Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Congressional Gold Medal
Issued in 2007
Features an anatomical heart placed prominently over a globe, representing Dr. DeBakey’s teachings on cardiovascular procedures to surgeons around the world. The heart is encircled by a ribbon with an inscribed quote by Dr. DeBakey.
Depicts Dr. DeBakey in full scrubs with a surgery team in the background.
This medal was struck to honor Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. for his many outstanding contributions as a heart surgeon to the Nation.