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Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., receives prestigious award from Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Grant and Award Announcement

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Dr. Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital

image: Dr. Fuster to be honored with the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2022 Career Achievement Award. view more 

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The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will honor Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, with the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2022 Career Achievement Award.

Dr. Fuster will receive this award September 17, at the 34th annual TCT scientific symposium, sponsored by CRF. The TCT Career Achievement award recognizes Dr. Fuster’s extraordinary contributions to the field of interventional cardiology and transformation of patient care through his career endeavors, research pursuits, and mentorship of others.

“I am grateful for this award and would like to recognize all the contributors who have inspired my work,” says Dr. Fuster.

Dr. Fuster's contributions to cardiovascular medicine and the prevention and treatment of heart disease globally are unparalleled. He has 35 worldwide honorary degrees and is the most highly cited Spanish research scientist of all time, according to Google Scholar. He is an author of more than 900 scientific articles in international medical journals and has published two leading books on clinical cardiology and research. Dr. Fuster has received three of the most important awards from the National Institutes of Health and is the only cardiologist to have received the highest awards for research from the four leading international cardiology organizations: the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association (AHA), European Society of Cardiology, and Interamerican Society of Cardiology. He recently received Thailand’s Prince Mahidol Award in the field of Medicine, and this year, the AHA established the “Valentin Fuster Award for Innovation in Science” in his honor, naming him the first recipient.

Dr. Fuster is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), which ranks among the top cardiovascular journals in the world for its scientific impact. He is a past president of both the AHA and the World Heart Federation. He the General Director of the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC).  Dr. Fuster is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, where he served as chair of the Committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease, and was a Council member of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Fuster was also President of the Training Program of the American College of Cardiology.

Mount Sinai Heart is one of the nation’s top 6 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery

Mount Sinai Heart is among the top 6 in the nation for cardiology and cardiac surgery according U.S. News & World Report.  Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Specialized Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Heart as No. 1 in New York and No. 4 globally.

It is part of Mount Sinai Health System, which is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. We advance medicine and health through unrivaled education and translational research and discovery to deliver care that is the safest, highest-quality, most accessible and equitable, and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 free-standing joint-venture centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the top 20 U.S. hospitals and among the top in the nation by specialty: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Urology, and Rehabilitation.

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