Prestigious award named in honor of Valentin

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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is creating a new award in honor of Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Chief Medical Officer of Mount Sinai Hospital.

The first “Valentin Fuster Award for Innovation in Science” will be announced at ACC’s 71st Annual Scientific Session in Washington on Monday, April 4. It will go to Dr. Fuster to honor his significant contributions to cardiovascular medicine as a champion of scientific research and an innovator in delivering science through new mechanisms, and his international voice on the importance of embracing the scientific research to improve cardiovascular patient care and promote lifelong heart health.

The award will be given to a single physician each year for the next 15 years.

“I am grateful that this award is created in my honor. I am proud to begin this legacy and hope it will motivate others to make a significant impact in the field of cardiovascular medicine,” says Dr. Fuster. “I look forward to meeting the future winners and learning more about their contributions to the fight against heart disease and the promotion of health.”

Dr. Fuster is currently editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), which ranks among the best cardiovascular journals in the world for its scientific impact. He is a past president of the American Heart Association and the World Heart Federation. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, where he chaired the Committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease, and was a board member of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Fuster has also served as chair of the American College of Cardiology training program.

Dr. Fuster’s research is unparalleled in areas related to the causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease globally, and spans the spectrum from basic science and molecular biology to clinical studies. and large-scale multinational trials to population health and global medicine. He has 35 global honorary degrees and is the most cited Spanish scholar of all time, according to Google Scholar.

In addition to Dr. Fuster, four other top cardiovascular physicians from Mount Sinai Heart will receive prestigious honors at the ACC Scientific Session.

George Dangas, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Director of Cardiovascular Innovation at the Zena Cardiovascular Institute and Michael A. Wiener of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will receive the 2022 Master of the ACC Award by the American College of Cardiology. This recognizes and honors his ongoing contributions to the goals and programs of the ACC and his leadership in the important activities of the College. Recipients of this award must have been members of the College for at least 15 years and have served with distinction and demonstrated leadership on various programs and committees of the College.

Robert Rosenson, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Director of Cardiometabolic Disorders at Icahn Mount Sinai, and Gilbert Tang, MD, MSc, MBA, Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Icahn Mount Sinai, receive the 2022 Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship for their outstanding contributions to JACC for their peer reviews. The Simon Dack Prize is named after the founding editor of JACC and recognizes outstanding peer reviewers who help the journal in its mission to publish important new clinical information. Dr. Rosenson and Dr. Tang are among five physicians to earn this distinguished honor for 2022. Criteria include reviewing more than 11 papers per year and meeting deadlines 100% of the time. This is the sixth time that Dr. Rosenson has received this award, and the second time for Dr. Tang.

William Whang, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Icahn Mount Sinai, was named an elite reviewer for the Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship for contributing high-quality reviews to the journal. Criteria include reviewing more than nine papers per year and reviewing on time 85% of the time. Dr. Whang is among 10 physicians to receive this honor for 2022. This will be the second time Dr. Whang has received the Elite Reviewer award. He is also a two-time recipient of the Simon Dack Award.

All physicians will receive their award at a convocation ceremony on April 4.

Mount Sinai Heart is one of the top 6 hospitals in the nation for Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery

Mount Sinai Heart is among the top 6 in the nation for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery according to US news and world report. Newsweek’s “World’s Best Specialty Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Heart #1 in New York and #4 globally.

It is part of the Mount Sinai Health System, which is the largest academic medical system in New York City, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and an extensive network of outpatient practices throughout the greater New York area. We advance medicine and health through education and unparalleled translational research and discovery to provide the safest, highest quality, most accessible and equitable care, and the best value of any healthcare system. health in the country. The health system includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 autonomous joint venture centers; more than 410 outpatient practices in the five boroughs of New York, Westchester and Long Island; and over 30 affiliated community health centers. Mount Sinai Hospital is listed in US News and World Reports “Honor Roll” of the top 20 hospitals in the United States and among the best in the country by specialty: #1 in geriatrics and top 20 in cardiology/cardiac surgery, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology/gastrointestinal surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics , pulmonology / Pulmonary surgery, urology and rehabilitation.

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