Award Recipients from the California Chapter of the ACC

 

Above: Elliot Rapaport Cardiologist of the Year 2019 receipient Yzhar Charuzi, MD, FACC with Governors Pranav Patel, Ramin Manshadi, and ACC Vice President-elect Dipti Itchhaporia.

Above: Outstanding Achievement of the Year for 2019 recipient Irving Loh, MD, FACC with Governors Pranav Patel, Ramin Manshadi

Above: Educator of the Year for 2019 recipient Ramdas G. Pai MD, FACC with Governors Pranav Patel, Ramin Manshadi

Above: George L. Smith Advocate of the Year for 2019 recipient John Baker, MD, FACC with Governors Pranav Patel, Ramin Manshadi

Above: Elliot Rapaport Cardiologist of the Year for 2018 recipient Robert A. Harrington, MD, MACC with CA ACC President Ramin Manshadi, MD, FACC

Above: Eliott Rapaport Cardiologist of the Year 2010 recipient Dr. Prakash Deedwania with Govenor Dipti Itchhaporia

CA ACC encourages all members to participate in our awards process. Awards are given at our Annual Awards Celebration Dinner each year in November. Nominations are open to the entire CA ACC membership. You can nominate a fellow member or yourself! Winners must be CA ACC Members in good standing and not have been recognized in that category previously. Activity nationally will be considered in each category.  CA ACC Chapter Awards are:

  • Richard Cheng, MD | Winner of the William E.Shell, MD Excellence in Fellowship Award
  • Jonathan Gordin, MD, UCLA
  • Rigved Tadwalker, MD, Harbor-UCLA
  • Travis E. Harrell, MD, Naval Medical Center – San Diego
  • Gaurav Sharma, MD, UC Davis
  • Howard Lan, DO, Loma Linda University
  • Mohammad Usman Qazi, MD, UC Irvine
  • Christopher A. Groh, MD, UCSF
  • Erika Jones, MD, USC
  • Micah J. Roberts, DO, UCSF – Fresno
  • June-Wha-Wha Rhee, MD, Stanford
  • Brandon Kai, MD, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles
  • Michael John Wilkinson, MD, UC San Diego
  • Carolyn Enders, MD, California Pacific Medical Center Divison of Cardiology, San Francisco

Eliott Rapaport Cardiologist of the Year

The Cardiologist that made the greatest impact on our profession in California this year, or made contributions to the field of Cardiology worthy or recognition.

  • 2019 Yzhar Charuzi, MD, FACC
  • 2018 Robert A. Harrington, MD, MACC
  • 2017 Karol Watson, MD, FACC
  • 2016 Myrvin Ellestad, MD, FACC
  • 2015 Paul Teirstein, MD, FACC
  • 2014 PK Shah & Robert Siegel, MD, FACC
  • 2013 Pravin Shah, MD, FACC
  • 2012 Daniel Berman, MD FACC
  • 2011 Ralph Brindis, MD, MACC
  • 2010 P. Deedwania, MD, FACC
  • 2009 Willian J. French, MD, FACC
  • 2008 Lawrence J. Laslett, MD, FACC
  • 2007 Joseph M. Ruggio, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI
  • 2005 John Harold, MD FACC
  • 2014 Evelyn Taverna AACC
  • 2013 Maria “Fe” White
  • 2012 Kelly Matsuda PhD
  • 2011 Char Hagaman
  • 2010 Jen Ballard Hernandez
  • 2009 Eileen Pummer RN, MSN, CPHQ
  • 2008 Frances Saldivar NP
  • 2007 Margo Minissian NP

Distinguished Service (UPDATE LINK  FITS)

A physician, scientist or layperson who, by individual effort, has made profound contributions to medicine and/or the delivery of health care. Former College presidents are not eligible for this award.

  • 2019 William Bommer, MD, FACC
  • 2018 Richard F. Wright, MD, FACC
  • 2016 Myrvin Ellestad, MD, FACC
  • 2015 Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC
  • 2014 Anthony Demaria, MD, MACC
  • 2013 William Ricks MD FACC
  • 2012 Charles Mckay MD FACC
  • 2010 James C. MacMillan
  • 2009 John G. Harold MD, FACC
  • 2008 Robert M. Davidson MD, FACC.

George L Smith Advocate of the Year

The member who most successfully engages with legislators and regulators to represent and protect cardiovascular interests and patients.

  • 2019 John Baker, MD, FACC
  • 2018 Nassir Azimi, MD, FACC
  • 2017 Ramin Manshadi, MD, FACC
  • 2016 Norman Lepor, MD, FACC
  • 2015 William Shatner
  • 2014 Tim Madden, Legislative Analyst
  • 2013 Norman Lepor
  • 2012 Sheila Kar
  • 2011 Raymond Yen
  • 2010 William Lewis

Cardiovascular Team Member of the Year UPDATE LINK HERE

The CV Team member (APP, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Pharmacist, Echo Tech, Sonographer, et.) that has substantially contributed to the profession (teaching/supporting, promoting, etc.)

  • 2018 Julia Itsiksen, CNS
  • 2017 Mary Schoenbaum, NP, AACC

Future Leader UPDATE LINK HERE

The CV Team member (APP, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Pharmacist, Echo Tech, Sonographer, et.) that has substantially contributed to the profession (teaching/supporting, promoting, etc.)

  • 2018 Sonia Samtani, MD
  • 2017 Jamal Rana, MD, FACC
  • 2016 Daniel Jurewitz, MD FACC
  • 2015 Anthony Hilliard, MD, FACC
  • 2013 Christopher Oh MD FACC;
  • Nathan Wong, Seema Pursnani,
  • Howaida El_said
  • 2012 Raymond Yen
  • 2011 Brad Angeja MD, FACC
  • 2008 Ramin Manshadi MD, FACC
  • 2007 Benjamin Cohen MD FACC

Ambassador of the Year

The member or public figure that promotes the brand of the FACC and of the CA ACC to the general public most effectively.

  • 2018 Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC
  • 2016 Matt Iseman, MD
  • 2009 Richard Wright MD, FACC.

Educator of the Year

The member who is most prolific and accomplished at providing education to our membership or the general public.

  • 2019 Ramdas G. Pai MD, FACC
    2018 David Rubenson MD, FACC

 

Lifetime Achievement

An individual who has had a lifetime of outstanding achievements in the field of cardiovascular disease and has served as a role model through service, basic or clinical research and teaching. Former College presidents are not eligible for this award.

  • 2019 Sami Nazzal MD, FACC
  • 2014 Anthony Demaria, MD, MACC
  • 2019 Irving Loh, MD, FACC
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