From left: Dr. Julio Palmaz, 2014 award recipient Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, BioMed SA Chair Ken Trevett, and President Ann Stevens. Photo by Joel Spring.

Dr. Cigarroa Comes Home to Accept Palmaz Award

Last night in a crowded room at the Vista at Valero, the who’s who of San Antonio’s leadership, bioscience, and medical community gathered to honor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa, a South Texas native and local San Antonio leader, with the ninth annual Julio Palmaz Award for his work in bioscience and biomedical education.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Courtesy photo.

Pediatric Transplant Surgeon to Accept 2014 Palmaz Award

Each year in September, the bioscience and medical community of San Antonio gathers together to honor a major leader in their field with the prestigious Julio Palmaz Award. The award is presented by BioMed SA, a nonprofit born out the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s 2005 Economic Outlook Conference as a way to promote a sector of the city’s economy that employs 1/6th of the population and has an economic impact of more than $30 billion dollars.