Developer of Echocardiography Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum honored as BioCrossroads 2020 Life Sciences Champion of the Year

2021-04-05T16:47:43-04:00October 7, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 7, 2020) — BioCrossroads’ Board of Directors named esteemed “Father of Echocardiography” (Echo) Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum, as the recipient of the 2020 August M. Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year Award. The prestigious honor, named in tribute to BioCrossroads’ late Chairman August Watanabe, was given to Dr. Feigenbaum at today’s Indiana Life Sciences Summit for his unprecedented impact on cardiac health in Indiana and around the world. Dr. Feigenbaum is recognized for pioneering the Echo, the most widely used cardiac imaging technique in the world. Dr. Feigenbaum has made numerous contributions to the medical profession that include developing the world’s first practical, long lasting use of echocardiography, the use of ultrasound to examine the heart, in 1965. He fought and overcame many years of skepticism by training many early world-wide pioneers in echocardiography and the first cardiac sonographer. [...]