Laennec Master Clinician Award

Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology

Award Application Window: April 15–August 16, 2020 at 6 p.m. (Central Time)

The Laennec Master Clinician Award provides special recognition of an individual's lifetime achievement in patient care and teaching in cardiology. The award recognizes a senior clinician with a lifetime of outstanding contributions to teaching and patient care in cardiovascular disease; exceptional insight in correlating the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease with clinical findings at the bedside; national and international recognition of expertise in the signs, symptoms, and pathophysiology in an important area of cardiovascular disease; and national and international recognition in the application of diagnostic technology in patient care and teaching in cardiology.

The Council on Clinical Cardiology Laennec Post-Graduate Education Committee will select an honoree. The honoree will be honored at the Clinical Cardiology Dinner at Scientific Sessions in November.

Award Recipients

  • 2020 Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA
  • 2019 Thomas M. Bashore, MD, FAHA
  • 2018 Mark Drazner, MD, MSc, FAHA
  • 2017 C. A. Sivaram, MD, MBBS
  • 2016 Elyse Foster, MD, FAHA
  • 2015 Carol A. Warnes, MD
  • 2014 James (Jim) Chen-tson Fang, MD, FAHA
  • 2013 Ken Rosenfield, MD, MSc, FAHA
  • 2012 Eric Williams, MD
  • 2011 Patrick O’Gara, MD, FAHA
  • 2010 William C. Little, MD
  • 2009 Peter Yurchak, MD (posthumous)
  • 2008 Kenneth Baughman, MD
  • 2007 Gabriel Gregoratos, MD, FAHA
  • 2006 Sharon A. Hunt, MD
  • 2005 Frank Marcus, MD, FAHA
  • 2004 Celia Oakley, MD
  • 2003 Roman DeSanctis, MD
  • 2002 J. Ward Kennedy, MD
  • 2001 William W. Parmley, MD
  • 2000 HJC Swan, MD
  • 1999 Melvin D. Cheitlin, MD, FAHA
  • 1998 Michael S. Gordon, MD
  • 1997 J. Michael Criley, MD, FAHA
  • 1996 Ralph Shabetai, MD
  • 1995 J. Willis Hurst, MD
  • 1994 Nobel Fowler, MD

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