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Awards

Each year, the Florida Chapter, College of Cardiology (FCACC) recognizes dedication to and excellence in cardiovascular medicine in the state of Florida. These distinct and special awards are presented at the Annual Meeting. Nominations can be sent to the FCACC Chapter Office by July 1st of each year to be considered by the chapter awards committee.

Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners

Distinguished Service Award
Diego Sadler, MD, FACC

Presidential Citation
Tamarah Jungklaus, ARNP-BC, AACC

Stop Heart Disease Researcher of the Year
Ki Park, MD, FACC


PREVIOUS WINNERS

Distinguished Service Award - The recipient is honored for exceptional dedication and service to the members, committees, council and/or staff of the Florida Chapter, American College of Cardiology (chapter member in good standing or chapter staff).
1992 Peter Alagona, Jr., MD, FACC, Ray Howard, Robert J. Harvey
1993 Alan B. Miller, MD, FACC
1995 Stephen Babic, MD, FACC
1996 Roy M. Baker, MD, FACC (presented posthumously) 
1997 Michael Nocero, Jr., MD, FACC
1997 Steven R. West, MD, FACC
1998 Mike Prpich, Pfizer, Inc.
1999 Lofty Basta, MD, FACC
2000 Gerold L. Schiebler, MD, FACC
2002 W. Daniel Doty, MD, FACC
2002 Jamie Beth Conti, MD, FACC
2006 Peter Alagona, Jr., MD, FACC and Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC
2007 Richard Berger, MD, FACC and Michael Nocero, Jr., MD, FACC
2008 Juan Aranda, Jr., MD, FACC
2008 Jamie Conti, MD, FACC
2009 Harold Greenberg, MD, FACC
2010 A. Allen Seals, MD, FACC
2013 Daniel Pauly, MD, PhD, FACC
2014 Fred Kusumoto, MD, FACC
2015 Anita Arnold, DO, FACC

2018 Rishi Anand, MD, FACC and William David, MD, FACC

2019 David Winchester, MD, FACC


Merit Award - The Merit Award is presented to a Friend of the Florida Chapter (industry, individual, or other non-ACC organization) who provided exceptional and extraordinary support of the activities of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and/or its Foundation (non-chapter member).
1997 Wil Mick, MBA
1998 Brenda J. Smith
2004 Renee Melanson-Hunt
2007 Ray Howard
2001 Liz Campos
2011 Jeff Howard
2012 Marnie George
2012 Mike Harrell
2015 Ray Howard
 
Henry D. McIntosh Humanitarian Award - The recipient is designated as an individual who consistently demonstrates exceptional empathy and concern for humanity, as demonstrated through his/her selfless, infinitely energetic and inventive dedication for improving the quality of life of others (chapter or non-chapter member).
1992 Erwin M. Vasquez, MD, FACC
1993 Pedro Jose Greer, Jr., MD
1996 Lofty L. Basta, MD, FACC
1997 Lawton Chiles, Jr., LLB
2000 Robert G. Brooks, MD
2004 Thabet Al-Sheikh, MD and Masen Daoud, MD
2011 W. Dan Doty, MD, FACC
 
Founder's Award - The recipient is honored for his/her contribution(s) through initiating, developing and sustaining a significant and worthy change in the mission, goals, activities and/or policies of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, through exceptional, sustained leadership to the Chapter (chapter member in good standing).
1987 Roy Baker, MD, FACC
1988 Carl J. Pepine, MD, FACC
1989 Henry D. McIntosh, MD, MACC
1990 Gerard A. Kaiser, MD, FACC
1992 Michael A. Nocero, Jr., MD, FACC
1993 C. Richard Conti, MD, FACC
1995 Benedict S. Maniscalco, MD, FACC
1998 Robert J. Myerburg, MD, FACC
1999 Alan B. Miller, MD, FACC
2001 Peter Alagona, Jr., MD, FACC
2010 Alberto Montalvo, MD, FACC
2011 Richard Chazal, MD, FACC and Jamie Conti, MD, FACC
2015 Juan Aranda, Jr., MD, FACC
2016 A. Allen Seals, MD, FACC

2019 Fred Kusumoto, MD, FACC

 
Stop Heart Disease Researcher of the Year - This prestigious award is granted to the individual within the State of Florida whose research is felt to have had the broadest impact on the advancement of knowledge in the diagnosis and/or treatment of cardiovascular disease.  For more information visit  www.floridaheart.org/Researcher/
2003 Marco Costa, MD, FACC
2004 Daniel Pauly, MD, PhD, FACC
2005 Nanette Bisopric, MD, FACC
2006 Dominick Angiolillo, MD, FACC
2007 Joy Lincoln, MD, FACC
2008 Richard Schofield, MD, FACC
2009 Anthony Bavry, MD, FACC
2010 Jianqin Wei, MD, FACC
2011 Mauricio Cohen, MD, FACC
2012 Lina Shehadeh, MD, FACC
2013 Jose Renato Pinto, PhD
2014  David Winchester, MD, FACC
2015 Claudia Rodrigues, MD
2016 Yanfei Qi, PhD
2017 Brian Shapiro, MD, FACC
2018 Joshua Hutcheson, MD

2019 Monica Aggarwal, MD, FACC


Special Achievement Award - The recipient is recognized for his/her exceptional and outstanding support of a specific project, goal, and/or mission of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (chapter member)...specify the Mission. Under unusual circumstances this award could be bestowed on a member of the Chapter for exceptional and outstanding support of worthy projects of other organizations, the purpose of which the FCACC strongly supported.
1989 C. Richard Conti, MD, FACC
1990 Benedict Maniscalco, MD, FACC
1994 Team of: Henry D. McIntosh, MD, MACC, Peter Alagona, Jr., MD, FACC, Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC and W. Daniel Doty, MD, FACC
1997 Robert A. Turkel, MD, FACC
1997 Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC
1998 N.H. Bo Tucker, MD & The Task Force on Early Diagnosis of AMI
1998 Steven R. West, MD, FACC
2001 Stephen Babic, MD, FACC
2003 Donald G. Rosenberg, MD
2003 Fadi Matar, MD, FACC
2005 Richard A. Berger, MD, FACC
2006 Jerold Saef, MD, FACC
2012 George Thomas, MD, FACC
2013 Rishi Anand, MD, FACC, Octavio Cosme, MD, FACC, David Kenigsberg, MD, FACC, David Perloff, MD, FACC
2015 Jose Ramon Gonzalez Juanatey, MD

2019 Mario Lopez, MD, FACC


Presidential Citation - The recipient is recognized for continued dedicated service, with limited Chapter or other recognition, usually for several years, that results in strengthening the organizational and/or financial structure of the Chapter. As a result, resources are available so that others may carry on widely recognized and acclaimed programs that further the mission of the Chapter.
1995 Peter Alagona, Jr., MD, FACC
1997 Alberto E. Montalvo, MD, FACC
1998 Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC
2003 Robert E. Cline, MD, FACC
2003 Steven R. West, MD, FACC
2004 Marian Limacher, MD, FACC
2006 C. Richard Conti, MD, FACC
2008 C. Richard Conti, MD, MACC
2008 Steve West, MD, FACC
2010 Juan Aranda, Jr., MD, FACC
2010 Daniel Pauly, MD, FACC
2013 Jerold Saef, MD, FACC
2015 Christi Hudiburg; Alex Llanos, MD, FACC; Tom Lewandowski, MD, FACC; Josh Purrow, MD, FACC; Kishore Ranadive, MD, FACC
2017 Scott Greenwood, MD, FACC; Arwa Saidi, MB, Bch, FACC

2019 Mustafa Ahmed, MD, FACC; Samantha Malloy, ARNP-C, AACC 


Gifted Teacher Award - The recipient is recognized as a physician who has learned that the Latin word from which "doctor" is derived means "to teach". He/she has devoted over many years boundless energy to teaching. Through the dedicated efforts of that individual, the image of an institution and/or a city has/have become recognized widely as a place where learning of both physicians and the laity is encouraged.
1995 Ali Ghahramani, MD, FACC
1996 Louis J. Acierno, MD, FACC
1998 Agustin Castellanos, MD, FACC
1999 C. Richard Conti, MD, FACC
2000 Leonard Dreifus, MD, FACC
2001 Carl J. Pepine, MD, MACC 
2015 Leonard Dreifus, MD, MACC
2017 Gladys Palacio Verarde, MD, FACC
 
Gifted Scientist Award - The recipient is a scientist working within the State of Florida who has made sentinel contributions to further the knowledge about one or more areas of cardiology through personal research efforts.
1995 Bruce Kottke, MD, FACC
1998 Wilmer Nichols, PhD
2006 Robert Myerburg, MD, FACC
2009 Carl J. Pepine, MD, MACC

Fellow's Choice Award - The Fellow’s Choice Award is given to a member who has impacted the lives of fellows-in-training through dedication to teaching and mentoring the youngest generation of cardiologists. The award rotates to each training program in the state and is chosen by the fellows of the program.
2017 Xavier Prida, MD, FACC

2018 Michael Dyal, MD, FACC

2019 Anthony Bavry, MD, MPH, FACC



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