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 plaque to be presented at the 2017 AAMI Annual Conference and Expo in Austin, Texas and a $5,000 check.
The deadline for nominations has been extended to February 3, 2017.
Winners of the Laufman-Greatbatch Award
- 2016 – Ary L. Goldberger, MD; Roger G. Mark, MD, PhD; and George Moody
- 2015 – Masakazu Tsuzuki, MD, PhD
- 2014 – Matthew B. Weinger, MD
- 2013 – Carl Bruch, PhD
- 2012 – David Bates
- 2011 – Timothy Vanderveen, PharmD
- 2010 – Neal E. Fearnot, PhD
- 2009 – Forrest M. Bird, MD
- 2008 – Jack Harrington
- 2007 – Willis A. Tacker, Jr., MD, PhD
- 2006 – Nathaniel Sims, MD
- 2005 – Maynard Ramsey, III, MD, PhD
- 2004 – Dr. George J. Magovern, Sr., MD
- 2003 – David Hood, Steve Alexander, Matthew Hanson, Todd Kneale, and Terry Domae
- 2002 – David E. Flinchbaugh, PhD, PE
- 2001 – Huntly D. Millar
- 2000 – Thomas Fogarty, MD
- 1999 – Adrian Kantrowitz, MD
- 1998 – Earl E. Bakken
- 1997 – Alan Berson, PhD
- 1996 – John G. Webster, PhD
- 1995 – John Watson, PhD
- 1994 – Robert Arzbaecher, PhD
- 1993 – Craig J. Hartley, PhD
- 1992 – Otto Herbert Schmitt, PhD
- 1991 – Allen Latham, Jr.
- 1989 – Paul C. Lauterbur, PhD
- 1988 – Michel Mirowski, MD
- 1987 – Leslie A. Geddes, ME, PhD
- 1985 – Dwight E. Harken, MD
- 1984 – Clarence Dennis
- 1983 – Charles A. Mistretta, PhD
- 1982 – Wilson Greatbatch, PE
- 1981 – Reginald C. Eggleton
- 1980 – Martin H. Wilcox
- 1979 – Norman J. Holter, DSc
- 1978 – Godfrey N. Hounsfield
- 1977 – Willem Johan Kolff, MD, PhD
- 1976 – Robert F. Rushmer, MD
- 1975 – Barouh V. Berkovits
Roger G. Mark, MD, PhD (L); Ary L. Goldberger, MD; and George Moody (not pictured)—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.