Crystal Heart Achievement Award





The recipient has dedicated his life to the care of the cardiovascular surgical patient and has throughout his life, innovated and advanced the practice of cardiovascular surgery and extracorporeal technologies. The recipient's reputation as a clinician, researcher and teacher is above reproach and he has touched the lives of many with humility and compassion. His reputation for inclusion and recognition of all those who have supported him in his journey to success has led him to share this success with them. It is for these reasons that Perfusion International and the planning committee of The New Orleans Conference hereby award the 2017 Crystal Heart Lifetime Achievement Award to Bud Frazier, MD.