2019 Hero with Heart Awardee
Scott Luhmann, MD.
Heartworks St. Louis is pleased to honor Scott Luhmann, MD. Dr. Luhmann is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, and Chief of Staff, Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Louis.
Dr. Luhmann received his medical doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, and completed his fellowship training in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Washington University School of Medicine and Shriners Hospital for Children.
Dr. Luhmann specializes in pediatric and adolescent orthopaedic surgery, with special expertise in pediatric spinal deformities and spinal reconstructive surgery, and congenital, neuromuscular and early-onset scoliosis and nonsurgical and surgical treatment of the growing spine.
2019 Distinguished Research Award
Steven Bassnett, Ph.D
Heartworks St. Louis is pleased to present the Distinguished Research Award to Steven Bassnett, Ph.D. Dr. Bassnett is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of East Anglia in England.
Dr. Bassnett's research interests concern the biology of the eye lens and the mechanisms that coordinate the growth of ocular tissues to ensure a sharply focused retinal image. Dr. Bassnett has received numerous research grants in support of his studies, including a grant from The Marfan Foundation, and currently serves on the National Advisory Eye Council of the National Institutes of Health.
The Marfan Foundation creates a brighter future for everyone affected by Marfan syndrome and related conditions. Marfan syndrome is a chronic and progressive genetic condition that affects the body's connective tissue. There are also several conditions related to Marfan syndrome with similar physical symptoms.
We will not rest until we’ve achieved victory— a world in which everyone with Marfan syndrome or a related condition receives a proper diagnosis, gets the necessary treatment, and lives a long and full life.
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