Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, receives a prestigious award

Dr. Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD Receives Prestigious Gold Medal of Scientific Merit from Barcelona City Council

image: Dr Fuster stands with Barcelona City Council in Spain during the awards ceremony
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Barcelona City Council will honor Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, President of Mount Sinai Heart and Chief Medical Officer of Mount Sinai Hospital, this month with the Gold Medal of Scientific Merit.

Dr. Fuster will receive this award from the Mayor of Barcelona on Monday January 23 at Barcelona City Hall, surrounded by city leaders. This annual Gold Medal is the board’s highest level of recognition, acknowledging Dr. Fuster’s scientific trajectories, academic dedication, and social commitment.

“It’s very emotional for me, because Barcelona is the city I was born in,” says Dr Fuster. “It is a great honor to be considered for my research on cardiovascular disease and the promotion of the health of people of all ages, in Spain and around the world.”

Dr. Fuster is an eminent leader in cardiovascular medicine. His contributions to the field, and to the prevention and treatment of heart disease worldwide, are unparalleled. Dr. Fuster was appointed Director of the Mount Sinai Cardiovascular Institute in 1994, became Director of Mount Sinai Heart upon its inception in 2006, and served in that role until the end of 2022. He made Mount Sinai Heart one of the world’s leading centers. for cardiovascular care, cardiac surgery and advanced research. Dr. Fuster is also Director General of the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC).

Dr. Fuster’s research has paved the way in areas related to the causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease worldwide. It covers the full range of basic science and molecular biology, through clinical studies and large multinational trials, to population science and global medicine. Its global scientific contribution can be summarized by its H-index of 218 (Google Scholar), its 35 in the world Honorary degrees and his status as the most cited Spanish scholar of all time (Google Scholar).

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Fuster is the only cardiologist to have received the highest honors for research from the four major cardiovascular organizations: the American Heart Association (Gold Medal and Research Achievement Award), the American College of Cardiology (Living Legend and Life Achievement Award), the European Society of Cardiology (Gold Medal) and the Inter-American Society of Cardiology (Research Achievement Award). Additionally, in May 2014, King Juan Carlos I of Spain granted Dr. Fuster the title of Marquis for his “exceptional and unceasing research efforts and his work in raising awareness in education”.

He recently received Thailand’s Prince Mahidol Award in Medicine, and last year the American College of Cardiology created the Valentin Fuster Award for Innovation in Science in his honor, naming him its first recipient.

Mount Sinai Heart is one of the world’s top cardiology/cardiac surgery hospitals

Mount Sinai Heart is among the top 6 in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery, according to US news and world report. Newsweek’s “World’s Best Specialty Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Heart #1 in New York and #4 globally.

It is part of the Mount Sinai Health System, which is the largest academic medical system in New York City, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and an extensive network of outpatient practices throughout the greater New York area. We advance medicine and health through education and unparalleled translational research and discovery to provide the safest, highest quality, most accessible and equitable care, and the best value of any healthcare system. health in the country. The health system includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 autonomous joint venture centers; more than 410 outpatient practices in the five boroughs of New York, Westchester and Long Island; and over 30 affiliated community health centers. Mount Sinai Hospital is listed in US News and World Reports “Honor Roll” of the top 20 hospitals in the United States and among the best in the country by specialty: #1 in geriatrics and top 20 in cardiology/cardiac surgery, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology/gastrointestinal surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics , pulmonology / Pulmonary surgery, urology and rehabilitation.

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