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Carole Warnes, M.D., receives 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ISACHD)

Carole Warnes, M.D. (CV ’88), Division of Structural Heart Disease, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, received the 2018 ISACHD (International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes sustained excellence in leadership and innovation through long-term dedication and contributions to, and achievements in, the care of adults with congenital heart disease.

The president of the ISACHD, Erwin Oechslin, said, “You have been an enormous force that has driven forward ACHD across the globe, in a powerful, yet caring, and elegant way. Your career has been illustrious and studded with achievements that have been inspirational to our community. Amongst these, most notably, has been your role in the 2008 ACC/AHA guidelines, your role in education in a multitude of international ACHD meetings, and your distinguished role at the Mayo Clinic. You have also established one of the foremost ACHD programs in the world in Rochester, and inspired the genesis of many others. Your striving for excellence has permeated into the practices of many ACHD cardiologists. In spite of all these Herculean achievements, you remain an endearing human being who is compassionate, thoughtful, and nurturing in ways that many generations of cardiologists will bear the fruit of.”

Dr. Warnes is a professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

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