The Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension Award

Sponsored by the Council on Hypertension

To qualify for this award, you must meet the following deadlines:

The Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension Award recognizes a qualified mid-career or senior Hypertension Clinician for their dedication to the treatment and care of hypertensive patients. The award was established to honor the memory of Dr. Marvin Moser, one of the leading figures in the field of hypertension, and the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

After completing his cardiology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Dr. Moser served as the Chief of Vascular Disease and Hypertension at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In the 1950’s when hypertension was only recognized in its most malignant form and debilitating procedures were the mainstay of treatment given the lack of antihypertensive medications, Dr. Moser was one of the first to suggest that hypertension had far greater prognostic importance than just its immediate effects on major life-threatening events. He was a pioneer in the exploration of drug therapy for reducing blood pressure thus making the treatment of hypertension possible. Dr. Moser concluded his career as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.


Award Recipients

  • 2022 Vesna Garovic, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • 2021 Jeanne B. Charleston, PhD, BSN, RN
  • 2020 Jackson T. Wright Jr., MD, PhD, FAHA
  • 2019 Jan N. Basile, MD, FACP, FAHA
  • 2018 Brent M. Egan, MD, FAHA

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a member of the AHA/ASA Council on Hypertension at the time nomination is submitted. Join or renew today!
  • Must be mid-career level or higher and have been involved in treating hypertensive patients as a major component of his or her practice experience
  • Must be currently teaching or have been active in teaching.
  • May have had an active role in developing guidelines and in clinical trials that focus on improving blood pressure control.
  • May be involved in community programs.
  • Notwithstanding the above, the AHA Officers have the discretion to determine eligibility for the award in extraordinary circumstances when there is an issue relating to AHA policy or positions or other potentially controversial issue relating to the positioning or perception of the AHA.
  • Previous awardees are not eligible to re-apply for the award in subsequent years.
  • Each recipient of AHA council-sponsored awards, regardless of award category, is eligible to receive only one council-sponsored award each year per AHA scientific meeting.
  • Past recipients of the Council on Hypertension Excellence Award for Hypertension Research are not eligible for this award.
  • There are no citizenship requirements.

How to Make a Nomination/Required Documents

Electronic submission through the Council Awards Application System is required. Hard copies of any part of the nomination file cannot be accepted.

The nomination file (submitted on the nominee’s behalf) should contain the following documents in PDF format and must be submitted through the Council Awards Application System for consideration for this award:

  • Nominee's curriculum vitae and bibliography
  • A signed letter of nomination from the sponsor and at least one additional supporting letter. The letters should clearly articulate the major contributions of the nominee to the field of hypertension.
  • The letters should show that the nominee was, or is, involved in treating hypertensive patients as a major component of his or her practice experience.
  • The letters and CV must show that the nominee had an active role in developing guidelines and in clinical trials that focus on improving blood pressure control.
  • Biography

Review Process

The nomination file will be reviewed by the Council on Hypertension’s Award Committee, and they will meet via teleconference to decide the winner based on the based on the eligibility criteria. This committee is appointed and determined by the Council of Hypertension Nominating Committee.

Visit the Council Awards Application System to complete a nomination.

A username and password set up through online registration at Professional Heart Daily will be necessary to access the Application System. If you have not created an online profile yet, you may register as you enter the Application System by clicking "Sign Up" next to the Log In button on the sign-in page. AHA Professional Members who are creating an online profile for the first time should make sure to register using their AHA membership identification numbers.


The winner will receive complimentary registration to Hypertension Scientific Sessions, a $1,000 honorarium, one (1) ticket to the Hypertension Scientific Sessions Awards Banquet, and an award plaque.

Honorees must attend Hypertension Scientific Sessions in-person to be eligible for a travel reimbursement of up to $1,000.

  • Round-trip basic economy/coach airfare at the 21-day advance purchase rate, round-trip economy coach train fare, or reimbursement for gas at the rate allowed by the IRS for charitable organizations if the awardee drives.
  • Hotel accommodation for one night at the conference rate.
  • Ground transportation expenses to attend the conference (luxury transport is not a reimbursable expense.)
    • To and from the awardee’s home airport to the conference hotel
    • To and from the conference hotel to the airport
  • Up to $70 in meal reimbursement (alcohol excluded).


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Award winners pose for a photo during #Hypertension23 Scientific Sessions, held September 7-10, 2023, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hypertension Scientific Sessions

September 5–8, 2024
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