Dr. Blair Grubb of The University of Toledo Medical Center has been recognized as the “Doctor of the Decade.”
Grubb was awarded the Medical Professional of the Decade Award from the British Heart Rhythm Society and Arrhythmia Alliance in Birmingham, England, on Oct. 5.Grubb, director of Electrophysiology Services at UTMC and Distinguished University Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, is one of the only non-British subjects to have received recognition from these organizations.
“It is gratifying to know that my work has had an impact far beyond the confines of Toledo or Ohio or the United States,” Grubb said. “My work has helped medical professionals everywhere better understand and treat autonomic disorders and has helped better the lives of untold millions of people who suffer from these disorders all over the world.”
The British Heart Rhythm Society and Arrhythmia Alliance are the largest in the United Kingdom to deal with heart rhythm and autonomic disorders. The award was presented by Dr. John Camm, the UK’s leading cardiologist who has treated the Queen of England.
“This individual is described as having a dignified and quiet demeanor who demonstrates compassion, humility, patience and thoughtfulness in his interactions with staff, colleagues, medical students and patients,” Camm said when he presented the award to Grubb. “He is the quintessential gentleman and scholar.”
Grubb said it is rewarding to know that he has helped give birth to an entire new field of medicine: autonomics.
“I am proud to have made The University of Toledo one of the world’s leading centers for this emerging field of medicine,” he said.
In July, Dysautonomia International presented Grubb with the 2015 Physician of the Year Award.