Alumnus Forrest Adams, M.D., receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Jakub Tolar, M.D., Ph.D., the Medical School’s executive vice dean, presents 97-year-old  Forrest Adams, M.D., with his award.

Jakub Tolar, M.D., Ph.D., the Medical School’s executive vice dean, presents 97-year-old Forrest Adams, M.D., with his award. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker Photography)

Forrest Adams, ’43 M.D., has been named a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents for his pioneering contributions to pediatric cardiology. A respected leader whose research, teaching, and service have had lasting impact, Adams performed the first heart catheterization on a newborn, founded UCLA’s Division of Pediatric Cardiology, and coauthored Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, used by specialists in the field worldwide and considered the gold standard for pediatric cardiology textbooks. Adams received the award, among the University’s highest honors, on February 3 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

To learn more about Adams’ influential research and practice, visit z.umn.edu/adamsaward.

Published on March 28, 2017