Navigation Links
Pediatric cardiac surgeon honored with Gibbon Award and scientific journal tribute

Washington, DCRichard A. Jonas, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director of the Children's National Heart Institute at Children's National Medical Center, has received the prestigious Gibbon Award from the American Society of Extra-Corporeal Technology (AmSECT).

Dr. Jonas was also honored in a tribute published in the journal Cardiology in the Young (Cambridge University Press), citing his contributions as a global leader in his field.

"These tributes, from a respected scientific society and a leading journal, are deserved recognition of Richard's skills as a surgeon, mentor, scientist, and pioneer in congenital heart disease," said Kurt D. Newman, MD, President and CEO of Children's National. "Those of us in pediatric surgery are well aware of the impact he has made on so many children worldwide, and we're delighted to see his contributions acknowledged."

The 2013 Gibbon Award was presented March 6 at AmSECT's 51st International Conference in Nevada. The Society's highest honor, the Gibbon Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the cardiopulmonary discipline interrelating with the field of extracorporeal circulation.

In addition, the journal Cardiology in the Young dedicated a special issue to Dr. Jonas to acknowledge his "tremendous contributions made to medicine." In the tribute article, author Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD, of Johns Hopkins Children's Heart Surgery, All Children's Hospital, and Florida Hospital for Children, describes Dr. Jonas as a "a true leader among cardiac surgeons" and "a 'quintuple threat' professional, with sustained excellence in all five of these areas clinical care, teaching, research, business leadership, and alignment." The article quotes Marshall L. Jacobs, MD, of Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, as saying, "Richard has directly touched the lives of tens of thousands, and indirectly through his generosity as a teacher, has literally improved the lives of millions of children and their families."

"I am honored to receive the Gibbon Award, which is the highest honor in the field of perfusion," said Dr. Jonas. "Likewise, I am humbled by the generous tribute in the HeartWeek issue of Cardiology in the Young. Helping to advance pediatric cardiac surgery and mentor others in this field has been my life's work, and I hope I have helped improve the lives of children with congenital heart conditions."

Dr. Jonas is a world-renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon specializing in optimizing the developmental and cognitive outcomes of patients after surgery for congenital heart disease. He is a pioneer of corrective surgery and maintains active, NIH-supported laboratory and clinical research programs. He has trained many cardiothoracic surgery residents and fellows, and he is the author of the leading pediatric cardiovascular surgery textbook, Comprehensive Surgical Management of Congenital Heart Disease.


Contact: Emily Hartman
Children's National Medical Center

Related medicine news :

1. Presidential keynote address and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting
2. MR enterography is as good or better than standard imaging exams for pediatric Crohns patients
3. Use of dedicated pediatric imaging departments for pediatric CT reduces radiation dose
4. Dr. Yael Mosse will receive first Nachman Award in Pediatric Oncology at national conference
5. Ben-Gurion U. and Cincinnati Childrens Hospital to develop pediatric-specific medical technologies
6. Many Parents of Kids With Autism Dont Put Faith in Pediatricians
7. Pediatric epilepsy impacts sleep for the child and parents
8. Tiny Tots in the Dentists Chair Among Changes in Pediatric Dentistry
9. Pediatric kidney expert receives Young Investigator Award from American Transplant Congress
10. Pediatric regime of chemotherapy proves more effective for young adults
11. Progress in quest to reduce use of radiation in treatment of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... , ... Smiles by Stevens is pleased to announce the addition ... many patients are aware of the benefits of Botox® in the treatment of moderate ... with discomfort, soreness, and pain as a result of Jaw Tension, TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... “While riding the ... inventor, from Bronx, N.Y. “I thought there had to be a convenient and comfortable ... PROTECTOR. , The PROTECTOR enables disabled individuals to safely travel during cold or inclement ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... Privately owned Contract Development and Manufacturing ... its current state of the art research, development and manufacturing facility outside of ... manufacturing capacity as well as to support its clients’ growing research and development ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Mateo, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... in prizes were awarded to winners of the Create Real Impact awards. California ... creative expression to help stem the tide of distracted and reckless driving, the number ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... New patients who wish to seek treatment ... dental implants at her Mississauga, ON practice. Dr. Williams has been providing dental ... dental implants. , Missing teeth can lead to a variety of complications if ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... COMMACK , Nueva York ... Avery Biomedical Devices (ABD), fabricante del Avery Breathing ... Anders Jonzon , MD; Ph.D. como consultor ...   --> Foto - ... --> El doctor Jonzon es un ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 Sectra (STO: SECT B) ... into a multi-year agreement to deploy Breast Imaging ... provide the Breast Center a future-proof platform capable of ... SECT B) announces that Breast Center of Acadiana ... Breast Imaging PACS in its two freestanding imaging centers. This ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... and BERN, Switzerland , November 24, ... Center for Biomedical Engineering Research of the University of ... of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition of the Bern ... of an exclusive collaboration to develop a novel generation ... the personalised delivery of insulin for diabetic patients with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: