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