Congratulations to STSA members, R. Morton Bolman, III, MD; Emily A. Farkas, MD; and Frederick L. Grover, MD for receiving 2015 TSFRE/Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Awards.
The TSFRE/Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award Program offers support of up to $37,500 for qualified surgeons who conduct charity work in underserved regions/populations. This award is designed to provide support for programs that educate, screen and/or treat underserved populations to reduce the global burden of heart valve disease, or to support other programs that advance health care and address underserved populations.
Dr. Bolman has been an STSA member since 1990 and currently practices at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He received $37,500 for his project “Increasing Access to Reduce the Burden of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda”.
Dr. Farkas has been an STSA member since 2011 and works with CardioStart International to provide free heart surgery and medical services to children and adults in developing countries. Her $11,000 award will fund the project “Establishing a Not-For-Profit Cardiac Surgical Program at Kathmandu University Dhulikhel Hospital” in the Nepal, Kathmandu Valley, Dhulikhel region.
STSA Past President (1994-95), Dr. Fred Grover of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, received a $37,000 award in support of his project “Enhancing Access to Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal”.
Learn more about this awards program and view a full list of recipients at www.tsfre.org.