Celebrating Successes

2019 Lifetime Achievement

07/14/2020

2019 Lifetime Achievement

Authoring more than 280 peer-review publications, two textbooks, and receiving many awards for his years of orthopaedic research, Joe Iannotti, MD, PhD, Interim CEO & President, Cleveland Clinic Weston is a prolific innovator.


2019 Outstanding Innovation in Medical Device

07/14/2020

2019 Outstanding Innovation in Medical Device

Amit Bhatt, MD, is a Cleveland Clinic endoscopist with a focus in Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD). A well-known innovator and frequent submitter to our office, Dr. Bhatt previously licensed his technology to major medical device manufacturer, Medtronic. Due to this successful license, Dr. Bhatt was honored at the 2019 Innovator Awards Reception for Outstanding Innovation in Medical Device.


2019 Outstanding Innovation in Health Information Technology

07/14/2020

2019 Outstanding Innovation in Health Information Technology

Upon recognizing that new era head-mounted display (HMD) technology in augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) could help address unmet needs in minimally-invasive surgical visualization, researchers Karl West, Director, Medical Device Solutions, and Jeffrey Yanof, PhD, Senior Principal Research Engineer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Lerner Research Institute began exploring the application.


2019 Outstanding Innovation in Delivery Solutions

06/30/2020

2019 Outstanding Innovation in Delivery Solutions

R.E.D.E.® to Communicate is the relationship-centered communication model taught to all physicians, nurses, and advanced practice providers at Cleveland Clinic. While the program itself is not new, the success the R.E.D.E program saw in 2019 led the team behind it, Adrienne Boissy, MD, Amy Windover, PhD, and Katie Neuendorf, MD, to be recognized at the 2019 Innovator Awards Reception for Outstanding Innovation in Delivery Solutions. 


2019 Outstanding Innovation in Therapeutics & Diagnostics

06/30/2020

2019 Outstanding Innovation in Therapeutics & Diagnostics

Reinventing prostate cancer care at Cleveland Clinic, Steve Huang, MD, PhD, is taking the term “nuclear medicine” out of science fiction novels and applying it to real-life oncologic problems. In his lab, Dr. Huang is exploring the use of prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) tracers in positron emission tomography (PET).


2019 Hickey Innovation Impact Award

06/30/2020

2019 Hickey Innovation Impact Award

Sean Nagel, MD, is a Cleveland Clinic neurosurgeon with a particular interest in normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) – a condition in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) accumulates in the ventricles of the brain. NPH manifests itself in symptoms such as dementia, gait disorders, and incontinence – often incorrectly contributed to old age.


2019 Young Innovator: Usman Ahmad, MD

04/09/2020

2019 Young Innovator: Usman Ahmad, MD

In 2019, Usman Ahmad, MD, of the Heart Vascular and Thoracic Institute, was recognized as Cleveland Clinic Innovations’ Young Innovator during the annual awards reception. This thoracic surgeon was honored for his work on ThoraStim – a temporary, minimally-invasive neurostimulation system for opioid-free, post-operative cardiac pain management. 


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