Council on Clinical Cardiology Distinguished Achievement Award

Award Application Window: April 15–June 19, 2020 at 8 p.m. (Central Time)

The scientific councils’ Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the affairs of a scientific council over a continuing period, and who have made substantial professional contributions to the field represented by the council.

  • Contributions to new knowledge in the field
  • Contributions to teaching and/or clinical care in the field
  • Professional leadership in national or international organizations

The honoree must be a present member of the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD).

The CLCD Distinguished Achievement Award is presented annually during the CLCD Council Business Meeting and Awards Dinner at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.

Suggested nominees for the Distinguished Achievement Award may be submitted to the CLCD Leadership Committee by email.


Award Recipients

2019 Raymond Gibbons, MSc, MD, FAHA
2018 Richard L. Page, MD, FAHA
2017 Paul Wang, MD
2016 L. Kristin Newby MD, MHS, FAHA
2015 Glenn N. Levine MD, FAHA
2014 N. A. Mark Estes, III, MD
2013 Sidney Smith, BS, MD
2012 L. Julian Haywood, MD, FAHA
2011 Gerald Fletcher, MD, FAHA
2010 Ann Bolger, MD, FAHA
2009 Patrick O’Gara, MD, FAHA
2008 Gary Balady, MD, FAHA
2007 Robert L. Frye, MD
2006 Thomas J. Ryan, MD, FAHA
2005 Robert Bonow, MD, FAHA
2004 Bernard Gersh, DPhil, MD, FAHA
2003 Elliot Rapaport, MD, FAHA
2002 James T. Willerson, MD
2001 Joseph S. Alpert, MD
2000 Gerald Pohost, MD
1999 Nanette K. Wenger, MD
1998 Jay N. Cohn, MD
1997 Valentin Fuster, MD
1996 James L. Ritchey, MD
1995 Michael H. Crawford, MD
1994 David McCall, MD, PhD
1993 George Beller, MD
1992 William Gaasch, MD
1991 Robert Myerburg, MD
1990 Robert Schlant, MD
1989 Douglas P. Zipes, MD
1988 Thomas W. Smith, MD
1987 Richard Gorlin, MD
1986 Henry D. McIntosh, MD
1985 Donald C. Harrison, MD
1984 Burton E. Sobel, MD
1983 Robert A. O'Rourke, M.D.
1981 Harold T. Dodge, MD


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