Dr. Hugh Allen, pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, was presented with the Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Founders Award from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). Allen received the prestigious accolade during ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions.
The biennial award recognizes continued major scholarly contribution to the field of pediatric echocardiography. Allen was instrumental in the development of the field and was involved in the early days of interventional catheterization.
“I am honored to receive this award,” said Allen, who is also a professor of pediatrics-cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine. “Throughout my career, I have seen tremendous and life-saving advancements in the way we diagnose and treat pediatric heart defects.”
Allen’s academic impact within pediatric cardiology includes his role as lead editor for the last three editions of the textbook “Moss & Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Including the Fetus and Young Adult,” which represents the most important pediatric cardiology textbook available. Most recently, Allen has made major contributions in the field of neuromuscular diseases and their effects of the heart, and has received multiple grants related to his work in this field.
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