Dr. Valentin Fuster Honored by Thailand Royalty for Outstanding Medical Contributions

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12 Nov 2020
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Five of the past award winners of this award subsequently received the Nobel Prize

Thailand’s Royal Family has announced it’s honoring Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, General Director of the National Center for Cardiovascular Research or CNIC in Madrid, Spain, naming him a winner of the 29th annual Prince Mahidol Award in the field of Medicine.  This prestigious recognition from the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation acknowledges Dr. Fuster’s international leadership over the past four decades as a clinical scientist for his breakthrough contributions to cardiovascular medicine, and more recently as an advocate for promoting global cardiovascular health worldwide. 

“Our more recent research is dedicated to understanding the scientific basis of cardiovascular health, including the heart and brain.  This award serves as motivation to continue to work toward achieving global cardiovascular health, and I consider it as an honor to all the teams across the world who have helped with these projects,” says Dr. Fuster who also serves as Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospita and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Dr. Fuster is a past president of both the American Heart Association and the World Heart Federation. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, where he served as chair of the Committee on Preventing the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease, and was a Council member of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Fuster was also President of the Training Program of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Fuster’s research is unparalleled in areas relating to the causes, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease globally, and spans the full range from hardcore basic science and molecular biology, through clinical studies and large scale multinational trials, to population sciences and global medicine.  His scientific contribution worldwide can be summarized by his H Index is 205 (Google Scholar), his 35 worldwide Honoris Causa and the most highly cited Spanish Research Scientist of all times (Google Scholar). 

Prince Mahidol Award Foundation gives out two awards every year for advancing the world’s medical and public health services.  Five of the past award winners of this award subsequently received the Nobel Prize. Dr. Valentin Fuster will receive his award in the field of medicine during a ceremony at Thailand’s Royal Palace scheduled for January, 2022 (due to the COVID-10 pandemic).