Albert Starr’s surgical prowess has taken him from the front lines of the Korean War to the sparkling streets of 1970’s Paris, but Portland has long been home to both his personal and professional pursuits. He founded the Albert Starr Academic Center in Portland that attracts top talent to the region, and has left an indelible mark on generations of doctors and patients in the Northwest.
We’ll speak to Albert Starr about his lifetime of work, including how his namesake valve has evolved over time, and hear from researchers at the forefront of cardiology’s future about innovations yet to come.
How have changes in cardiology affected quality of life for you, or people you know? What do you want to know from Albert Starr?