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Sarah and Joe Kiani

Sarah and Joe Kiani

Joe and Sarah Kiani got the Anti-Defamation League’s Humanitarian Award at a dinner and program Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Kiani is founder and Chief Executive of device maker Masimo Corp. in Irvine.

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He came to the U.S. from Iran at age nine, graduated high school at 15 and earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering at age 22, a spokesperson said.

Joe is founder of the Patient Safety Movement that works to reduce preventable patient death in U.S. hospitals. Sarah is a board member of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition.

Their global efforts focus on medical, education, and standard-of-living issues and have included helping hospitals and medical personnel in more than a dozen countries on three continents in projects from safer surgery, cleft palate reconstruction, and pneumonia treatment to building schools.

The Humanitarian Award from the 104-year-old civil rights group recognizes leadership in one’s profession and philanthropic and civic contributions

Masimo Corp. had net income of $301 million on revenue of $695 million last year and traded recently at a $4.5 billion market cap.