André Frederic Cournand

Cournand, André Frederic


Born Sept. 24, 1895, in Paris. American physician and physiologist. Of French origin.

In 1930, Cournand graduated from the faculty of medicine of the University of Paris, moving to New York that same year. In 1951 he began teaching in the medical school of Columbia University. For his work in developing and perfecting a method for the clinical diagnosis of cardiac defects, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1956, together with W. Forssman and D. Richards.