A world-renowned cardiologist, researcher, and advocate for global heart disease prevention, Dr. Fuster has dedicated his life to improving the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease. Over the course of his career, he has authored more than 1,000 scientific articles. His research has elevated the knowledge and treatment of coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, and thrombosis.
Dr. Fuster’s influence extends well beyond cardiology and medicine. His seminal research in early cardiovascular intervention for preschoolers served as the inspiration for “Dr. Ruster,” a Muppet doctor on the Spanish version of Sesame Street who teaches children to make heart-healthy choices through diet and exercise.
Dr. Fuster is the only cardiologist to receive the highest awards for research from all three leading cardiovascular organizations: the AHA Gold Medal and Research Achievement Award, the ACC Living Legend and Life Achievement Award, and the European Society of Cardiology Gold Medal. Among the positions of distinction that he has held are president of the American Heart Association, World Heart Federation, and ACC Training Program.
Dr. Fuster currently serves as Physician-in-Chief of Mount Sinai Hospital, Director of Mount Sinai Heart, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. His extraordinary clinical achievements and his dedication to global health and public education have earned him the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from thirty-three universities.
Career Achievement Award
Thursday, September 24
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM