Laennec Clinician/Educator Lecture

Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology

Current members of the Council on Clinical Cardiology Laennec Post-Graduate Education Committee are not eligible to apply for or be nominated for the award.

Award Recipients

2023 Recipient
Sharonne N. Hayes, MD, FAHA
Past Recipients

2022 Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD, FAHA
“Clinical research arising from work in the trenches”

2020 Pamela S. Douglas, MD, FAHA
"Imaging, Imaging Quality and Chest Pain Evaluation"

2019 Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FAHA
"Agenda 2030 – Let’s Prevent Atrial Fibrillation and Its Complications"

2018 Quinn Capers, IV, MD
"The Lack of Diversity in the US Physician and Cardiology Workforce is a Public Health Emergency: The Way Forward"

2017 Robert M. Califf, MD
"The Clinician Investigator in the Era of Ubiquitous Information"

2016 Robert Harrington, MD, FAHA, FACC
"Rethinking randomized clinical trials"

2015 Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, FAHA
"Heart failure in special populations; the intersection of clinical, basic and population science"

2014 Harry (Hal) Dietz, MD
"Found in Translation: New Insights into the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Marfan Syndrome and Related Disorders"

2013 Kim Eagle, MD
"Acute Aortic Syndromes: New insights from IRAD and GenTAC Registries"

2012 Patrick O'Gara, MD, FAHA
"Asymptomatic Valvular Heart Disease: Can Earlier Intervention Be Justified?"

2011 Linda Gillam, MD
"Valvular Heart Disease: From Bedside to Bench and Back Again"

2010 Renu Virmani, MD
"Evolving DES Platforms"

2009 William Grossman, MD, FAHA
"Diastolic Function: Past, Present and Future"

2008 P.K. Shah, MD, FAHA
"The Gene from Limone: Is it Golden or Not?"

2007 Rick Nishimura, MD, FAHA
"Unraveling the Mysteries of Diastology"

2006 Gary Francis, MD, FAHA
"The Contemporary Management of Patients Admitted to Hospital with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure"

2005 Richard Kerber, MD, FAHA
"Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation: Bringing Technology from the Hospital to the Street"

2004 Nanette Wenger
"Coronary Heart Disease in Women 2004: Problems, Progress, Prospects"

2003 R Wayne Alexander, MD, PhD
"Pathogenesis of Atherosclerosis: Enhanced Oxidation States as a Unifying Mechanism"

2002 Kanu Chatterjee, MD
"Determination of Hemodynamics by Physical Examination"

2001 Victor Dzau, MD
"Renin Angiotensis and Cardiovascular Disease: 2001 and Beyond"

2000 Hein JJ Wellens
"Sudden Cardiac Death: Are We on the Right Track?"

1999 Gottlieb C Friesinger II
"Cardiac Disease in the Elderly: Calcific Aortic Stenosis"

1998 Blase A Carabello
"Operating on Asymptomatic Patients with Valvular Heart Disease: If It's Bad, Why Not Fix It?"

1997 William J McKenna
"Prognostic Assessment of Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy"

1996 Robert O Bonow
"Left Ventricular Function and the Timing of Operation for Chronic Aortic Regurgitation"

1995 Elliott Rapaport
"The Role of Clinical Evaluation in the Managed Care Era"

1994 Michael H Crawford
"Cardiac Diagnostics Test Selection Under Health Care Reform"

1993 Nathaniel Reichek
"Laennec and Technology: Prescription for Year 2000"

1992 J. Willis Hurst
"An ‘Unconventional' Teaching Session"

1991 Liv K. Hatle
"Limitations of Noninvasive Assessment by Doppler Echocardiography"

1990 William H. Gaasch
"Clinical Implications of Left Ventricle Diastolic Dysfunction"

1989 T. Joseph Reeve
"Bedside Cardiology in a High-Tech Era"

1988 John B. Barlow
"Mitral Leaflet Billowing and Prolapse: Perspectives After Nearly Three Decades"

1887 Ralph Shabeta
"Function of the Pericardium"

1986 Robert A. O'Rourke
"Current Trends in Clinical Cardiology: A Road to Folly"

1985 A. Jamil Tajik
"Doppler Echocardiography in Clinical Cardiology: A Critical Appraisal"

1984 Edward Yellin
"Understanding Diastolic Function – The Impact of Invasive Transmitral Flow Measurements"


The honoree will receive:

  • Complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the CLCD Council Dinner at Scientific Sessions.
  • An engraved plaque
  • A $1,000 honorarium and reimbursement for eligible travel expenses up to $1,000


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