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Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD) Distinguished Achievement Award

The scientific councils’ Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the affairs of the CLCD Council over a continuing period, and who have made substantial professional contributions to the field represented by the council. The latter could be:

  • Contributions to new knowledge in the field
  • Contributions to teaching and/or clinical care in the field
  • Professional leadership in national or international organizations

The honoree should be a present or past member of a scientific council of the American Heart Association.

The CLCD Distinguished Achievement Award is presented annually during the CLCD Council Business Meeting and Awards Dinner at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.

Suggested nominees for the Distinguished Achievement Award should be presented to the CLCD Leadership Committee.

The following is a list of CLCD Distinguished Achievement Award honorees

  • Current Awardee: 2018 Richard L. Page, MD, FAHA

Past Recipients:

  • 2017 Paul Wang, MD
  • 2016 L. Kristin Newby MD, MHS, FAHA
  • 2015 Glenn N. Levine MD, FAHA
  • 2014 N. A. Mark Estes, III, MD
  • 2013 Sidney Smith, BS, MD
  • 2012 L. Julian Haywood, MD, FAHA
  • 2011 Gerald Fletcher, MD, FAHA
  • 2010 Ann Bolger, MD, FAHA
  • 2009 Patrick O’Gara, MD, FAHA
  • 2008 Gary Balady, MD, FAHA
  • 2007 Robert L. Frye, MD
  • 2006 Thomas J. Ryan, MD, FAHA
  • 2005 Robert Bonow, MD, FAHA
  • 2004 Bernard Gersh, DPhil, MD, FAHA
  • 2003 Elliot Rapaport, MD, FAHA
  • 2002 James T. Willerson, MD
  • 2001 Joseph S. Alpert, MD
  • 2000 Gerald Pohost, MD
  • 1999 Nanette K. Wenger, MD
  • 1998 Jay N. Cohn, MD
  • 1997 Valentin Fuster, MD
  • 1996 James L. Ritchey, MD
  • 1995 Michael H. Crawford, MD
  • 1994 David McCall, MD, PhD
  • 1993 George Beller, MD
  • 1992 William Gaasch, MD
  • 1991 Robert Myerburg, MD
  • 1990 Robert Schlant, MD
  • 1989 Douglas P. Zipes, MD
  • 1988 Thomas W. Smith, MD
  • 1987 Richard Gorlin, MD
  • 1986 Henry D. McIntosh, MD
  • 1985 Donald C. Harrison, MD
  • 1984 Burton E. Sobel, MD
  • 1983 Robert A. O'Rourke, M.D.
  • 1981 Harold T. Dodge, MD

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