Distinguished Scientists

Distinguished Scientist designation honors AHA/ASA members who have made extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular and stroke research.

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.

2014 AHA Distinguished Scientists Awardees are:

 Gerald W. Dorn, II, MD, FAHA
Philip and Sima K. Needleman
Professor of Medicine
Associate Chair for Translational Research
Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Mo.
 Barbara J. Drew, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
David Mortara Distinguished Professor of Physiological Nursing
Clinical Professor of Medicine in Cardiology
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
 Charles T. Esmon, PhD, FAHA
Lloyd Noble Chair in Cardiovascular Research
Member and Head, Coagulation Biology Laboratory
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, Okla.
 Bruce Furie, MD, FAHA
Chief, Division of Hemostasis and Thrombosis
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
 William R. Hiatt, MD, Master of the Society for Vascular Medicine (MSVM), FAHA
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
(Novartis Foundation Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Research)
President, CPC Clinical Research, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo.
 Mark A. Hlatky, MD, FAHA, FACC
Professor of Health Research and Policy
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.



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2012 Distinguished Scientist Awardees