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Dr. Patrick Serruys Receives 2011 Ray C. Fish Award

 Interventional cardiologist, developer of drug-eluting stent, honored for scientific achievement, contributions to cardiology 

Dr. Patrick Serruys receives Ray C. Fish Award from Dr. Cooley and Dr. Willerson
Dr. Patrick W. Serruys (center) receiving congratulations from Dr. Denton A. Cooley (left) and Dr. James T. Willerson (right).

Houston, Texas (December 14, 2011) – Dr. Patrick W. Serruys of the Netherlands received the Ray C. Fish Award for Scientific Achievement Saturday, December 10 at the Texas Heart Institute (THI) at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.

Dr. Serruys is recognized world-wide for major contributions to interventional cardiology and for the development of a drug-eluting stent. Presented by famed heart surgeon and THI founder, Dr. Denton A. Cooley, during the 11th Texas Update in Cardiovascular Advancements symposium, the award recognizes those whose innovations have made significant contributions to cardiovascular medicine and surgery.

Dr. Patrick Serruys is Professor of Interventional Cardiology at the Interuniversity Cardiological Institute of the Netherlands (1988-1998), and the Erasmus University. Since 1980, he has been Director of the Clinical Research Program of the Catheterization Laboratory, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and since 1997 the Head of the Interventional Department, Heart Center Rotterdam. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and member of the scientific council of the International College of Angiology. He is the author or coauthor of more than 1,600 papers and editor or coeditor of 37 books, as well as a member of 20 editorial boards of scientific journals. Dr. Serruys received his MD degree in 1972 from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and his PhD degree in 1986 from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has been associate editor of Circulation for Europe for five years and he co-edited the Textbook of Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology.  

The late Ray C. Fish, Houston philanthropist, established the Ray C. Fish Foundation from which his generous gift to THI supported the Institute's ability to serve a growing number of heart patients who were coming to the Institute in the 1960s. In honor of Ray Fish's pivotal role in THI's history, the Institute established the Ray C. Fish Award for Scientific Achievement in 1972. Since that time 22 physicians have received the prestigious award for their unique cardiovascular innovations. 

For the full list of award recipients, see Ray C. Fish Award on this website.

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