October 23-26 | Moscone Center | San Francisco, CA

TCT Career Achievement Award

For significant contributions to the field of interventional cardiology and transforming patient care through career endeavors, research pursuits, and mentorship of others.

Stuart J. Pocock, PhD

Department of Medical Statistics
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Join Us for the Award Presentation at TCT 2023

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
10:45 AM
Innovation & Clinical Science Theater, Hall B
Exhibition Level, Moscone South

“We couldn’t be more honored to bestow this award upon Stuart. Throughout his career, he has championed the importance of properly designed and executed clinical trials, especially in the field of interventional cardiology, helping to establish it as an academically focused, data-driven field.”

— Gary S. Mintz, MD, TCT Program Director 

Congratulations to Professor Stuart Pocock!

Professor Stuart Pocock is a behind-the-scenes giant in bringing lifesaving and quality-of-life-enhancing therapies to individuals with cardiovascular disease. As a professor of medical statistics for more than three decades at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, he uses his statistical and methodological expertise to bring forth the evidence for (or against, when relevant) cutting-edge technologies in interventional cardiovascular medicine and heart failure. Through his innovative statistical approaches, Professor Pocock’s work has provided vital, data-driven insights for clinicians to use in their daily practice and made immeasurable contributions to the body of evidence-based literature in cardiology.

His primary research interests center around major clinical trials in cardiology, focusing on methodological developments and applied collaboration; he is also interested in observational epidemiology, particularly pharmaco-epidemiology. Professor Pocock earned his PhD and MSc in medical statistics at London University, and his BSc in mathematics at Cambridge University.

Currently, Professor Pocock, along with his colleagues, directs a statistical center for the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of major clinical trials, chiefly in cardiovascular diseases. A frequent lecturer on a variety of clinical trial topics, he is also a consulting expert statistician for a wide range of clinical trials and serves as a statistical member of many trial data-monitoring and steering committees. He is proud of his ongoing international collaborations with, among others, the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, in Madrid; and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York. He is the author of a popular textbook, “Clinical Trials: A Practical Approach,” and more than 600 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

His intent has been to optimize the scientific collaboration between statisticians and cardiologists/researchers, always ensuring that complexities are clearly explained. His wisdom, teaching, and leadership have guided many students, fellows, and colleagues in both statistics and medicine to undertake successful careers in medical research.

Previous Winners of the TCT Career Achievement Award

Honoring pioneers in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

2022: Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD
2019: Robert O. Bonow, MD, MS
2018: Bram D. Zuckerman, MD
2017: Elazer Edelman, MD, PhD
2016: Runlin Gao, MD
2015: John E. Abele
2014: Michael J. Mack, MD
2013: Andreas Gruentzig, MD
2012: Renu Virmani, MD
2011: Eric J. Topol, MD
2010: Alain G. Cribier, MD
2009: Spencer B. King III, MD
2008: Seung-Jung Park, MD

2007: Barry T. Katzen, MD
2006: Paul Yock, MD
2005: James T. Willerson, MD
2004: Eugene Braunwald, MD
2003: J. Eduardo M.R. Sousa, MD, PhD
2002: William W. O’Neill, MD
2000: Donald S. Baim, MD
1999: Julio C. Palmaz, MD
1998: Antonio Colombo, MD
1997: John B. Simpson, PhD, MD
1996: Patrick W. Serruys, MD, PhD
1995: David R. Holmes, Jr, MD
1994: Geoffrey O. Hartzler, MD

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