AAMI Foundation's Laufman-Greatbatch Award

This is AAMI's most prestigious award. Named after two pioneers in the field—Harold Laufman, MD and Wilson Greatbatch, PhD—this highly regarded award honors an individual or group that has made a unique and significant contribution to the advancement of healthcare technology and systems, service, patient care, or patient safety.

Candidates must demonstrate:

  • A significant, singular, and global impact on the advancement of patient care or patient safety through the advancement, development, enhancement, or creation of a specific medical device, technology, system, or service.
  • Groups or individuals who have made critical contributions to the enhancement of patient care through technology are eligible to receive this award.

The award includes a $5,000 check and a plaque to be presented at AAMI's Annual Conference.

The next deadline for nominations is Feb. 15, 2017.

Link here to open the Nomination Form. For more information, contact Allison Rafti at +1-703-253-8296 or arafti@aami.org.

Chevron Mini 2016 Award Recipients

Ary L. Goldberger, MD; Roger G. Mark, MD, PhD; and George Moody—founders of PhysioNet—were selected to receive this award for their work over the last 20 years to collect and provide access to “big data” through the creation of PhysioNet. PhysioNet is a free collection of recorded physiologic signals and related open-source software intended to stimulate current research and new investigations.



Winners of the Laufman-Greatbatch Award

2015 Masakazu Tsuzuki, MD, PhD 1995 John Watson, PhD
2014 Matthew B. Weinger, MD 1994 Robert Arzbaecher, PhD
2013 Carl Bruch, PhD 1993 Craig J. Hartley, PhD
2012 David Bates 1992 Otto Herbert Schmitt, PhD
2011 Timothy Vanderveen, PharmD 1991 Allen Latham, Jr.
2010 Neal E. Fearnot, PhD 1989 Paul C. Lauterbur, PhD
2009 Forrest M. Bird, MD 1988 Michel Mirowski, MD
2008 Jack Harrington 1987 Leslie A. Geddes, ME, PhD
2007 Willis A. Tacker, Jr., MD, PhD 1985 Dwight E. Harken, MD
2006 Nathaniel Sims, MD 1984 Clarence Dennis
2005 Maynard Ramsey, III, MD, PhD 1983 Charles A. Mistretta, PhD
2004 Dr. George J. Magovern, Sr., MD 1982 Wilson Greatbatch, PE
2003 David Hood, Steve Alexander, Matthew Hanson, Todd Kneale, and Terry Domae 1981 Reginald C. Eggleton
2002 David E. Flinchbaugh, PhD, PE 1980 Martin H. Wilcox
2000 Thomas Fogarty, MD 1979 Norman J. Holter, DSc
2001 Huntly D. Millar 1978 Godfrey N. Hounsfield
1999 Adrian Kantrowitz, MD 1977 Willem Johan Kolff, MD, PhD
1998 Earl E. Bakken 1976 Robert F. Rushmer, MD
1997 Alan Berson, PhD 1975 Barouh V. Berkovits
1996 John G. Webster, PhD