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News Release 2007 - August 8

Dr. Charles Mullins Receives Ray C. Fish Award for
Scientific Achievement

HOUSTON (August 8, 2007) - Charles E. Mullins, M.D., has received the Ray C. Fish Award for Scientific Achievement from the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Mullins is a pediatric cardiologist known for his dedication to teaching and his pioneering work in developing interventional techniques for treating congenital heart disease.

Dr. Charles Mullins receives Ray C. Fish Award.

From left, Drs. Denton Cooley, Jeffrey Towbin, Charles Mullins,
Mr. Jim Daniels of the Fish Foundation, and Dr. James Willerson at the ceremony honoring Dr. Mullins with the Ray C. Fish Award for
Scientific Achievement.


Dr. Mullins has devoted nearly 50 years to the art and science of cardiovascular medicine. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1954 and received his Medical Degree With Distinction from George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Mullins devoted the next five years of his life to internship, residency and a Fellowship in Cardiology at Walter Reed General Hospital and then served six more years of active duty in the U.S. Army. Dr. Mullins served as the Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist for all of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe and then Assistant Chief of Cardiology at Walter Reed.

Dr. Mullins joined Baylor College of Medicine in 1969 and retired from active practice at the end of 2006. He was Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, as well as Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Mullins is truly a pioneer in the field of pediatric percutaneous interventional technology and developed many of the more complex procedures used today.

Ray C. Fish was a leading figure in the natural gas industry and a philanthropist. Mr. Fish believed in the American dream of “opportunity for success.” The Ray C. Fish Foundation was established so that others might be encouraged to broaden man’s self-knowledge and to keep the American dream alive. After its founder’s death from heart disease, the Fish Foundation granted $5 million to make the Texas Heart Institute a reality. For this reason, the Institute’s highest professional award is given in honor of this extraordinary man. The award recognizes those whose innovations have made significant contributions to cardiovascular medicine and surgery. (See Ray C. Fish Award for Scientific Achievement for a list of recipients.)

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Kathy Watson
Texas Heart Institute

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