Dr. John G. Webb
We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award is Dr. John G. Webb!
Dr. Webb epitomizes this accolade which recognizes excellence in clinical practice, education, research or leadership within the discipline of interventional cardiology.
Dr. Webb is Director of Interventional Cardiology at St. Paul ’s Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., and the McLeod Professor of Heart Valve Intervention at UBC. The position was created for him in recognition of his leadership in the field.
His current focus is to help develop transcatheter valve therapies as a safe, effective and efficient option for most patients with aortic, pulmonary, tricuspid, mitral and prosthetic valve diseases. Over his career he has distinguished himself by performing “first in man” percutaneous evaluations of numerous modern cardiac devices, several of which have revolutionized the way we treat coronary artery disease. When he turned his attention to the novel treatment of mitral valve disease, he rapidly became recognized as one of the international leaders in that field as well.
Dr. Webb has approximately 400 publications to his credit, leading to the publication of chapters in textbooks on interventional cardiology. This year, he was on the Thomson Reuters list of the top 1% of researchers most cited in their field. Other honours in 2014 include the UBC Killam Research Prize in Science, and the Innovation and Achievement Award from Lifesciences B.C.
With all of his achievements, Dr. Webb is also known for nurturing other clinicians. He is widely sought after for his proctoring skills, and his calm and quiet encouragement to physicians performing new procedures is highly valued.
Colleagues suggest that the originality of his work, and the associated published research, has the potential to revolutionize how cardiovascular intervention and surgery will be practiced around the world, now and well into the future.
Sincere congratulations Dr. Webb from the entire CAIC-ACCI community!