We are extremely proud to announce that this year’s AAMI Foundation's Laufman-Greatbatch award has been presented to Dr. Jitendar Sharma, Editor of GlobalCE Journal, who helped advance health technology manufacturing in India during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Jitendar Sharma, managing Director and CEO, Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ), Executive Director of Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT), adjunct faculty at University of Adelaide, Australia, and program Director for Health Technology Assessment fellowships in India.

A photo portrait of Dr. Sharma.

AAMI’s prestigious award is named after two pioneers in the field—Harold Laufman, MD, and Wilson Greatbatch, PhD. It honors an individual or group that has made a unique and significant contribution to the advancement of healthcare technology and systems, service, patient care, or patient safety.