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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

DeBakey Honored

MOSCOW -- Dr. Michael DeBakey, a renowned American cardiologist who consulted on then-President Boris Yeltsin's heart surgery in 1996, was named an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Tuesday.

Academy president Yury Osipov handed DeBakey a membership diploma at a ceremony in Moscow, saying the Houston surgeon was the first foreign physician to become a member of the academy, Interfax reported.