Each year the SABM President’s Award and the Kathleen J. Sazama Award is presented to esteemed members of the Patient Blood Management community.
The SABM President’s Award is presented annually at the Society’s Annual Meeting in recognition of those who have made outstanding medical, scientific and/or educational contributions to patient blood management and that have contributed to the public good in the area of blood safety and the reduction of unnecessary transfusions.
Arthur W. Bracey, Jr., MD, is chief of Clinical Pathology at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA, professor of Pathology and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, assistant and associate professorships at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and medical director of Transfusion Services at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital. Among his many other accomplishments is having previously served as president of SABM. Dr. Bracey has written or contributed to over 60 peer reviewed articles in transfusion medicine practice and peri operative coagulation disorders. He takes great pride in mentoring and teaching transfusion-free methods.
The SABM President’s Award is presented annually at the SABM Annual Meeting in recognition of those who have made outstanding medical, scientific and/or educational contributions to patient blood management and that have contributed to the public good in the area of blood safety and the reduction of unnecessary transfusions. Sherri Ozawa, RN, presented the award to Dr Bracey.
Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FASA
Professor Hans Gombotz
Victor Ferraris, MD
Prof. Jacques Lacroix
John Freedman, MD
Richard B. Weiskopf, MD
Lawrence Goodnough, MD
Sharon Vernon, RN
Richard K. Spence, MD
John W. Adamson, MD
Professor Justo Medrano
James Isbister, MD
Konrad Messmer, MD
Harvey J. Alter, MD
Michael Busch, MD and Steven Kleinman, MD
The Honorable Horace Krever
Denton Cooley, MD
Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
This award is created In recognition of Dr. Sazama’s bold insights in the field of medical ethics, her selfless dedication to the fostering of individual growth, her steadfast and responsible stewardship through change, and her tireless leadership in the field of patient blood management.
The recipient will have:
Steven M. Frank, MD, FAAP, is a professor, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Vascular, Thoracic, Transplant Anesthesia. He also serves as medical director for the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program and director of the Interdisciplinary Blood Management Program and of Perioperative Blood Management Services at Johns Hopkins; Dr. Frank has served on the board of directors for SABM. His research is focused on methods to improve blood utilization, blood conservation and bloodless medicine and surgery. His expertise is instrumental for patients who seek the very best healthcare, without the use of blood or blood products.
The Sazama award was created in recognition of Dr. Sazama’s bold insights in the field of medical ethics, her selfless dedication to individual growth, her steadfast and responsible leadership through change and the field of blood management. Dr. Frank exemplifies these high standards and demonstrates his commitment to patient rights, as he selflessly serves for the well-being of the patient. He demonstrates consistent dedication to progress in the field of patient blood management.
Irwin Gross, MD
Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FASA
Sherri Ozawa, RN
Nathaniel Isonguyo Usoro, MD
Scott A. Scheinin, MD
Lawrence Tim Goodnough, MD
Kathleen J. Sazama, MD