Influential Medical Leaders

04/07/17

Tucson Local Media honored several Sarver Heart Center members and affiliates as “Influential Health and Medical Leaders” at its recent awards program.

Lifetime Achievement in Health Care – Individual: Karl B. Kern, MD, co-director and the Gordon A. Ewy, MD Distinguished Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine of the UA Sarver Heart Center and professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine.

Outstanding Heart Care: Peter Ott, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and the Peter Ott, MD Endowed Chair of Electrophysiology at the UA Sarver Heart Center.

Achievement in Medical Devices: Marvin J. Slepian, MD, professor of medicine and biomedical engineering, UA College of Medicine – Tucson, Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine and director of the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI).

Outstanding Health Organization: Large award: Banner-University Health Center

Achievement in Wellness Programs: Individual or Organization: Steven M. Gootter Foundation

“It is inspiring that out of 20 award categories, the contributions of these Sarver Heart Center faculty members and affiliated organizations were so prominently recognized by Tucson Local Media,” said Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and chief of cardiology.

More than 100 nominations were submitted by patients, colleagues, families and associates. The final vote was taken by a panel of independent judges.

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