Congratulations to Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, who was recently honored by the American Heart Association (AHA) with its most prestigious tribute: the Paul Dudley White Award. Dr. Benjamin was recognized for her major contributions in the areas of atrial fibrillation, inflammation, vascular function and echocardiography. She will receive the award at the AHA’s annual Boston Heart Ball on May 2.
The award is named in honor of one of Boston’s most revered cardiologists and founder of the AHA, Dr. Paul Dudley White. Each year, it is given to a Massachusetts physician who has made a distinguished contribution to the AHA’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Dr. Benjamin is an internationally renowned researcher who has published nearly 400 articles over the course of her career. She was included on the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list in 2014, which features some of the world’s leading scientific minds. She is also a professor at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH).
Her long-standing commitment to the AHA is reflected in her roles as Associate Editor for the AHA’s scientific journal Circulation, as well as Vice Chair of the Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics annual publication.