Lasala Receives 2024 Miami Valves Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. John Lasala, Professor of Medicine and Director, Structural Heart Disease in the Cardiovascular Division, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Miami Valves annual international structural cardiology conference hosted by the International Medicine Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Lasala was honored for his research, clinical and teaching accomplishments. 

He gave a presentation on his 34-year career, “From Utility Baseball Player to Structural Interventionalist: A Life’s Journey,” adding that he still enjoys sports and is a consultant to the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams.

“Miami Valves is a great way to catch up on what’s happening with valvular disease,” he added. “It’s large enough to get the latest information yet small enough that you can talk individually with other professionals.” 

Congratulations to Dr. Lasala on this well-deserved recognition!