American College of Cardiology Recognizes 19 Distinguished Award Recipients

Winners will be honored during Convocation at ACC.24 for their contributions in transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health

Contact: Julie Boyland,,

ATLANTA (Apr 08, 2024) -

The American College of Cardiology is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Distinguished Awards. The nineteen recipients have made exceptional contributions to the cardiovascular professional, aiding the ACC in its mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.

Awardees will be recognized during Convocation at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session (ACC.24) taking place April 6-8, 2024, in Atlanta.

The 2024 Distinguished Award winners are:

2024 Bernadine Healy Leadership in Women’s CV Disease

Harmony Reynolds, MD, FACC


2024 Distinguished CV Team Member

Andrea Price, MS, RCIS, CPHQ, AACC


2024 Distinguished Fellow

Sandra Lewis, MD, FACC


2024 Distinguished Mentor

Thomas Marwick, MD, PhD, FACC


2024 Distinguished Scientist (Basic Domain)

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, FACC


2024 Distinguished Scientist (Clinical Domain)

Sumeet Chugh, MD, FACC


2024 Distinguished Scientist (Translational Domain)

Michelle Albert, MD, MPH, FACC


2024 Distinguished Teacher

Nitish Badhwar, MBBS, FACC


2024 Gifted Educator
Payal Kohli, MD, FACC


2024 International Service

Monica Acevedo, MD, FACC


2024 Lifetime Achievement

Suzanne Oparil, MD, FACC         


2024 Pamela S. Douglas Award for Diversity and Inclusion         

Herman Taylor, Jr., MD, FACC   


2024 Presidential Citation                        
Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC


2024 Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist

Emily S. Lau, MD, FACC


2024 Valentin Fuster Award for Innovation in Science
* supported by Elsevier, ACC’s publishing partner

Peter Libby, MD, FACC


2024 Masters of the ACC (MACC)

Claire Duvernoy, MD, FACC

Daniel Jose Pineiro, MD, FACC

M. Eugene Sherman, MD, FACC

B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC


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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