UC CAI's Abbas Ardehali awarded the 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor
UC CAI awardee Dr. Abbas Ardehali, has been selected as a 2017 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. Dr. Ardehali is Director of the UCLA Heart, Lung, and Heart-Lung Transplant Programs and Professor of Surgery in the department of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCLA School of Medicine.
The Ellis Island Medal of Honor is presented to individuals whose accomplishments and dedication to their field inspire others. Awardees have demonstrated a life dedicated to community service while exemplifying integrity, passion, and honor to their heritage.