James “Red” Duke, M.D., UT Physicians surgeon and professor of surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, was one of four recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Houston Technology Center at its “A Celebration of Entrepreneurs” gala May 15 in Houston.
The annual black-tie event held by Texas’ largest technology incubator and honors local entrepreneurs who have made a significant impact in the Houston community, the region’s economy and in the development of revolutionary, disruptive technologies.
Dr. Duke received the award in the Life Sciences category as the result of his innovations in trauma, surgery, and Memorial Hermann Life Flight. The John B. Holmes Professor of Clinical Sciences, Dr. Duke also is the medical director and founder of Memorial Hermann Life Flight.
He graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where he also completed his internship in medicine and his general surgery residency. He completed a fellowship in NIH Division General Medical Sciences at Columbia University.
Lifetime Achievement Awards were also presented to Dr. Gernard Harris, CEO and Managing director of Vesalius Ventures; Morrie Abramson, president of Morrie K. Abramson Interests; and Dr. Robert Curl, professor emeritus of Rice University.
HTC’s focus is to assist Houston-based entrepreneurs in energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology, and NASA/aerospace.
The medical group practice of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (a part of UTHealth), UT Physicians offers the most advanced technologies with a personalized touch from its flagship location in the Texas Medical Center and at a growing number of clinics throughout the greater Houston area. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is a primary teaching hospital for UTHealth Medical School.