Sibu and Becky Saha are longtime benefactors of the University of Kentucky. In 2010, they made a very special gift through the Saha Foundation for Cardiovascular Research and Education to establish the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center Fund. This endowment will substantially add to the Cardiovascular Research Center's resources, bolstering the exceptional efforts of UK's physician-scientists and researchers to better understand and seek cures for cardiovascular disease.
For nearly 35 years, Sibu and Becky Saha have considered Lexington their home. True to Saha family tradition, they remain steadfast in their community involvement and generous philanthropy. They share a particular passion for scientific research and education that will most certainly improve the lives of all Kentuckians.
Following a distinguished career in private practice, Dr. Saha joined the faculty of the UK College of Medicine in 2002 as professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. In addition to an active surgery schedule, Dr. Saha conducts outreach clinics in several rural communities in Eastern Kentucky. He is an avid mentor to surgical residents and medical students and also currently serves as the chair of the Gill Heart Institute Director's Council.
Becky Saha is past president of Friends of the Arboretum. During her tenure as president, Friends of the Arboretum launched a major campaign to establish the Kentucky Children's Garden, which opened in 2011.
In celebration of this gift and in appreciation of their longstanding commitment to cardiovascular research and education, the Cardiovascular Research Center was officially renamed the Dr. Sibu and Becky Saha Cardiovascular Research Center.