ACC Honors 2023 Recipients of the Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Elite Reviewers

JACC recognizes the stand-out peer-reviewers whose work fortified the journal’s mission to publish pertinent, new clinical research

Contact: Julie Boyland,,

ATLANTA (Apr 05, 2024) -

This year, the American College of Cardiology honors five peer-reviewers for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) with the Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship and ten peer reviewers as Elite Reviewers.

The Simon Dack Award is named after the founding editor of JACC and recognizes outstanding peer reviewers for their contributions and achievements. The recipients’ efforts help JACC achieve its mission to publish new and important clinical information. The 2023 recipients are:

  • Anna Sannino, MD, PhD, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, Dallas
  • Gilbert H. L. Tang, MD, MSc, MBA, Mount Sinai Fuster Heart Hospital, New York
  • Alaa Alashi, MD, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Joshua Lampert, MD, Mount Sinai Fuster Heart Hospital, New York
  • John W. McEvoy, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

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

  • Carl Edward Orringer, MD, NCH Health Care System, Naples, Florida
  • William Whang, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • David S. Bach, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • George L. Bakris, MD, The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago
  • Islam Y. Elgendy, MD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Marco Guazzi, MD, PhD, University of Milan, Milan
  • Stephane Manzo-Silberman, MD, Sorbonne University; Institute of Cardiology- Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris
  • Poojita Shivamurthy, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
  • Mario Gaudino, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York
  • Wael A. Jaber, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland

ACC.24 will take place April 6-8, 2024, in Atlanta, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCinTouch@ACCMediaCenter and #ACC24 for the latest news from the meeting.

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