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Robert O. Bonow Awarded American Heart Association's Highest Honor for Cardiovascular Medicine

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November 20, 2009

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Dr. Robert Bonow of Northwestern receives James B. Herrick award at AHA 2009 Scientific Sessions

Robert O. Bonow, MD On November 14 the American Heart Association’s Council on Clinical Cardiology presented its highest honor, the James B. Herrick Award, to Northwestern Memorial Hospital cardiologist and Northwestern University researcher Robert O. Bonow, MD, citing his "inestimable contributions to a broad spectrum of cardiovascular medicine advancements."

For more than 30 years, Dr. Bonow has added significantly to knowledge of such topics as valvular heart disease, myocardial viability, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and cardiac imaging techniques. The American Heart Association’s Council on Clinical Cardiology presents the James B. Herrick Award each year to the physician whose scientific achievements have contributed profoundly to the advancement and practice of clinical cardiology. 

A past president of the American Heart Association, Dr. Bonow is chief, Division of Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial and serves as its vice chair, Department of Medicine and director of its Center for Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Additionally, he is the Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the author of more than 400 original research reports, seven books and 80 book chapters. 

Other recent American Heart Association honors for Dr. Bonow include:

  • 2007 Gold Heart Award
  • 2003 Distinguished National Leadership Award
  • 2002 Coeur d’Or Award

Dr. Bonow served as president of the American Heart Association (2002 - 2003), served on its Board of Directors (1999 - 2004), chaired its Clinical Science Committee (2001-2002), Council on Clinical Cardiology (1999-2001), and Committee on Scientific Sessions Program (1998-2000).

Media Contact:

Kris Lathan, Director
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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