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Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY) Distinguished Achievement Award

The scientific councils’ Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the affairs of the CVDY 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 CVDY Distinguished Achievement Award is presented every three years during the CVDY 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 CVDY Leadership Committee.

The following is a list of CVDY Distinguished Achievement Award honorees

  • Current Awardee: 2018 G. Paul Matherne, MD, FAHA

Past Recipients:

  • 2015 Michael Gewitz, MD, FAHA
  • 2012 Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • 2009 Gail Pearson, MD, ScD, FAHA
  • 2006 Dianne Atkins, MD, FAHA
  • 2003 Welton Gersony, MD
  • 2000 Kathryn A. Taubert, PhD
  • 1997 James H. Moller, MD
  • 1994 Edward B. Clark, M.D.
  • 1991 Ronald Lauer, MD
  • 1988 Edward L. Kaplan, MD
  • 1985 William H. Weidman
  • 1981 Milton Markowitz, MD

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