Awarded to an alumnus or alumna whose professional accomplishments and achievements are exceptionally noteworthy and distinctive in his/her profession.
As an undergraduate, Peter Manning majored in biology and was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was active with Phi Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma, and intramurals.
After graduating from Bucknell, he earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan. He then completed a residency in general surgery followed by pediatric surgery and then cardiothoracic surgery.
In 1996, he became the director of cardiothoracic surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His primary clinical focus is on the correction of cardiac defects in newborns and the management of complex, single-ventricle heart defects. He has led the reorganization of the Heart Center at Children's Hospital to combine the talents of many cardiac, medical, and surgical specialists working together as a cohesive team along with nurses, technical and support staff, and administration. The unit also performs heart transplants on children, in one case as young as 10 days old.
He also led a team that created "The Heart Center Encyclopedia," a comprehensive, animated, web-based information source about pediatric cardiac disorders and available treatment options. The user-friendly website helps parents without medical background to better understand and make more informed medical decisions for their children.
It is with great pleasure that the Bucknell Alumni Association honors Kunitake Ando, with its Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Chosen Profession.