Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by the Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research

The American Heart Association’s Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually at the AHA Scientific Sessions to a QCOR Council member for their significant long-term contributions to outcomes research and the improvement of cardiovascular care. The winner is invited as a keynote speaker at the dinner.

Current members of the QCOR Leadership Committee and the QCOR Nominating Committee are not eligible to be nominated for the award.

Award Recipients

  • 2023 Lesley Curtis, PhD, FAHA
    2022 Tracy Y. Wang, MD, MHS, MSc, FAHA
  • 2021 Frederick A. Masoudi
  • 2020 Paul A. Heidenreich
  • 2019 Gregg Fonarow
  • 2018 Eric Peterson
  • 2017 Sharon-Lise Normand
  • 2016 John Rumsfeld
  • 2015 John Spertus
  • 2014 Mark Hlatky
  • 2013 Harlan M. Krumholz
  • 2012 Fred Grover
  • 2011 Rob Califf
  • 2010 Gerald O’Connor
  • 2009 David L. Sackett
  • 2008 Robert H. Brook
  • 2007 Lee Goldman
  • 2006 John Wennberg
  • 2005 Stephen F. Jencks


The honoree will receive:

  • Complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions 
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the QCOR Council Dinner 
  • An engraved plaque
  • Reimbursement for eligible travel expenses up to $1,0000