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Three Mayo Clinic physicians receive American Heart Association achievement awards

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Bernard Gersh, M.B., Ch.B., Sharonne Hayes, M.D., and Thomas Brott, M.D.

Three Mayo Clinic physicians received honors from the American Heart Association at the organization’s scientific meeting in Anaheim, California.

  • Thomas Brott, M.D. (N ’98), received the 2017 Research Achievement Award. The recognition rewards distinguished lifetime scientific achievement in the field of cardiovascular research. The AHA gave the honor to Dr. Brott for his pivotal role in the development of lifesaving interventions that have revolutionized treatment of acute ischemic stroke, with enormous consequent benefits dramatically reducing stroke death and disability in the world’s population.Dr. Brott is a consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Florida and the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Professor of Neurosciences in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.
  • Bernard Gersh, M.B., Ch.B. (CV ’79), received the 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award. He was recognized for significant and sustained scientific contributions to building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Gersh has published 929 papers and 144 book chapters. He was named in the Thomson Reuters list of individuals with the greatest number of cited scientific papers for 2002 to 2012. He is a Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Dr. Gersh is a consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and a professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.
  • Sharonne Hayes, M.D. (I ’86, CV ’87, CV ’90), received the 2017 Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award. Dr. Hayes founded the Mayo Clinic Women’s Heart Clinic in 1998. She was appointed as Mayo Clinic’s first director of diversity and inclusion in 2010. She has published on enhancing professional and personal development and mentorship of women and minority physicians and scientists. Dr. Hayes is a consultant in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and a professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

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