The Leaders in Innovation Award recognizes and promotes innovation within interventional radiology, continuing IR’s historical innovative development that has revolutionized medicine over the last 40 years. The award acknowledges individuals who have conceptualized and implemented an idea that has had an advantageous impact on the practice of interventional radiology. The innovation can be a device, technique, approach, clinical practice model or anything having a significant improvement upon the quality of patient care or economics of interventional practice.
In order to be considered for this award, a nomination is required by a colleague. Nominations for the 2022 Leaders of Innovation Award closed on June 15, 2021.
2021 Leaders in Innovation Award: Andrew Cragg, MD, FSIR
Dr. Cragg served as director of interventional radiology at the University of Iowa and co-director of the Fairview Southdale Heart, Stroke and Vascular Center in Minneapolis. He is a clinical professor of radiology in the University of Minnesota Medical School and recently retired from clinical practice at the Minneapolis Heart Institute where he served as director of endovascular research.
Dr. Cragg has authored more than 150 scientific papers, abstracts, chapters and books in his field. He holds over 250 issued and published U.S. patents for novel devices in the field of minimally invasive surgery and intervention.
Dr. Cragg has founded numerous medical device companies that have developed an array of minimally invasive technologies, such as vascular stents, aortic endografts, liquid embolic agents, arterial closure devices, embolization devices, stroke thrombectomy devices and other non-vascular devices.
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Past Leaders in Innovation Award recipients
2020 - John Abele, FSIR
2019 - William Cook, FSIR
2018 - Thomas O. McNamara, MD, FSIR
2017 - Riad Salem, MD, MBA, FSIR
2016 - Renan Uflacker, MD
2015 - Lindsay Machan, MD, FSIR and Kieran J. Murphy, MD, FSIR
2014 - Ziv J. Haskal, MD, FSIR
2013 - Barry T. Katzen, MD, FSIR
2012 - Michael D. Dake, MD FSIR
2011 - Scott O. Trerotola, MD, FSIR
2010 - Julio C. Palmaz, MD, FSIR
2009 - Sidney Wallace, MD, FSIR
2008 - Ernest J. Ring, MD FSIR
2007 - Robert White Jr., MD FSIR
2006 - Josef Rosch, MD, FSIR
2005 - Kurt Amplatz, MD, FSIR
2004 - Constantin Cope, MD FSIR
2003 - Irvin F. Hawkins, MD, FSIR