• Press Release

Mount Sinai Cardiologist Awarded Highest Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Cardiology

  • New York, NY
  • (March 22, 2017)

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief  of The Mount Sinai Hospital, was awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in honor of his lifetime of contributions to the cardiovascular profession. The award was presented at the Convocation Ceremony during the ACC’s 66th Annual Scientific Session in Washington on Sunday, March 19.

“Dr. Fuster’s invaluable contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine show unparalleled dedication to excellence and boundless commitment to improving patient care,” said ACC President Richard Chazal, MD, FACC. “It is a privilege to be able to honor Dr. Fuster with the Lifetime Achievement Award and celebrate his contributions to and achievements in cardiology.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has had a lifetime of outstanding achievements in the field of cardiovascular disease and has served as a role model through service, basic or clinical research, and teaching.

Dr. Fuster currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and has also served as President of the American Heart Association, President of the World Heart Federation, member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and European Horizon 2020 Scientific Panel on Health, and as primary adviser to the current U.S. President on the upcoming document “The Role of the United States on Global Health.”

Dr. Fuster is a world-renowned cardiologist whose mission is to curtail the global threat of cardiovascular disease through early education.  He specializes in the prevention and treatment of heart disease and has authored more than 900 scientific articles and has received honorary doctorates from 33 universities.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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