The 2017-2018 Outstanding Contributions in Research Committee, chaired by Dr. Jeffrey G. Jarvik selected Thomas A. Tomsick, MD, from The University Hospital/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio as the 2018 recipient of The Foundation of the ASNR Outstanding Contributions in Research Award
Dr. Tomsick is a world-renowned interventional neuroradiologist and a recognized leader in stroke research. His extensive research includes participation in multiple studies of methods and devices for treatment of aneurysms, vascular malformations, and stroke. He is a true visionary and first described a device and method for nitiniol coil removal of clot in acute ischemic stroke in April 1993. He was the Principal Investigator for the Cordis Neurovascular nBCA Trial for Pre-Surgical Treatment of brain AVM 1997-2001.
Interestingly, Dr. Tomsick was the Cleveland Indians’ bullpen catcher for the years 1964-1966 and he has written a book “Strike Three! My Years in the Pen” accounting his stint as a bullpen catcher.
Dr. Thomas will receive his award during the ASNR President’s Appreciation Dinner, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel during the ASNR 56th Annual Meeting, June 2-7, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East in Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA.