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ATVB Special Recognition Awards

Presented annually at the AHA Scientific Sessions

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

The Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) established the Special Recognition Award in 1981 to recognize council members who have made significant contributions to the council as well as the fields of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

The Council's Nominated Committee selects one person from each field (Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology) to receive the ATVB Special Recognition Award. The award is presented annually during the ATVB Business Meeting and Awards Reception at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.


The honoree will receive the following:

  • An engraved plaque;
  • One complimentary dinner ticket to the Council’s Early Career Reception;
  • One complimentary ticket to the Luncheon/Annual Business Meeting;
  • One complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions;
  • Round-trip coach airfare at the 21-day advance purchase rate; train fare to Scientific Sessions, or reimbursement for gas if the awardee drives;
  • Hotel reimbursement (room + tax) for one night at the conference rate;
  • Ground transportation costs incurred to attend Scientific Sessions including taxis, airport parking or garage parking if the awardee drives;
  • Meal reimbursement up to $70.00

Award Recipients

YearArteriosclerosisThrombosisVascular Biology
2019Gwendalyn J. Randolph, PhDJose Antonio Diaz, MD, FAHANicholas Leeper, MD
2018Shobha Ghosh, PhD, FAHATatiana V. Byzova, PhDYabing Chen, PhD, MBA, FAHA
2017Katey Rayner, PhDJane Freedman, MD, FAHADaisy Sahoo, PhD
2016Coleen A. McNamara, MD
Annabelle Rodriguez Oquendo, M.D, FAHA
Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD
Craig Morrell, DVM, PhD
Philip S. Tsao, PhD
Jie Du, PhD
2015Alan T. Remaley MD PhD
Nancy R. Webb PhD FAHA
Joseph E Italiano PhD
Debra K. Newman PhD
Ann Marie  Schmidt MD
Elena Aikawa MD PhD FAHA
2014Ziad Mallat, M.D., Ph.D
Catherine A. Reardon, Ph.D.
Alan Edward Mast, M.D., Ph.D.
Chantal Boulanger, Ph.D.
Joseph Michael Miano, Ph.D.
William Charles Sessa Jr., B.Sc., M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.
2013Jonathan Smith, Ph.D., FAHA
Elaine Raines, M.S.
Xiaoping Du, M.D., Ph.D.
Sriram Krishnaswamy, Ph.D.
Catherine Lynn Hedrick, Ph.D., FAHA
Masanori Aikawa, M.D., Ph.D.
2012Kerry-Anne Rye, B.Sc., Ph.D., FAHA
Jay Horton, M.D.
 Alisa Wolberg
Steven Lentz, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA
Klaus Ley, M.D.
Mason Freeman, M.D.
2011Mahmood Hussain, Ph.D.
Ruth McPherson, M.D., Ph.D.
Jeffrey Weitz, M.D., FAHA
Andrew Weyrich, Ph.D.
Alan Daugherty, Ph.D., D.Sc., FAHA
Jeanine D'Armiento, M.D., Ph.D.
2010Muredach Reilly, MBBCh
Alain Tedgui, Ph.D
Charles Abrams, M.D.
Mortimer Poncz, M.D.
Jun-ichi Abe, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA
William Chilian, Ph.D., FAHA
 2009John Parks, Ph.D., FAHA
Christian Weber, M.D.
Joel S. Bennett, M.D.
Daniel T. Eitzman, M.D
Mark Majesky, Ph.D.
Kathryn Moore, Ph.D., FAHA
 2008Edward Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA
Godfrey Getz, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA
David Dichek, M.D., FAHA
Susan Smyth, M.D., Ph.D.
Rama Natarajan, Ph.D., FAHA
W. Robert Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.
 2007Robert Hegele, M.D., FAHA
Murray Huff, Ph.D., FAHA
Mark Ginsberg, M.D.
Kenneth Mann, Ph.D., FAHA
Judith Berliner, Ph.D., FAHA
Kathy Griendling, Ph.D., FAHA
 2006Thomas Bersot, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA
William Haynes, M.D.
William Fay, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Steven Lentz, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA
Guy Chisolm, Ph.D.
Frank Faraci, Ph.D., FAHA
 2005Ira Goldberg, M.D., FAHA
Frederic Kraemer, M.D., FAHA
Wolfram Ruf, M.D., FAHA
Sandra Degen, Ph.D.
Stephen Young, M.D., FAHA
Gustov Schonfeld, M.D., FAHA
 2004Lawrence Rudel, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA
John Brunzell, M.D.
Nigel Mackman, Ph.D., FAHA
Lindsey Miles, Ph.D., FAHA
Momtaz Wassef, Ph.D.
Joe Witzum, M.D.
 2003Dan Rader, M.D., FAHA
Ira Tabas, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA
Garret FitzGerald, M.D., FAHA
Ed Plow, M.D., FAHA
Alan Chait, M.D., FAHA
Martha Cathcart, Ph.D., FAHA.
 2002Mary Sorci-Thomas, Ph.D., FAHA
Carole L. Banka, Ph.D., FAHA
Alan R. Tall, M.D., FAHA
Earl W. Davie, Ph.D., FAHA
Harold R. Roberts, M.D., FAHA
Gil White, II, M.D., FAHA
Mark Taubman, M.D., FAHA
 2001Ronald M. Krauss, M.D., FAHA
Alice Lichtenstein, D.Sc., FAHA
Paula B. Tracey
Donald D. Heistad, M.D., FAHA
Peter J. Newman, Ph.D., FAHA
Paul B. DiCorleto, Ph.D.
 2000Linda K. Curtiss, Ph.D.
Richard W. St. Clair, Ph.D.
John C. Hoak, M.D.
Sanford J. Shattil, M.D.
Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D.
Peter F. Davies, Ph.D.
 1999Trudy M. Forte, Ph.D., FAHA
Alan M. Fogelman, M.D., FAHA
Pankaj Ganguly, Ph.D.
Burton Sobel, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Peter Libby, M.D., FAHA
David Robinson, M.D.
 1998Sampath Parthasarathy, Ph.D.
Arthur A. Spector, M.D.
Stephen Prescott, M.D.
Denisa Wagner, Ph.D.
Elaine B. Feldman, M.D.
 1997Scott M. Grundy, M.D., Ph.D.
Samuel Rapaport, M.D.
Victor Dzau, M.D.
Henry Ginsberg, M.D.
 1996Lawrence C. B. Chan, M.D.
Barbara V. Howard, Ph.D.
Frank T. Lindgren, Ph.D.
Paul S. Roheim, M.D.
 1995Elaine B. Feldman, M.D.
Alexander Nichols, Ph.D.
Herbert Stary, M.D.
Robert I. Levy, M.D.
 1994Petar Alaupovi, Ph.D.
Margaret Albrink, M.D.
Jack P. Strong, M.D.
Basil Rifkind, M.D.
 1993M. Daria Haust, M.D.
David Kritschevsky, M.D.
Angelo Scanu, M.D.
Howard A. Eder, M.D.
 1992Edwin Bierman, M.D.
Antonio Gotto, Jr., M.D.
Julian Marsh, M.D.
Robert Wissler, M.D., Ph.D.
 1991Gardner McMillan, M.D.