Dr. Albert Starr receives 2015 Grand Prix Scientifique

April, 17, 2015

Dr. Albert StarrAlbert Starr, M.D. of the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute, professor of surgery OHSU School of Medicine, has won the 2015 Grand Prix Scientifique by the Institut de France, a prestigious international prize in cardiovascular science. Dr. Starr has been awarded the prize in recognition for co-inventing and implanting the world's first artificial heart valve.

Created in 2002, the Grand Prix is given each year to a scientist who has made important contributions to cardiovascular physiology, biology or medicine. These fields also include developmental biology, genetics, epidemiology, physiology, as well as clinical biology, imaging techniques, therapeutics and the pharmacology of the cardiovascular system.

Dr. Starr will be recognized at a presentation of the award in Paris on Wednesday, June 3 during the annual awards ceremony of the Institut de France.

Media coverage of the award includes The Oregonian and the Portland Business Journal.