This annual research retreat brings together more than 200 physicians, nurses, scientists and trainees from MaineHealth for a two day-long, multi-disciplinary, biomedical research symposium. The event gives basic and clinical researchers – and those who support them – the opportunity to catch up on each other’s work, to ask questions, to create new collaborations, and to discuss research in more depth.
MaineHealth’s research retreat is named in honor of Costas T. Lambrew, MD. The naming recognizes the many contributions of Dr. Lambrew to the academic mission and culture at MMC over his decades of service.
Dr. Lambrew (known to colleagues as “Gus”) worked at Maine Medical Center (MMC) from 1977 until he retired as Chief of Cardiology in 2004. Dr. Lambrew began at MMC as a Physician Educator in Emergency Medicine, followed by positions as VP of Health Affairs; Director, Division of Cardiology and CICU; and finally Chief of Cardiology.
Among his many achievements while at Maine Medical Center, Dr. Lambrew led a highly successful Cardiology fellowship program which trained many of the cardiology attending physicians working at MMC and MaineHealth today. He also brought nationally recognized thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (“clot buster”) trials to MMC, which advanced care for patients with acute heart attacks and launched the modern era of clinical research at MMC. Dr. Lambrew died on December 12, 2019 at the age of 87, after a full and meaningful life.