This prestigious award takes into consideration individuals from across all medtech sectors who have continuously displayed commitment, promoted progress and were a catalyst for positive change in the medtech industry. Previous recipients include Edward Ludwig (2021), Ron Dollens (2020), Cathy Burzik (2019), Vernon Loucks, Jr. (2018), Jack Wareham (2017), John Abele and Peter Nicholas (2016), Dr. Thomas Fogarty (2015), Earl Bakken (2014); and John Brown (2013).

Eligibility

Eligible candidates shall have been retired from their day-to-day medtech industry responsibilities (and no longer be serving as the board chair for their tenured employer) for at least one full calendar year – i.e., on or by December 31, 2020 to be considered for the 2022 award year.

Nomination Process for 2022

Award Criteria

Nominees for AdvaMed’s Lifetime Achievement Award should be outstanding individuals who have made significant and prolonged contributions to the medical technology industry. Eligible candidates shall have been retired from their day-to-day medtech industry responsibilities (and no longer be serving as the board chair for their signature employer) for at least one full calendar year.

When voting, The AdvaMed Selection Committee will assess and weigh the following criteria:

  1. Years of sustained industry leadership
  2. Impact on patient care
  3. Commitment to mentoring and career development
  4. Actions that have led to the introduction and promotion of medtech innovation
  5. Significant role in medical discovery/commercialization
  6. History of Entrepreneurship and/or supporting entrepreneurship
  7. Actively engaged in medtech capital formation/venture capital or support for medtech ecosystem
  8. Effective advocate for sound legislation, regulation and public awareness of medical technology
  9. Philanthropy, community service, community leadership

Previous Recipients

Edward Ludwig, 2021 Recipient
Ronald Dollens, 2020 Recipient
Cathy Burzik, 2019 Recipient
Vernon Loucks Jr., 2018 Recipient
Jack Wareham, 2017 Recipient
John Abele, 2016 Co-Recipient
Peter Nicholas, 2016 Co-Recipient
Dr. Thomas Fogarty, 2015 Recipient
Earl Bakken, 2014 Recipient
John Brown, 2013 Recipient