Thomas Tomsick, MD, and Charles
Abbottsmith, MD, have won the Samuel Kaplan, MD, Visionary Award for
their contributions to cardiovascular medicine.
Dr. Tomsick, professor and director of
neuroradiology, and Dr. Abbottsmith, adjunct professor of cardiology,
received their awards Feb. 26 at the American Heart Association's 11th
Annual Heart Ball.
Dr. Tomsick has been a member of the
College of Medicine faculty since 1976 and is a world-renowned
interventional neuroradiologist. He pioneered new treatments for
bleeding strokes and also helped develop techniques that deliver
clot-busting drugs directly to the blockage in the brain.
Dr. Abbottsmith, director of cardiology
at Christ Hospital, received the award for his innovations in
cardiovascular research over three decades.