Temple’s Dr. Arthur Feldman recognized with American College of Cardiology top honor

Feldman to be presented with Distinguished Scientist Award-Basic Domain at ACC’s 68th Annual Scientific Session


Credit: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

(Philadelphia, PA) – Arthur M. Feldman, MD, PhD, FACC, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, has been awarded the 2019 Distinguished Scientist Award-Basic Domain by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in honor of contributions to the cardiovascular profession. Feldman will be recognized for these achievements along with all 2019 Distinguished Award winners at the ACC Convocation, Inauguration and Awards Ceremony on March 18 during the ACC’s 68th Annual Scientific Session in New Orleans.

“Dr. Feldman’s dedication to improving cardiovascular health and enhancing patient care is a testament to his expertise and professionalism,” said ACC President C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC. “It is a privilege to be able to honor Dr. Feldman with the Distinguished Scientist Award-Basic Domain and celebrate his tremendous contributions to the cardiovascular field.”

The Distinguished Scientist Award-Basic Domain is awarded to a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology who has made major scientific contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of cardiovascular disease. The award is given to three recipients; one each in the basic, clinical and translational domains.

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award from the American College of Cardiology,” said Dr. Feldman. “This award also belongs to the many outstanding students and fellows who I was fortunate to have work in my laboratory over the past 30 years.”

Dr. Feldman earned his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park before earning his medical degree at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He then completed his internship, residency and fellowship in cardiovascular disease at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Feldman subsequently held faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins, the University of Pittsburgh where he served as Harry S. Tack Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiology and Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University where he served as the Magee Chair of the Department of Medicine prior to joining Temple in 2011 as the Executive Dean of the School of Medicine, a position he held until 2016.

Dr. Feldman’s research, supported through grants from the National Institutes of Health, has focused on the molecular biology of dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure. He has received numerous awards and honors for his work including election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of University Cardiologists, the Association of American Physicians, the American Clinical and Climatologic Association, and the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. He has served as the President of the Heart Failure Society of America, as the President of the Association of the Professors of Cardiology and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) and the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. He was the recipient of the Rolex Achievement Award from the USILA, the Life Time Achievement Award from the Heart Failure Society of America and the Barry Coller Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science.

Distinguished Awards recipients are nominated by their peers and then selected by the American College of Cardiology Awards Committee.


About The American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.

About Temple Health

Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $2.1 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. The Health System consists of Temple University Hospital (TUH), ranked among the “Best Hospitals” in the region by U.S. News & World Report; TUH-Episcopal Campus; TUH-Northeastern Campus; Fox Chase Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center; Jeanes Hospital, a community-based hospital offering medical, surgical and emergency services; Temple Transport Team, a ground and air-ambulance company; and Temple Physicians, Inc., a network of community-based specialty and primary-care physician practices. TUHS is affiliated with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Temple University Physicians, which is Temple Health’s physician practice plan comprised of more than 500 full-time and part-time academic physicians in 20 clinical departments.

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM), established in 1901, is one of the nation’s leading medical schools. Each year, the School of Medicine educates more than 800 medical students and approximately 240 graduate students. Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Katz School of Medicine is the second-highest ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. According to U.S. News & World Report, LKSOM is among the top 10 most applied-to medical schools in the nation.

Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System (TUHS) and by the Katz School of Medicine. TUHS neither provides nor controls the provision of health care. All health care is provided by its member organizations or independent health care providers affiliated with TUHS member organizations. Each TUHS member organization is owned and operated pursuant to its governing documents.

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