HFSA Lifetime Achievement Award

The HFSA Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by the HFSA Board of Directors. The purpose of this award is to recognize a lifetime body of work by individuals who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the field of heart failure.

2023 Award Winner


2024 Award Information 

  • Deadline for Submission: March 11, 2024

  • Award Presentation: HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 (September 27-30, 2024 | Atlanta, GA)

  • Notification to Award Winner: May 2024


Any living individual whose career has focused on heart failure may be nominated. The award will be made based on the recipient’s contributions as follows:

  • Advancement of scientific knowledge, either basic or clinical research directly to heart failure
  • Improvement in the practice of treating patients with heart failure
  • Demonstrated service to the mission of the HFSA

Evaluation of nominees and selection of the recipient will be chosen by a majority vote of the Awards Committee and submitted to the HFSA Board of Directors for approval.

Submission and Nomination Process

Each Nomination should consist of:

  1. A letter of recommendation from a nominator which should highlight the nominees’ career in detail (2 pages maximum)
  2. Copy of an up-to-date curriculum vitae (including publications)

Nominations may only be made by HFSA members in good standing. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Previous Winners are not eligible for this Award!

Nominations are carried forward from the previous three years but information submitted may need to be updated and re-submitted. Materials resubmitted should include any significant developments or contributions which have occurred since the previous submission.

Past Award Winners

2022 – JoAnn Lindenfeld, MD, FHFSA and Debra K. Moser, PhD, RN

2021 – Lynne Warner Stevenson, MD and Inder Anand, MD, PhD

2020 – John C. Burnett, Jr., MD

2019 – Dr. Douglas L. Mann, MD, FHFSA

2018 – Marvin A. Konstam, DM, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA

2017 – Barry H. Greenberg, MD, FHFSA

2016 – Marc Pfeffer, MD, PhD, FHFSA

2015 – Sidney Goldstein, MD, FHFSA

2014 – Gary S. Francis, MD, FHFSA

2013 – Arthur M. Feldman, MD, PhD & Barry M. Massie, MD, FHFSA

2012 – Bertram Pitt MD, FHFSA

2011 – Kathy Dracup, PhD, FHFSA

2010 – Eugene Braunwald, MD, FHFSA

2009 – Kanu Chatterjee, MBBS, FRCP

2008 – Michael R. Bristow, MD, PhD, FHFSA

2007 – Arnold M. Katz, MD

2006 – Jay N. Cohn, MD, FHFSA


Lifetime Meritorious Service Award

2014 – Jay N. Cohn, MD, FHFSA

2013 – Barry M. Massie, MD, FHFSA


If you have questions, please contact tstempel@hfsa.org.

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