NEW YORK – March 18, 2019 — George Dangas, MD, PhD, has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Fellowship Award by the American College of Cardiology in honor of his contributions to the cardiovascular profession. Dr. Dangas will be recognized for these achievements along with all 2019 Distinguished Award winners at the ACC Convocation, Inauguration and Awards Ceremony on March 18 during the ACC’s 68th Annual Scientific Session in New Orleans.

The Distinguished Fellowship Award is awarded to a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology who is well recognized for service to the College and whose activities are considered to qualify this person as a role model for others.

“Dr. Dangas’s dedication to improving cardiovascular health and enhancing patient care is a testament to his expertise and professionalism,” said ACC President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC. “It is a privilege to be able to honor Dr. Dangas with the Distinguished Fellowship Award and celebrate his tremendous contributions to the cardiovascular field.”

George D. Dangas, MD, PhD, is Director of Academic Affairs at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Co-Director of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), the annual scientific symposium of CRF. He is also Professor of Cardiology and Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Dangas is an internationally recognized expert in coronary, heart valve, and vascular disease and specializes in minimally invasive interventional treatments with cutting-edge technologies in combination with novel medical therapy approaches. His active research interests include cardiovascular device therapy and its combination with anticlotting medications. He has authored more than 500 publications, including an international referral textbook on Interventional Cardiology Principles and Practice, and is the Associate Editor of the leading cardiology specialty journal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). Additionally, he is a course director and invited/featured speaker in many of the top ranked cardiovascular conferences in the United States and around the world. Dr. Dangas has received Fellowship distinction in seven national and international professional societies and was a Trustee of the American College of Cardiology and of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. He has received teaching awards since early in his career and is the American College of Cardiology Distinguished Teacher 2017.   

Dr. Dangas completed medical and postgraduate studies at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He finished his internship and residency in internal medicine at Miriam Hospital and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He also fulfilled cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology fellowships at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Nineteen Distinguished Awards will be presented at the Annual Scientific Session this year, each recognizing an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine. Recipients are nominated by their peers and then selected by the American College of Cardiology Awards Committee.