Young Researchers Recognized by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology Sister Journals

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WASHINGTON (Mar 30, 2020) -

Fourteen young authors have been awarded Young Author Achievement Awards by the American College of Cardiology in recognition of outstanding research published in one of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology’s sister journals.

“We feel proud that the JACC journals continue to recognize up-and-coming researchers, as well as their mentors and institutional research programs, to honor the next-generation of investigators,” said JACC Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, on behalf of the JACC Editors.

The Young Author Achievement Awards are awarded to researchers within the first five years of their training. Editorial boards for each JACC sister journal nominate winners chosen from research submitted in the prior year. This year’s winners and their mentors are:

JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions

  • Pierre C. Qian, BSc, MBBS Hons.
    Westmead Hospital
    Mentor: Stuart P. Thomas, MBBS, PhD
    Study: “Transvascular Pacing of Aorticorenal Ganglia Provides a Testable Procedural Endpoint for Renal Artery Denervation”
  • Florian K. Enzmann, MD
    Paracelsus Medical University
    Mentor: Klaus Linni, MD
    Study: “Nitinol Stent Versus Bypass in Long Femoropopliteal Lesions: 2-Year Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial”

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging

  • O’Neil R. Mason, MD
    Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health and Science University
    Mentor: Jonathan R. Lindner, MD
    Study: “Augmentation of Tissue Perfusion in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease Using Microbubble Cavitation”
  • Shiro Nakamori, MD
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
    Mentor: Reza Nezafat, PhD
    Study: “Changes in Myocardial Native T1 and T2 After Exercise Stress: A Noncontrast CMR Pilot Study”

JACC: Heart Failure

  • Pieter Martens, MD, PhD
    Hasselt University
    Mentor: Wilfried Mullens, MD, PhD
    Study: “Urinary Sodium Profiling in Chronic Heart Failure to Detect Development of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure”
  • Christopher D. Barrett, MD
    Stanford University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Ronald M. Witteles, MD
    Study: “A Changing Landscape of Mortality for Systemic Light Chain Amyloidosis”

JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology

  • Eoin Donnellan, MD
    Cleveland Clinic
    Mentor: Oussama Wazni, MD
    Study: “Association Between Pre-Ablation Glycemic Control and Outcomes Among Patients With Diabetes Undergoing Atrial Fibrillation Ablation”
  • Claire A. Glashan, MD
    Leiden University Medical Center
    Mentor: Katja Zeppendfeld, MD, PhD
    Study: “Multisize Electrodes for Substrate Identification in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Validation by Integration of Whole Heart Histology”

JACC: Basic to Translational Science

  • Paola C. Roasas, MD, PhD, BSPharm
    Center for Cardiovascular Research, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
    Mentor: Carl W. Tong, MD, PhD
    Study: “Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein-C Phosphorylation Mitigates Age-Related Cardiac Dysfunction: Hope for Better Aging?”
  • Kathryn C. Chatfield, MD, PhD
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Colorado
    Mentor: Brian L. Stauffer, MD
    Study: “Elamipretide Improves Mitochondrial Function in the Failing Human Heart”

JACC: Case Reports

  • Chetan P. Huded, MD, MSc
    Cleveland Clinic
    Mentor: Amar Krishnaswamy, MD
    Study: “Management of MitraClip Single-Leaflet Detachment with an Additional Clip and an Amplatzer Vascular Plug”
  • Takahiro Tsushima, MD
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Mentor: Judith A. Mackall, MD
    Study: “Sequential Use of Aminophylline and Theophylline for Temporizing Neck Cancer-Induced Carotid Sinus Syncope”

JACC: CardioOncology

  • Ambarish Pandey, MD, MSCS
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Mentor: Javed Butler, MD
    Study: “Efficacy of Neurohormonal Therapies in Preventing Cardiotoxicity in Patients With Cancer Under Chemotherapy”
  • Tobias J. Pfeffer, MD
    Hannover Medical School
    Mentor: Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, PhD
    Study: “Increased Cancer Prevalence in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy”

ACC.20/WCC will take place March 28-30, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCinTouch, @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC20/#WCCardio for the latest news from the meeting.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology ranks among the top cardiovascular journals in the world for its scientific impact. JACC is the flagship for a family of journals—JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Heart Failure, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, JACC: Basic to Translational Science, JACC: Case Reports and JACC: CardioOncology—that prides themselves in publishing the top peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Learn more at


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