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Albert Starr

Albert Starr

American surgeon
Albert Starr
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Intro American surgeon
Is Surgeon Physician Cardiac surgeon Professor Educator
From United States of America
Type Academia Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 1 June 1926, New York City, New York, USA
Age 94 years
Star sign GeminiGemini
Columbia University
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Doctor of Medicine
Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award 2007
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Albert Starr (born June 1, 1926, in New York, New York) is an American cardiovascular surgeon, inventor of the Starr heart valve. Starr resides and practices in the Portland, Oregon area and is special adviser to OHSU Dean of Medicine Mark Richardson and OHSU President Joseph Robertson (OHSU) at Oregon Health and Science University.

He received his B.A. degree from Columbia College (now Columbia University) in 1946 and his M.D. degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1949. He then went on to do his internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his residency in general and thoracic surgery at the Bellevue and Presbyterian Hospitals of Columbia University. He was an assistant in surgeon at Columbia University until 1957, when he moved to Oregon—having been enticed, in part, by the Oregon Heart Association's promises to help fund his research and to take him salmon fishing. There he worked for the Crippled Children's Division at the University of Oregon Medical School (now the Oregon Health and Science University). Starr was an instructor in surgery when he met Lowell Edwards in September 1958. Starr has said of this meeting, "He was in his 60s and I was in my 30s, but there was no generation gap between us."

Starr helped invent the world's first durable artificial mitral valve and is credited with being a co-inventor of the world's first artificial heart valve in 1960.


1972: Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement
2007: Lasker Award
2015: Scientific Grand Prize of the Lefoulon-Delalande Fondation
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