Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum is widely recognized as the "Father of Echocardiography" for pioneering the most widely used cardiac imaging technique in the world. He has been a leading scientist in this field for decades. Dr. Feigenbaum joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine where he serves as the director of non-invasive diagnostic cardiac laboratories.
Dr. Feigenbaum received his medical degree from Indiana University and following an internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, he returned to the Indiana University Medical Center to complete his residency. During his career, he has received awards and from numerous professional organizations. In 2000, the "Feigenbaum Lecture" was inaugurated at the American Society of Echocardiography annual meeting. In 2004, he received the Primio Mantevergine Award as "Father of Modern Echocardiography" in Naples, Italy and also was the recipient of the Pioneer Award from the Mayo Clinic for the development of echocardiography.
Dr. Feigenbaum is the editor of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography and also was made a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association, which is the highest award the organization presents. He was the founder and past president of the American Society of Echocardiography.
Additional contributions that Dr. Feigenbaum has made to the medical profession include training many early pioneers and the first cardiac sonographers, organizing the first and numerous other courses in echocardiography, and writing the first and leading textbook with multiple editions and translations.