ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Cindy Grines, MD ’80, FACC, FSCAI
’80, a leading
asked about her
training at Ohio
State, she gets
to the heart of
“I had several mentors, including
[the late] ‘Charlie’ Wooley [who
established the Ohio State Cardiology
Catheterization Laboratory], and he was
extremely knowledgeable and very
demanding of us students.
“I remember being so afraid of him
that I spent several hours every night
studying cardiology. During morning
rounds, he fired numerous questions
at the team. The interns and residents
were silent, but when he turned to me
I knew the answers! I realized then, if I
trained hard, I could excel.”
And so she did, going on to initiate
and design the Primary Angioplasty in
Myocardial Infarction (PAMI) studies,
which revolutionized the treatment and
management of heart attack patients.
Today she is vice president for
Academic and Clinical Affairs at Detroit
Medical Center Heart Hospital and
professor of medicine at Wayne State
University. She is also editor-in-chief of
the Journal of Interventional Cardiology
and serves on the editorial boards of
many leading medical journals, in addition
to co-editing several medical handbooks.
In early August 2016, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Alumni Society honored five distinguished alumni with
four awards recognizing excellence in both the teaching and practice of medicine: the Alumni Achievement Award, the
Faculty Teaching Award, the Early Career Achievement Award and the Alumni Service Award.
We’re excited to share our award winners’ personal stories below.
Christopher Ellison, MD and Mary Pat Borgess, MD present the alumni awards.