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Eric J. Topol, M.D. presented with 2011 TCT Career Achievement Award
Date:11/9/2011

SAN FRANCISCO NOVEMBER 9, 2011 Eric J. Topol, MD, a world-renowned cardiologist and physician-scientist, was presented the 2011 TCT Career Achievement Award in a ceremony held today during the 23rd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). The award is given each year to a pioneer in the field of interventional cardiovascular medicine.

One of the leading cardiologists in the United States, Dr. Topol spearheaded the discovery of multiple genes which increase a person's risk of heart attacks and pioneered the development of critical heart care therapies now used in daily practice therapies such as clot busters, anti-platelet agents and angioplasty devices. He has led more than 15 international, multi-center research trials involving 40 countries and more than 200,000 patients. He is also a leader in the movement to modernize medical treatment through wireless digital innovative technologies.

TCT Directors, Martin B. Leon, MD and Gregg W. Stone, MD jointly presented the award, which recognizes pioneering work in interventional medicine and extraordinary talent and dedication in both research and clinical endeavors. Dr. Leon is the Founder of CRF and Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Stone is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of Cardiovascular Research and Education at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Both serve as Co-Directors of the Medical Research and Education Division at CRF.

"We are proud to honor Dr. Topol with the TCT 2011 Career Achievement Award," said Dr. Stone. "As a clinical trialist and educator, Dr. Topol
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Contact: Judy Romero
jromero@crf.org
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
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