Hannah Valantine Receives ACC Award for Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion
The Stanford Department of Medicine was well-represented at the 71st Annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Session & Expo over the weekend. Hannah A. Valantine, MD, FACC, professor of cardiovascular medicine, received the 2022 Pamela S. Douglas Distinguished Award for Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion.
The award “honors an ACC member who has been recognized as a champion of an inclusive workforce, a leader in creating an inclusive environment and/or a national voice on the importance of engaging diverse perspectives and backgrounds in the cardiovascular field.”
“Dr. Valantine has made exceptional contributions to the field of cardiology through her commitment to transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health,” said ACC President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC.
“It is an honor to be able to recognize Dr. Valantine with the Pamela S. Douglas Distinguished Award for Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion and celebrate her achievements in cardiology.”
In addition to Valantine’s recognition, the ACC recognized Fatima Rodriguez, MD, assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine, with the 2022 Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award and cardiovascular fellows Brian Palmisano, MD, PhD, and Krishna Pundi, MD, who received the ACC/ABC/Merck and BMS Research Fellowships, respectively.