Programming - QCOR 2022 Scientific Sessions

Paul Dudley White International Scholars Award

The Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award recognizes authors that contributed to the highest ranked accepted abstract from each country that submitted abstracts to a scientific meeting. Dr. Paul Dudley White was one of the founders of the American Heart Association and championed global cardiovascular health strategies.

These are the 2022 Winners for QCOR:

2022 Paul Dudley White International Scholars
Country Author Block Publishing Title
Japan Akihiro Hirashiki, Kenichiro Nomoto, Manabu Kokubo, Atsuya Shimizu Effects Of Cardiac Rehabilitation After Discharge on Frailty and Balance in Elderly Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
United Arab Emirates Yosef Manla, Feras Bader, Oshin Kanwar, Firas Al Badarin Temporal Trends and Drivers of Growth in Heart Transplantation Volumes in A Globally Representative Sample
United Republic of Tanzania Bahati M. Wajanga, Christine Kim, Deodatus Mabula, Neema M. Kayange, John Bartlett, Brandon A. Knettel, Msabah Msabah, Jamal Msangi, Charles Muiruri 12 Months Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients Attending Outpatient Clinics in Tanzania
United States Raul A. Garcia, John A. Spertus, Saket Girotra, Bryan F. McNally, Khadijah Breathett, Marina Del Rios, Kevin F. Kennedy, Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, Comilla Sasson, Paul S. Chan Racial And Ethnic Differences in Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Witnessed Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

QCOR 2022 Programming Committee

Umesh Khot, MD

Committee Chair
Umesh Khot, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Emily O'Brien, PhD

Committee Vice-Chair
Emily O'Brien, PhD
Duke University, Durham, NC


Abdulla Damluji, MD, PhD, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Alexander Fanaroff, MD, MSc, University of Pennsylvania
Rohan Khera, MD, MS, Yale University
Colleen McIlvennan, PhD, DNP, University of Colorado
Rebecca Meraz, PhD, Baylor University
Puja Parikh, MD, MPH, Stony Brook University Medical Center
Kavita Radhakrishnan, BSN, PhD, The University of Texas Austin
Jennifer Rasmussen Winkler, MD, Baylor Scott White
Brittany Smalls, MHSc, PhD, University of Kentucky
Erica Spatz, MD, MS, Yale University
Fatima Stanford, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jason Wasfy, MD, MA, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kori Zachrison, MD, MS, Massachusetts General Hospital


Norrina Allen, PhD, MPH, Northwestern University
Ty Gluckman, MD, Providence Heart Institute
Donald Likosky, PhD, University of Michigan
Modele Ogunniyi, MD, MPH, Emory University
Abhishek Sharma, MD, State University of New York
William Weintraub, MD, MedStar Washington Hospital

Special Contributors

Vanessa Blumer, MD, Duke University
Stephen Greene, MD, Duke University
Adedapo Iluyomade, MD, Baptist Health
Ankur Kalra, MD, Indiana University
Robert Mentz, MD, Duke University
Oyere Onuma, MD, MSc, Yale University

Tracy Y. Wang, MD, MHS, MSc, FAHA

Tracy Y. Wang, MD, MHS, MSc, FAHA
Duke University

QCOR 2022 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Recipient

QCOR 2022 will center on six major themes:

  1. Quality improvement
  2. Outcomes research
  3. Healthcare policy
  4. Health equity
  5. Innovation
  6. Networking

Learning Objectives:

  1. The participant will be able to identify barriers to guideline adherence and describe current findings and gaps in implementation science on the effectiveness of various intervention strategies.

  2. The participant will be able to describe current knowledge on strategies to reduce social determinants of health, structural racism, and gender bias in care. Clinician participants will be able to implement strategies to self-reflect on patient interactions to improve health equity in the delivery of clinical care.

  3. The participant will be able to describe innovative ways to use health information technology, electronic medical records (EHR), and mobile health (mHealth) to facilitate cost-effective quality care.

  4. The participant will be able to explain the current science on shared decision-making and cardiovascular healthcare quality, and how to plan for, improve, and measure the shared decision-making process in their institutions.

  5. The participant will be able to identify unintended consequences of healthcare policies on major health outcomes and discuss ways to improve policymaking.