NM Physicians Recognized for Heart Association Leadership
November 3, 2021 | 1 min. to read
Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, will receive the American Heart Association Chairman’s Award at the AHA Scientific Sessions on November 14. Recipients of the award show extraordinary leadership and commitment to advancing the mission of the heart association. The award honors Dr. Yancy’s many contributions to the science and practice of cardiology at both national and local levels.
The award presentation is part of AHA’s three-day professional conference, held virtually November 13 – 15, which is a premier global exchange among cardiologists of the latest scientific advancements, research and updates in the field of cardiology.
Dr. Yancy, the Magerstadt Professor and vice dean for Diversity and Inclusion, is a past president of AHA, and one of four Northwestern Medicine physicians who have served as the association's president. The others are current AHA President Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, the Eileen M. Foell Professor and chair of Preventive Medicine; Robert O. Bonow, MD, MS, the Max and Lilly Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology; and the late Oglesby Paul, MD (1916-2007).
Thank you to Dr. Yancy, Dr. Lloyd-Jones and Dr. Bonow for their outstanding dedication to advancing heart care at NM, through their work with AHA and around the world. Below, the three physicians pose together.
From left to right: Dr. Yancy, AHA president July 2009 - June 2010; Dr. Lloyd-Jones, current AHA president until June 2022; and Dr. Bonow, AHA president July 2002 - June 2003