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Distinguished Cardiologists and Scientists Honored With 2008 International Academy of Cardiology Award
Date:8/12/2008

ardiology to honor colleagues who have made profound contributions to Cardiovascular Medicine and provided important service to the Academy.

The 2008 Distinguished Fellowship Awards were presented to three Faculty of the 14th World Congress on Heart Disease:

  • Professor Martin Alpert, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri, Director, Clinical Cardiology Services, University of Missouri Health System, Columbia, MO, U.S.)
  • Professor Naranjan S. Dhalla, PhD, M.D. (Hon), Distinguished Professor and Director of Cardiovascular Developments, St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Professor John A. Elefteriades, M.D. (The William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Yale University and Yale New-Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, U.S.)
The Chairman of the 14th World Congress on Heart Disease, Dr. Asher Kimchi (photo attached), is a native of Tel Aviv, Israel. He is an attending cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Clinical Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles. Dr. Kimchi is an internationally renowned Cardiologist, the Founder and Chairman of the International Academy of Cardiology and a Past-President of the American Heart Association, Los Angeles County.

According to Dr. Kimchi, "Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death and disability for men and women in the industrialized countries and throughout much of the world." Dr. Kimchi continues, "Over the past two decades, we have witnessed impressive strides and explosive growth in the field of Cardiology."

"Thousands of scientists and clinicians around the globe are committed to the fight against heart disease and these award recipient
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