnesota in 2011.
- Honorary Degree, Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2014.
- Schwab Foundation’s award in 2005.
- Padma Shri award for Medicine in 2004.
- Dr. B C Roy award in 2003.
- Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Award in 2003.
- Ernst & Young – Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003.
- Rajyotsava award in 2002.
- Indian of the year in public sector choose by CNN-IBN for the year 2012.
Shetty’s advice for good heart – Shetty, in an interview, says that key to good heart is walking and balanced food. He gives five rules of thumb for heart health-diet (less carbohydrate, more protein, less oil), regular exercise, quit smoking, control weight, control blood pressure and sugar.