Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Science
Academic Health Center, October 19, 2004
Norman E. Shumway, a pioneer in the field of heart transplantation, received a Ph.D. in Surgery (1956) and completed a residency in Surgery (between 1949 and 1957) at the University of Minnesota. More than any other surgeon-scientist, he is responsible not only for devising the technique for heart transplantation but also for making it an enduring clinical success. He is the founder of the world’s largest and longest-running heart transplant program and has performed more than 1,000 clinical heart transplants. In addition, he has published more than 500 seminal papers on key surgical and immunological topics in cardiac surgery, heat transplantation, and heart-lung transplantation. He is also the recipient of many fellowships, honorary doctoral degrees and awards, including the Rene Leriche Prize from the International Society of Surgery, the Texas Heart Institute Medal, the Cameron Prize in Practical Therapeutics, the Medawar Prize from the Transplantation Society, the Medallion for Scientific Achievement of the American Surgical Association, and the Pioneer Award of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.