Monday, July 14, 2008

Dr. Michael DeBakey, In Memoriam

Image of Dr. Emile Holman, Dr. Rudolph Matas and Dr. Michael DeBakey. Rudolph Matas is presenting the Rudolph Matas Award in Vascular Surgery (Violet Hart Medal) to Dr. DeBakey, April 6, 1954

Dr. DeBakey received his B.S. from Tulane in 1930, his M.D. in 1932, and a M.S. in 1935. He was a faculty member of the Tulane School of Medicine's Department of Surgery from 1937 to 1948. He invented the roller pump while still a student at Tulane, which became an essential component of his heart-lung machine.

TULANE TALK (Dr. Michael DeBakey by Scott Cowen, Tulane President), July 14 , 2008

For more information: McCollum, C. The distinguished service award medal for the Society of Vascular Surgery, 1999: Michael Ellis DeBakey, MD. Journal of Vascular Surgery , Volume 31 , Issue 2 , Pages 406 - 409. doi:10.1016/S0741-5214(00)90171-X