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For those who qualify, election as a Fellow of the American Heart Association recognizes your scientific and professional accomplishments and volunteer leadership and service. By earning the right to include the initials F.A.H.A. among your credentials, you let colleagues and patients know that you have been welcomed into one of the world’s most eminent organizations of cardiovascular and stroke professionals.

Fellowship is open to physicians, scientists, nurses and other healthcare professionals with a major and productive interest in cardiovascular diseases and stroke. For criteria and complete instructions on applying for AHA Fellowship please select the council with which you are affiliated.

To be eligible for consideration for FAHA, applicants must have been an AHA member for at least 2-years, membership level must be Premium Professional or Premium Professional Plus, and membership must be current at the time of application.  Click on the Council through which you will apply to review the criteria.

Fellowship Benefits
  • Entitlement to use the designation of Fellow of the AHA/ASA (FAHA). This designation reflects not only the professional stature of the Fellow, but also his/her record of valuable service to the association and the council.
  • Receipt of Connections, the quarterly AHA scientific councils newsletter, and other mailings relevant to council activities and programs.
  • Reduced subscription rates for all AHA journals.
  • Reduced registration fee to the AHA Scientific Sessions and other AHA/ASA sponsored conferences.
  • Inclusion in and access to the Web-based membership directory.
  • 8" X 11" Fellowship certificate suitable for framing.
  • Complete roster of council Fellows (by request only)

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Additional Questions
Please call (214) 706-1293 or e-mail professional.membership@heart.org.

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