Awards & Winners

André Frédéric Cournand

Date of Birth 24-September-1895
Place of Birth Paris
(ÃŽle-de-France, France, Seine)
Nationality France, United States of America
Also know as Andre Frederic Cournand
André Frédéric Cournand was a French physician and physiologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1956 along with Werner Forssmann and Dickinson W. Richards for the development of cardiac catheterization. Born in Paris, Cournand emigrated to the United States in 1930 and, in 1941, became a naturalized citizen. For most of his career, Cournand was a professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and worked at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Many seats of medical research have recognized his work, and he has received the Anders Retzius Silver Medal of the Swedish Society for Internal Medicine, the Lasker Award of the United States Public Health Association, the John Philipps Memorial Award of the American College of Physicians, the Gold Medal of the Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique and of the Académie Nationale de Médecine, Paris. He was elected Doctor of the Universities of Strasbourg, Lyon, Brussels, Pisa, and D.Sc. of the University of Birmingham.

Awards by André Frédéric Cournand

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries concerning heart catheterization and pathological changes in the circulatory system)


Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
(For outstanding contributions to the physiology of the circulation in man and the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.)