Mark has been a true inspiration. Not only has he dedicated his life to academics and the education of others, he is considered by many of us to be the single greatest professional influence. Mark is a physician with ultimate integrity and a role model to live up to. He has established a legacy of physicians who have gone on to excel academically and clinically.
In the way he conducts himself in and out of his profession, Dr. Estes has created the model to be emulated in every aspect of life by those fortunate enough to have been trained by him. He is like no other and I have been fortunate enough to have been trained by him and have remained and will remain his student. For all this and for training a generation of electrophysiologists, I cannot thank him enough or pay him the tribute he so roundly deserves.
The loyalty Dr. Estes inspires in his trainees is exceeded only by the unending support he gives them.
I take great pleasure in being able to publicly thank Mark for his support and inspiration. I hope to emulate the way in which he comports himself both personally and professionally. The reflection of Mark's success is not only how he has helped advanced the field but also the success of those he has trained. I genuinely hope that each trainee and physician experience such mentorship at least once in their career.