ACC Announces Recipients of the Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Elite Reviewers

JACC honors exceptional peer-reviewers who strengthened the journal’s mission to publish important and new clinical research

Contact: Julie Boyland,,

WASHINGTON (Mar 04, 2023) -

The American College of Cardiology has honored five peer reviewers for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology with the 2022 Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship and ten peer reviewers as Elite Reviewers.

The Simon Dack Award was named after the founding editor of JACC. It recognizes exceptional peer reviewers for their contributions and achievements, which help the journal achieve its mission to publish pertinent new clinical information. The 2022 recipients are:

  • Tirone E. David, MD, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
  • John R. Burnett, MD, PhD, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia
  • Carl Edward Orringer, MD, U. of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami
  • Gilbert H. Tang, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
  • Robert S. Rosenson, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

The Elite Reviewers are individuals who have provided high-quality critiques to JACC. This year’s Elite Reviewers are:

  • Antonio Abbate, MD, PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Madeleine Johansson, MD, PhD, Lund University, Malmo, Sweden
  • Vera Bittner, MD, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Michael Miller, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Mohamad Adnan Alkhouli, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Sheldon Gottlieb, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • Morton J. Kern, MD, Long Beach Veterans Admin Hospital, Long Beach, California
  • Poojita Shivamurthy, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • Thomas H. Schindler, MD, Washington University in St Louis, St. Louis
  • Benedikt Schrage, MD, University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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