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Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) Distinguished Achievement Award

The scientific councils’ Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the affairs of the CVSA 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 CVSA Distinguished Achievement Award is presented every three years during the CVSA Council Meeting and Awards Dinner at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.

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

The following is a list of CVSA Distinguished Achievement Award honorees

Past Recipients:

  • 2016 John Ikonomidis MD, PhD, FAHA
  • 2013 Frank Sellke, MD, FACS
  • 2010 Loren Hiratzka, MD, FAHA, FACC
  • 2008 D. Craig Miller, MD
  • 2004 Richard D. Weisel, MD, FAHA
  • 2001 Donald B. Doty, MD
  • 1998 Floyd Loop, MD
  • 1995 Norman Shumway, MD, PhD
  • 1992 Gerard Kaiser, MD
  • 1989 James A. DeWeese, MD
  • 1986 John W. Kirklin, MD
  • 1983 David Sabiston, Jr., MD

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