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Bonow Receives Distinguished Cardiology Award

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January 31, 2006

CHICAGO --- Robert O. Bonow, M.D., Max and Lilly Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Cardiology and chief of cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has received the 2006 Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Cardiology in recognition of his profound contributions to health care.

Bonow, who is also chief of cardiology and co-director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, is recognized internationally for his research and teaching in a variety of cardiac diseases, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and heart failure.

Among his honors are the National Institutes of Health Director's Award, the U.S. Public Health Service Commendation Medal and Outstanding Service Medal and elected membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.

He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Fellowship Award (2000) of the American College of Cardiology and the Distinguished Leadership Award (2003) and Distinguished Achievement Award (2005) of the American Heart Association.

Bonow is past-president of the American Heart Association (2002-2003).  He chaired the American Heart Association’s Committee on Scientific Sessions Program (1998 to 2000), Council on Clinical Cardiology (1999-2001) and Clinical Science Committee (2001-2002) and served on the AHA’s board of directors (1999-2004). 

He also serves on the Board of Extramural Advisors of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and chairs ACC/AHA Task Force on Performance Measures.  He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology, the Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the Clinical Research Roundtable of the Institute of Medicine. 

Bonow has published more than 350 scientific articles.  He serves on the editorial boards of 11 medical journals and is an editor along with Drs. Braunwald, Zipes, and Libby of the 7th edition of Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine.