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Pulmonary Hypertension Association Names Recipient of 2008 Award of Excellence in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Care
Date:6/23/2008

righetti, president of PHA. "Our physicians have made significant progress over the past few years in improving the lives of patients and developing effective PAH therapies, and believe that this award will contribute to ongoing advancement in PAH patient care."

This year's award recipient was selected by the 2008-2009 Independent Selection Committee, comprised of: Michael McGoon, MD, professor of medicine and consultant in Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, chair of the Independent Selection Committee, and chair of PHA's Board of Trustees; David Badesch, MD, professor of medicine in the Divisions of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, and Cardiology at the University of Colorado and chair of PHA's Scientific Leadership Council; Candi Bleifer, a PH patient and PHA Board member; Linda Carr, parent of a PH patient and past PHA board chair; Gregory Elliott, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and past chair of PHA's Scientific Leadership Council; and Jack Stibbs, parent of a PH patient and past PHA board chair. Criteria in selecting the recipients included: proven resources required for excellence in PAH patient care, service to the local community, and consistent provision of cutting-edge options for patients living with PAH.

About the Award Recipient

Dr. Barst was most recently a Professor of Pediatrics in the Divisions of Pediatric Cardiology at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and Cornell Medical Center in New York, and Director of New York Presbyterian Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Columbia University Medical Center. She received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and completed an internship and residency in pediatrics as well as fellowships in pediatric cardiology and pediatric pulmonary medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York.

Dr. Barst is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pedi
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