Awards & Winners

C. Walton Lillehei

Date of Birth 23-October-1918
Place of Birth Minneapolis
(Minnesota, United States of America, Area code 218, Area code 612)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Dr. C. Walton Lillehei
Profession Physician, Surgeon
Clarence Walton "Walt" Lillehei, was an American surgeon who pioneered open-heart surgery, as well as numerous techniques, equipment and prostheses for cardiothoracic surgery.

Awards by C. Walton Lillehei

Check all the awards nominated and won by C. Walton Lillehei.


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(In recognition of his distinguished contribution to the knowledge of cardiac surgery and cardiac physiology and, in particular, for his pioneering contributions to open heart surgery before the development of pump oxygenators, his contributions to the improvement of the mechanical means of extra corporeal circulation, his early use of cardiac pace makers, and his practical and theoretical leadership in the development of successful surgical techniques for the correction of congenital and acquired heart defects.)


Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
(Joint award for advances in cardiac surgery, making possible more direct and safer approaches to the heart. )