Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation Distinguished Achievement Award

The 3CPR Distinguished Achievement Award is presented every three years during the 3CPR Council Reception at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions. The award recognizes Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR) members who have made major contributions to the affairs of the 3CPR 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

Suggested nominees for the Distinguished Achievement Award may be submitted to the 3CPR Leadership Committee by email. Current members of the 3CPR Leadership Committee and the 3CPR Nominating Committee are not eligible to be nominated for the award.

Award Recipients

2023 Tom Aufderheide, MD, MS, FAHA
2020 Marc Humbert MD, PhD
2017 Benjamin Abella, MD, MPhil, FAHA
2014 Kenneth Bloch, MD, FAHA
2011 Mary Townsley, PhD, FAHA
2008 Charles Hales, MD
2005 Michael Wolin, PhD, FAHA 2001 Richard E. Kerber, MD
1999 Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
1998 Charles A. Hales, MD
1995 Aubrey E. Taylor, PhD
1992 Albert Hyman, MD 1989 Gerard M. Turino, MD
1986 Solbert Permutt, MD
1983 Claude Lenfant, MD
1980 Alfred P. Fishman, MD


The honoree will receive:

  • Complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the 3CPR Council Reception
  • An engraved plaque
  • Reimbursement for eligible travel expenses up to $1,000


Scientific Sessions

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

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