Irving Kron, MD, a professor in the Department of Surgery and former chair of the department from 2002-17, received the Scientific Achievement Award at the American Society for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting this May. The award serves to honor individuals who have achieved scientific contributions in the field of thoracic surgery worthy of the highest recognition the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) can bestow.
Throughout his career, Dr. Kron has published over 500 manuscripts, including 160 articles in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, making him the most prolific author published in the STS journal’s 50-year history. He also has made nearly 250 presentations on cardiothoracic surgery in the U.S. and internationally. He has published about 30 books and chapters, and has been the principal investigator for more than 20 funded research grants.
Dr. Kron’s specialty interests include mitral valve and aortic valve surgery, surgery of the aorta, carotid artery surgery, coronary artery surgery, and heart transplantation.