Dr. Saha is 2011 Lung Health Champion

(November 10, 2011)

Dr. Sibu Saha, a Professor of Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the University of Kentucky, has been chosen as the American Lung Association in Kentucky's 2011 Lung Health Champion because of his lifelong contributions to the fight against lung disease through an extensive career in thoracic surgery and research.

A volunter with the American Lung Association for more than 25 years, Dr. Saha has published over 100 articles, scientific exhibits and posters. His research interests include Atherosclerosis, Lung CA and Transmyocardial Revascularization with laser.

After a career in private practice, Dr. Saha joined the faculty of the UK College of Medicine in 2002 as a professor of Surgery. Dr. Saha maintains an active surgery schedule and also travels to Eastern Kentucky to conduct outreach clinics. He mentors surgical residents and medical students and currently serves as the chair of the Gill Heart Institute Director's Council. He has called Kentucky his home since 1976

Dr. Saha served with distinction on the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association of Kentucky from 1998-2002. During his tenure with the Board, Dr. Saha served in various leadership positions, including a term as President of the Medical Section of the Kentucky Thoracic Society. Dr. Saha has been a great supporter of the ALA and has touched many lives through his profession, philanthropy, and volunteerism.

Through his professional career and civic contributions, Dr. Saha epitomizes the American Lung Association's mission to improve lung health and prevent lung disease.

Lung Health Award 2011

ALA CEO Barry Gottschalk presenting 2011 Lung Health Champion Award to Dr. Sibu Saha for his 30+ year commitment to lung health in Kentucky, including 25 years of service to the American Lung Assoc