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Dr. Beth Ripley perform a check on a 3D printed model.
Dr. Beth Ripley and Brian Strzelecki perform a quality check on a 3D printed model of a kidney. Photo via Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Center for Cardiovascular Innovation recently received a nomination for Seattle Business’ Leaders in Health Care Awards.

Division of Cardiology Research Scientist Dmitry Levin, and VA Puget Sound Radiologist Dr. Beth Ripley have been nominated for Seattle Business’ Leaders in Health Care Award. 

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Research Scientist Dmitry Levin working on a 3D model.

The nomination set forward by UW School of Medicine Dean Paul Ramsey recognizes the Center for Cardiovascular Innovation’s (CCVI) groundbreaking 3-D printing work of 1:1 patient organs. The prints rendered via industry leading 3-D printers allow for physicians and researchers alike to physically interact with one’s organs within a few hours, helping them identify key points of interest and test various devices prior to performing procedures.

Every year, Seattle Business magazine honors the individuals and organizations who are advancing Washington’s health industry. These pioneers are invited to an awards gala, where the winners are announced to be featured in a future Seattle Business issue.

We’d like to congratulate Levin and Ripley on this nomination and will continue to support their tremendous work.