American College of Cardiology Recognizes 2023 Young Investigator Awardees During ACC.23/WCC

Contact: Julie Boyland,,

WASHINGTON (Mar 13, 2023) -

The American College of Cardiology has recognized the 2023 winners of its Young Investigator Awards competition, putting a spotlight on the next generation of cardiovascular investigators. The awardees were announced during the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.23/WCC).

The Young Investigator Awards competition aims to encourage promising young investigators in their research journey and features three categories: Basic and Translational Science, Clinical Investigations and Outcomes Research. It is open to physicians, scientists, medical students and other healthcare providers currently in residency or fellowship programs or who are no more than three years out of training.

Eligible candidates must submit an abstract summarizing a problem related to cardiovascular disease to be considered for the Young Investigator Award. Finalists were selected in each of the three categories and invited to present their work at the Young Investigator Awards competition during ACC.23/WCC. This year’s winners are:

Young Investigator Awards in Basic and Translational Science

  • First Place: Andrew Perry, MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Second Place: Felipe Kazmirczak, MD: University of Minnesota

Young Investigator Awards in Clinical Investigations

  • First Place: Sadeer Al-Kindi, MD: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Second Place: Nitish Dhingra, BS: University of Toronto

Young Investigator Awards in Outcomes Research

  • First Place: Jonathan Cunningham, MD: Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Second Place: Andrew Oseran, MD: Massachusetts General Hospital

For more information on these awards, visit here.

ACC.23/WCC took place March 4-6, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCinTouch, @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC23 for the latest news from the meeting.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is the global leader in transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health for all. As the preeminent source of professional medical education for the entire cardiovascular care team since 1949, ACC credentials cardiovascular professionals in over 140 countries who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. Through its world-renowned family of JACC Journals, NCDR registries, ACC Accreditation Services, global network of Member Sections, CardioSmart patient resources and more, the College is committed to ensuring a world where science, knowledge and innovation optimize patient care and outcomes. Learn more at or follow @ACCinTouch.


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