The American Heart Association's Distinguished Scientists are a prominent group of scientists and clinicians whose work has importantly advanced our understanding of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. This award was created over 10 years ago to recognize AHA/ASA members for significant, original and sustained scientific contributions that have advanced the association's mission "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." Recipients of this prestigious award are honored during the Opening Session at AHA Scientific Sessions.
Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center
UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.
Russell P. Tracy, PhD, FAHA
Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Biochemistry
Director, Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research
University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vt.