Branislav Radovancevic Memorial Best MCS Abstract Award
Established in 2009 and funded through a grant from Thoratec, the is a $2500 travel award to the ISHLT Annual Meeting designed to encourage submission of high quality abstracts in the mechanical circulatory support category. The goal of the award is to encourage scholarly clinical work in MCS and to facilitate scientific exchange regarding MCS. Dr. Radovancevic, a long-time member of ISHLT, was devoted to the encouragement of scientific collaboration with Eastern European physicians and scientists. This award is designed to encourage others to continue his efforts to develop MCS and provide mentorship to others. This award was funded by a grant from Thoratec in memory of ISHLT member Branislav (Brano) Radovancevic.
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Mentor: Scott Silvestry, MD
Abstract: "Concomitant Aortic Valve Procedures in Patients Undergoing Implantation of Continuous-Flow LVADs: An INTERMACS Database Analysis"
2013 Claire Watkins, MD
2012 Arun Raghav Mahankali Sridhar, MD, MPH
2010 Jose N. Nativi, MD
2009 Nishant Shah, MD