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Frederick J. Schoen, MD, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital


Frederick J. Schoen, MD, PhD


The Technology, Innovation & Development Award recognizes an individual or team who provided key scientific and technical innovation and leadership in a novel product in which biomaterials played an important and enabling role. Dr. Schoen has contributed over a 40+ year career to the evolution of mechanical and biological heart valve substitutes through the science and engineering of biomaterials coupled with sound pathological principles and practice. Dr. Schoen is currently Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School; and Director of Cardiac Pathology and Executive Vice-Chairman in the Department of Pathology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is Director of the BWH Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) Technology Innovation Program and BWH liaison to (Site Miner for) the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT).