Council Named Lecturers


Council Named Lectures feature presentations from some of today’s foremost clinicians and researchers as well as those with a lifetime of contributions to the field of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The lecture is often named in honor of a pioneer and leader in the field related to one of the AHA’s 16 scientific councils.

These lectures are presented at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions and Specialty Meetings. Honorees are selected by the council leadership and are invited to present a lecture on a topic of their choice.

2023 AHA Council Named Lecturers

3CPR Mid-Career Award and Lecturer

Brian Grunau
Brian Grunau, MD, MHSc
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Alexander S. Nadas Lecture

Angela Sharkey
Angela Sharkey, MD, FAAP
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Ancel Keys Memorial Lecturer

George Howard
George Howard, DrPH, FAHA
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Charles T. Dotter Memorial Lecturer

Constantino Pena

Constantino S. Pena, MD, FAHA, FSIR, FSCCT
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami, FL

Dickinson W. Richards Memorial Lecturer

Evangelos Michelakis
Evangelos Michelakis, MD, FAHA, FACC
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

George E. Brown Memorial Lecturer

Ronglih Liao
Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

George Lyman Duff Memorial Lecturer

Ann Marie Schmidt

Ann Marie Schmidt, MD
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY


GPM/EPI Mid-Career Research Award Lecturer

Nathan Stitziel
Nathan O. Stitziel, MD, PhD, FAHA
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO

James B. Herrick Award Lecturer

Patrick O'Gara
Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC, FAHA, FESC
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Katharine A. Lembright Award Lecturer

Nancy Redeker
Nancy Schmieder Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
University of Connecticut, School of Nursing
Storrs, CT

Kathleen A. Dracup Lecturer

Cheryl Himmelfarb
Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAHA
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Baltimore, MD

Kenneth D. Bloch Memorial Lecture in Vascular Biology Lecturer

Marlene Rabinovitch
Marlene Rabinovitch, MD, FAHA
Children’s Heart Center at Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Laennec/Clinician Educator Lecturer

Sharonne Hayes
Sharonne N. Hayes, MD, FAHA
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Robert I. Levy Memorial Lecturer

Vasan Ramachadran
Vasan Ramachandran, MD, FAHA
University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Russell Ross Memorial Lectureship in Vascular Biology Lecturer

Lars Maegdefessel
Lars Maegdefessel, MD, PhD
Technical University School of Medicine
Munich, Germany

Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis Lecturer

Joseph Italiano
Joseph E. Italiano, Jr., PhD
Boston’s Children Hospital
Boston, MA

Stroke Council Award Lecturer

Patrick Lyden
Patrick D. Lyden, MD, FAHA
USC Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Thomas Smith Memorial Lecturer

Joseph Hill
Joseph A. Hill, MD, PhD, FAHA
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

William J Rashkind Memorial Lecturer

Suzanne Roske
Suzanne Roske
Vamonos Executive Coaching LLC
Arlington, VA

William W. L. Glenn Lecturer

Marc Ruel
Marc Ruel, MD, MPH, FAHA, FRCSC
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, ON

Scientific Sessions 2024

Scientific Sessions: November 16–18, 2024
McCormick Place Convention Center | Chicago, Illinois