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The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's Distinguished Scientists are a prominent group of scientists and clinicians whose work has importantly advanced our understanding of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. This award was created 10 years ago to recognize AHA/ASA members for significant, original and sustained scientific contributions that have advanced the association's mission "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." Recipients of this prestigious award are honored during the Opening Session at AHA Scientific Sessions.

2013 AHA Distinguished Scientists Awardees are:

ken-BernsteinKenneth E. Bernstein, MD, FAHA
Director, Experimental Pathology and Professor
Pathology and Biomedical Sciences
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, Calif.
bruce-PsatyBruce M. Psaty, MD, PhD, FAHA
Professor, Medicine & Epidemiology
University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Investigator, Group Health Research Institute Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Wash.
paul-RidkerPaul M. Ridker, MD, MPH, FAHA
Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Director
Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Mass.
jonathan-SeidmanJonathan G. Seidman, PhD, FAHA
Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Professor of
Cardiovascular Genetics
Genetics Department
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Mass.
jonathan-StamlerJonathan S. Stamler, MD, FAHA
Reitman Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Innovation
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
Director, Institute of Transformative Molecular Medicine
Director, Harrington Discovery Institute
Department of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals
Cleveland, Ohio
alan-TallAlan R. Tall, MB BS, FAHA
Tilden Weger Bieler Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Columbia University
New York, N.Y.



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2012 Distinguished Scientist Awardees