Emory cardiothoracic surgeon Vinod Thourani, MD was recently awarded the W. Proctor Harvey, MD, Young Teacher Award at the 2013 American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) annual meeting. The award recognizes and honors a promising young member of the American College of Cardiology who has distinguished him or herself by dedication and skill in teaching, and to stimulate, as far as possible, continued careers in education.
Thourani is associate director of the Structural Heart and Valve Center in the Emory Heart and Vascular Center. He is known for his research and clinical work in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and minimally invasive valvular surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis.
At the ACC, Thourani presented five invited lectures, including the three-year safety and outcomes data on the PARTNER cohort, a trial comparing transcatheter aortic valve replacement with surgical aortic valve replacement in high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis.
Thourani received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, and completed his internship, residency and fellowship also at Emory.
Vinod Thourani, MD, Wins Harvey Young Teacher Award