G. Alexander Patterson, MD, was awarded the 2014 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The award was given during the Society’s 50th Annual Meeting in January 2014.
Patterson, the Joseph C. Bancroft Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, has a long history of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding that has aided in many scientific contributions to general thoracic surgery and lung transplantation. He served as the Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery and chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery from 2005 to 2014.
The Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award was established in 1999 through a grant from medical equipment company Medtronic, Inc., to honor individuals who have made outstanding scientific contributions that have enhanced the practice of cardiothoracic surgery and patients’ quality of life.