Awards & Recognitions

Our cardiovascular specialists are the recipients of numerous national and international awards.

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD
Founder and Director, Mount Sinai Heart
Dr. Fuster is the only cardiologist to receive top honors from the world's four major cardiovascular organizations:

  • 2005 Distinguished Researcher Award, Inter-American Society of Cardiology
  • 2003 Distinguished Scientist Award, American Heart Association
  • 1993 Distinguished Scientist Award, American College of Cardiology
  • 1992 Andreas Gruntzig Scientific Award, European Society of Cardiology

Dr. Fuster’s other awards include:

  • 2009 Distinguished Teacher Award, American College of Cardiology
  • 2008 Global Prevention Prize, U.S. Preventive Medicine®
  • 2008 Ellis Island Medal of Honor
  • 2008 Libin/AHFMR Prize for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research
  • 2008 Kurt Polzer Cardiovascular Award, European Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2007 Gold Medal Award, European Society of Cardiology
  • 2007 Living Legend Award in Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Ottawa

Samin K. Sharma, MD
Director of Interventional Cardiology, Mount Sinai Health System
Co-Director for Clinical Laboratory Operations, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health

  • 2007 Mount Sinai Physician of the Year Award
  • 2007 Jacobi Medallion Award
  • 2006 Governor's Award of Excellence
  • 2002 New York Department of Health's Best Doctor
  • 2000 Simon Dack Award, presented by the fellows, Mount Sinai Hospital, for teaching in cardiology
  • 1996 – 2000 Center of Excellence Award for Rotational Coronary Atherectomy

Dr. Sharma is cited by the New York Department of Health as the surgeon with the lowest complication rate for angioplasty for the years 1995 to 2003.

David H. Adams, MD
Professor and Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Program Director, Mitral Valve Repair Center

  • 2009  New York American Heart Association Cardiovascular Physican of the Year
  • 2002  Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Endowed Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine
  • 2001  International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Best Oral Presentation
  • 2000  Honorary Professor of Surgery, Capital University, Beijing, China

Since 2002, Dr. Adams has been featured on New York Magazine's yearly "Best Doctors" list. In 2006, he was also among the magazine's choices of "Top Minimally Invasive Surgeons."

Jonathan L. Halperin, MD
Professor of Cardiology
Director of Clinical Cardiology Services in the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute

  • 2008  Physician of the Year, Special Recognition Program, Mount Sinai Health System
  • 2006, 2007  Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2007  Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Award
  • 1986, 2006  The Simon Dack Award, presented by the fellows, Mount Sinai Hospital, for teaching in Cardiology
  • 2005  Heart of New York Award, American Heart Association Heritage Affiliate
  • 2002  Heart of New York Presidential Salute, American Heart Association Heritage Affiliate

Michael L. Marin, MD
Professor and Chair Surgery, Vascular Surgery

  • 2001  Saul Horowitz Jr. Memorial Award from Mount Sinai Hospital
  • 1999  Fourth Herbert Dardik Education and Research Award
  • 1992  President's Award from the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
  • 1989  Liebig Foundation Award from the Society of Vascular Surgery
  • 1988  Blakemore Surgical Research Prize

Jeffrey W. Olin, DO
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

  • 2008  Master of the Society for Vascular Medicine
    Dr. Olin is only the fourth person to receive this award
  • 2005 – 2007  Chair, Interdisciplinary Working Group on Atherosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease of the American Heart Association

Peter Faries, MD
Chief of Vascular Surgery
Professor of Surgery and Radiology

  • 2009  Castle Connolly, Top Doctors of 2009
  • 2003  Lifetime Foundation Award
  • 2000  Research Award from the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery

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