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TCTAP Award 2018 "Master of the Masters"

8th Winner | Dr. David R. Holmes

Dr. David R. Holmes, a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a Consultant of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases & Internal Medicine at Department of Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic, USA has been selected as the recipient of the 8th TCTAP Award “Master of the Masters” for his achievements in the field of interventional cardiology and contribution to the growth of CardioVascular Summit-TCTAP. The award ceremony was held on Monday, April 30 at the Main Arena.

TCTAP Award “Master of the Masters” has been bestowed annually upon the most distinguished cardiologist who has made meritorious ntributions and has been playing a significant leading role in the field of interventional cardiology, as well as in TCTAP over the years.

Dr. David R. Holmes was born in Oak Park, IL, USA in 1945. After graduating from the Medical College of Wisconsin, he commenced his career at Mayo Clinic from 1972 up until today. His specialized areas of interest include acute coronary syndromes, interventional cardiology, restenosis, vascular biology, risk outcomes analysis, and telemedicine. He has been involved almost every aspect of the development of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from the beginning. With Dr. Holmes’ enthusiasm for research, he has served as a principal or co-investigator in more than 70 National Institutes of Health (NIH) and industry-sponsored studies and has actively participated in many leading cardiovascular journals, such as JACC.

Dr. Holmes is a fellow of American Heart Association (AHA), and a fellow and past president of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and American College of Cardiology (ACC). Particularly, his commitment to the ACC has spanned about 40 years. He has served on its Board of Trustees and led numerous committees.

Dr. Gurpreet S. Sandhu, Chair of the division of Interventional Cardiology at Mayo Clinic said, “Professor Holmes is truly very passionate about educating cardiologists worldwide and has taught and proctored extensively in many countries. We are truly blessed to have an individual with his knowledge, passion, and wisdom amongst us as a colleague and mentor.”

His life story has been both purposeful and a delightful pleasure, and his career path from the Medical College of Wisconsin to Mayo Clinic is one step ahead which he can reflect in content. As a remarkable leader in this field, Dr. David R. Holmes will continue imparting his expertise by mentoring a generation of cardiologists.