JACC Awards Recognize Simon Dack Outstanding Reviewers, Elite Reviewers

Contact: Sam Roth, sroth@acc.org, 202-375-6582

WASHINGTON (May 15, 2021) -

The American College of Cardiology is recognizing five peer reviewers for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology with the 2021 Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship and 10 peer reviewers as Elite Reviewers.

Named for the founding editor of JACC, the Simon Dack Award both honors Dack and recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of outstanding peer reviewers who assist the journal in its mission of publishing important new clinical information. This year's recipients are:

  • William Whang, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • Gilbert H. Tang, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • Dominick Angiolillo, MD, PhD, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Mario F.L. Gaudino, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York
  • Bernard Iung, MD, PhD, Bichat Hospital, APHP, Paris, France

Elite Reviewers are individuals who have contributed high-quality critiques to the journal. This year's Elite Reviewers are:

  • Gennaro Sardella, MD, Policlinico Umberto I, Rome, Italy
  • Mohit Turagam, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • Fernando Alfonso, MD, H Universitario La Princesa, Madrid, Spain
  • Behnood Bikdeli, MD, MS, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Kelley P. Anderson, MD, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin
  • Erwan Donal, MD, PhD, University Hospital Pontchaillou, Rennes, France
  • William F. Fearon, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California
  • Antoni Bayes-Genis, MD, PhD, Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
  • John McEvoy, MB BCh MHS, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Gregory Y.H. Lip, MD, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

ACC.21 will take place May 15-17 virtually, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCinTouch, @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC21 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 acc.org.

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, JACC: CardioOncology and JACC: Asia—that prides themselves in publishing the top peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Learn more at JACC.org.


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