The ANDREAS Reward is the first Polish award for outstanding achievements in the field of interventional cardiology - for overall activity or significant achievements in the year preceding its granting.
Its name was derived from the name of Andreas Gruntzig, who in 1977 was the first to perform percutaneous coronary angioplasty. Since 2006, the ANDREAS prize has been awarded during the Intervention Cardiology Workshops in Warsaw (WCCI).
We then entered a new era of revascularization. It was a breakthrough, because from that moment we stopped doing coronary angiography for cardiac surgeons and we started qualifying patients for percutaneous treatment.
Professor Robert Gil, the Head of the Cardiology Clinic of the Invasive Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration
The list of laureates
2006: Paweł Buszman, Robert J. Gil, Witold Rużyłło, Adam Witkowski, Krzysztof Żmudka
2007: Tomasz Siminiak
2008: Dariusz Dudek
2009: Marcin Demkow
2010: Piotr Pieniążek
2011: Jarosław Wójcik
2012: Maciej Lesiak
2013: Jacek Legutko, Jean Marco (F)
2014: Andrzej Ochała
2015: Wojciech Wojakowski, Goran Stankovic (SB)
2016: Marek Dąbrowski, Michael Haude (D), Ravi Nair (US), William Wijns (B)
2017: Ariel Finkelstein (IL), Eberhard Grube (D)
The Reward Committee:
Prof. Paweł Buszman, MD, PhD
Prof. Robert J. Gil, MD, PhD
Prof. Witold Rużyłło, MD, PhD
Prof. Adam Witkowski, MD, PhD
Prof. Krzysztof Żmudka, MD, PhD