AACVPR Award Recipients

Click on an award below to view the list of past recipients:

L. KENT SMITH AWARD OF EXCELLENCE | L. KENT SMITH EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE AWARD 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD | DR. LINDA K. HALL INNOVATION AWARD  

OUTSTANDING AFFILIATE SOCIETY AWARD

MICHAEL L. POLLOCK ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATOR AWARD

THOMAS L. PETTY DISTINGUISHED PULMONARY SCHOLAR AWARD

PRESIDENTIAL RECOGNITION & CITATION AWARD | BEGINNING INVESTIGATOR AWARD


L. Kent Smith Award of Excellence

Congratulations to the 2018 L. Kent Smith Award of Excellence Recipient: 

Anne Gavic-Ott, MPA, RCEP, MAACVPR

2017: Chris Garvey, FNP, MSN, MPA, MAACVPR 
2016: Murray Low, EdD, FACSM, MAACVPR 

2015: Randal J. Thomas, MD, MS, MAACVPR, FACC, FAHA
2014: Larry F. Hamm, PhD, MAACVPR
2013: Jody C. Hereford, MS, BSN, MAACVPR
2012: Marjorie L. King, MD, FACC, MAACVPR
2011: Karen Lui, MS, BSN, MAACVPR
2010: John Porcari, PhD, MAACVPR
2009: Kerry J. Stewart, EdD, MAACVPR
2008: Brian W. Carlin, MD, MAACVPR
2007: Reed Humphrey, PhD, PT, MAACVPR
2006: Philip A. Ades, MD, MAACVPR
2005: Mark A. Williams, PhD, MAACVPR
2004: Pat Comoss, RN, BS, MAACVPR
2003: Linda K. Hall, PhD, MAACVPR
2002: Andrew L. Ries, MD, MPH, MAACVPR
2001: L. Kent Smith, MD, MPH, FAACVPR
2000: Nancy Houston Miller, RN, BSN, FAACVPR
1999: William L. Haskell, PhD, FACSM, FAACVPR
1998: John E. Hodgkin, MD, MAACVPR
1997: Henry S. Miller, Jr., MD, MAACVPR
1996: Terence Kavanagh, MD, FAACVPR
1995: Thomas L. Petty, MD
1994: Philip K. Wilson, EdD, MAACVPR
1993: Michael L. Pollock, PhD, FAACVPR
1992: Barry A. Franklin, PhD, MAACVPR
1991: Kathy A. Berra, MSN, ANP, MAACVPR
1990: Bruno Balke, MD, PhD
1989: William F. Miller, MD
1988: Samuel M. Fox, III, MD, FAACVPR
1987: Nanette Kass Wenger, MD, MAACVPR
1986: Herman K. Hellerstein, MD, FAACVPR

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L. Kent Smith Excellence in Clinical Practice Award*

*The L. Kent Smith Excellence in Clinical Practice Award was discontinued in 2012.

2011: Vera Bittner, MD, MSPH, FAACVPR
2010: Gerald Fletcher, MD 
2009: Lana Hilling, CRT, RCP, FAACVPR 
2008: Kathy Berra, MSN, ANP, FAACVPR 
2007: Carl N. King, EdD, FAACVPR 
2006: Noel D. Nequin, MD, FAACVPR 
2005: Glen H. Porter, PhD 
2004: Wayne Sotile, PhD, FAACVPR 
2003: Howard Pyfer

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Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to the 2018 Distinguished Service Award recipient:  


Maria Buckley, PhD

2017: Jane S. Knipper, RN, MA, AE-C, MAACVPR, Barbara B. Flato, MSN, RN-BC, CCRP, FAACVPR, Joel W. Hughes, PhD, FAACVPR

2016: Barbara B. Flato, MSN, RN-BC, CCRP, FAACVPR
2015: Kent A. Eichenauer, PsyD, FAACVPR
2014: Bonnie Anderson, MS, CES, RCEP, FAACVPR; Patrick Savage, MS, FAACVPR
2013: Barbra A. Fagan, MS, RCEP, FAACVPR; Tracy Herrewig, MS, RECEP, FAACVPR; Kathleen Zarling, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FPCNA, FAACVPR
2012: Richard A. Josephson, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FACP, FAACVPR; Michael McNamara, MS, FAACVPR; Randal J. Thomas, MD, MS, FAACVPR
2011: Gerene S. Bauldoff, RN, PhD, FAACVPR; Larry F. Hamm, PhD, FAACVPR
2010: Mark D. Senn, PhD, FAACVPR; Steven Lichtman, EdD, FAACVPR
2009: Chris Garvey, FNP, MSN, MPA, FAACVPR; Helen Graham, PhD, RN
2008: Katrina Parker, MS, FAACVPR; Gayla Oakley, RN, RAACVPR; Jonathan Raskin, MD, FAACVPR
2007: Candace Steele, RN, BC, MA, FAACVPR; Mark Vitcenda, MS, FAACVPR
2006: G. Curt Meyer, MS, FACHE, FAACVPR; June Schulz, RRT, FAACVPR; Murray Low, EdD, FAACVPR
2005: Susan Carter, RN, BC, FAACVPR; Rebecca Crouch, PT, MS, FAACVPR; Robin Cuffe, MSEd, RN, BC, CHES, FAACVPR
2004: Sue Keller, BSN, MS, FAACVPR; Jane Reardon, MSN, APRN, FAACVPR; Bonnie K. Sanderson, PhD, RN, FAACVPR
2003: Marjorie King, MD, FAACVPR; Anne Gavic, BS, FAACVPR; Jody Heggestad Hereford, BSN, MS, FAACVPR; Trina Limberg, BS, RRT, FAACVPR; Richard ZuWallack, MD
2002: Edward J. Haver, MA, FAACVPR; Terri A. Merritt-Worden, MS, FAACVPR; Douglas R. Southard, PhD, MPH, PA-C, FAACVPR
2001: Philip A. Ades, MD, FAACVPR; Kathy Berra, ANP, MSN, FAACVPR; Reed Humphrey, PhD, PT, FAACVPR; Karen R. Lui, RN, C, MS, FAACVPR; Gretchen W. Peske, RN, MSN, FAACVPR
2000: F. Stuart Sanders, MD, FAACVPR; Kimberly Wood Woeber, PhD, FAACVPR
1999: Gary J. Balady, MD, FAACVPR; Carl N. King, EdD, FAACVPR; Jeanne E. Ruff, MS, FAACVPR
1998: Brian W. Carlin, MD, FAACVPR; Martha Livingston, RN, MBA, FAACVPR; Noel Nequin, MD,  FAACVPR; Lenore Zohman, MD
1997: Mary Burns, RN, BS; Kenneth Moser, MD; Kerry J. Stewart, EdD, FAACVPR; Mark A. Williams, PhD, FAACVPR
1995: Susan D. Fuhrman, RN, C, RRT, FAACVPR; John P. Porcari, PhD, FAACVPR; Andrew L. Ries., MD, MPH, FAACVPR
1994: Gerilynn L. Connors, RCP, RRT, FAACVPR; Linda K. Hall, PhD, FAACVPR; Lana Hilling, RCP, CRTT, FAACVPR

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Dr. Linda K. Hall Innovation Award 

Congratulations to the 2018 Dr. Linda K. Hall Innovation Award recipient:

Iowa City VA Health Care System  

Sponsored by: 


2017: University of Alabama at Birmingham Telehealth Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program's,  Birmingham, AL
2016: Fairview Health Services - Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Rehab, Wyoming, MN
2015: Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa, AZ
2014: Upland Hills Health's Cancer Empowermant Program, Dodgeville, WI
2010: Fletcher Allen Health Care South Burlington, VT
2009: Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital's Return to Work: Live Your Action Potential, Dallas, TX
2008: University of Michigan's Metabolic Fitness Program, Ann Arbor, MI
2007: William Beaumont Hospital Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation's Advanced Training Program (ATP), Royal Oak, MI
2006: Beaufort Memorial Hospital's LifeFit Chronic Disease Management Program, Beaufort, SC
2005: Summa Health System, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Akron, OH

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Outstanding Affiliate Society Award

Congratulations to the 2018 Outstanding Affiliate Award recipient:


California Society for Cardiac Rehab (CSCR)

2017: The Illinois Society for Cardiopulmonary Health and Rehabilitation (ISCHR) 
2016: Iowa Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (IACPR)
2015: Texas Association of Cardiovascularr and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (TACVPR)
2014: Ohio Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (OACVPR)
2013: Wisconsin Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation (WISCPHR) 
2012: North Carolina Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association (NCCRA)
2011: Missouri-Kansas Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (MOKSACVPR)
2010: Texas Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (TACVPR)
2009: Michigan Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (MSCVPR)
2008: Upper Plains Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association (UPCRA)
2007: Wisconsin Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation (WISCPHR)
2006: Tri-State Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (TSSCVPR)

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Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award

Congratulations to the 2018 Michael L. Pollock Established Investigator Award recipient:

Sherry L. Grace, PhD, CSS

2017: Randal J. Thomas, MD, MS, MAACVPR, FACC, FAHA
2016: William Kraus, MD
2015: Paul D. Thompson, MD
2014: Vera Bittner, MSPH, MD, MAACVPR
2013: Carl "Chip" Lavie, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP
2012: Nanette Kass Wenger, MD, MAACVPR
2011: William L. Haskell, PhD, FACSM, FAACVPR
2010: Richard Casaburi, PhD, MD, FAACVPR
2009: Steven Keteyian, PhD, FAACVPR
2008: Josef Niebauer, MD, PhD
2007: Jonathan Myers, PhD, FAACVPR
2006: Carl Foster, PhD, MAACVPR
2005: Neil B. Oldridge, PhD, FAACVPR
2004: Barry A. Franklin, PhD, MAACVPR
2003: Gary J. Balady, MD, MAACVPR
2002: James A. Blumenthal, PhD, FAACVPR
2001: Philip A. Ades, MD, MAACVPR

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Thomas L. Petty Distinguished Pulmonary Scholar Award

Congratulations to the 2018 Thomas L. Petty Distinguished Pulmonary Scholar recipient: 

Linda Nici, MD

2017: Richard L. ZuWallack, MD
2016: Neil R. MacIntyre, MD, FAACVPR
2015: Roger S. Goldstein, MB, ChB, FRCP (UK) FRCP (C) FCCP
2014: Eileen G. Collins, PhD, RN, FAACVPR, FAAN
2013: Bartolome R. Celli, MD
2012: Andrew L. Ries, MD, MPH, MAACVPR

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Presidential Recognition & Citation Award

Congratulations to the 2018 Presidential Recognition recipients:

Vera Bittner, MD, MSPH, MAACVPR
Carolinas Healthcare System
Murray Low, EdD, FACSM, MAACVPR
Henry Ford Hospital
Bonnie Sanderson, RN, PhD, MAACVPR
Auburn University


2017: Adam T. deJong, MA, FAACVPR, FACSM, Steven J. Keteyian, PhD, FAACVPR
2016: Gerene S. Bauldoff, PhD, RN, FCCP, FAACVpR, FAAN; Barbra Fagan, MS, RCEP, FAACVPR, Marjorie L. King, MD, FACC, MAACVPR
2015: Murray Low, EdD, FACSM, MAACVPR
2014: Karen Lui, RN, MS, MAACVPR; Abigail Lynn, AACVPR Operations Manager
2013: Philip A. Ades, MD, MAACVPR; Steven J. Keteyian, PhD, FAACVPR
2012: Bonnie L. Anderson, MS, CES, RCEP, FAACVPR; Jensen S. Chiu, MHA; Mark Vitcenda, MS, RCEP, FAACVPR
2011: Mark Williams, PhD, MAACVPR
2010: Phillip Porte, Legislative Analyst, GRQ Consulting, LLC; Thomas J. Spring (MSCVPR); Richard Sukeena (OACVPR); Denise M. LaRocca (RMCRA); Karen E. Pyle (NYSACP&R)
2008: Karen R. Lui, RN, MS, FAACVPR & Phil Porte, Legislative Analyst; Grace Ann Dorney Koppel
2007: Randal J. Thomas, MD, FAACVPR
2006: Karen R. Lui, RN, MA, FAACVPR
2005: Tracy A. Herrewig, MA, RCEP, FAACVPR
2003: Gary J. Balady, MD; Terri A. Merritt-Worden, MS; F. Stuart Sanders, MD 

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Beginning Investigator Award

Congratulations to the 2018 Beginning Investigator Award Recipient:

Kyle Gobeil, DO, MSc


Title: Rehabilitation of a Broken Heart: Utilization of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Additional Authors: Fotis Katsikeris, MD; Heidi Szalai, MS; Peter St. Marie, MS; Quinn Pack, MD, MSc. 
Institution: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA


2017: Grace A. LaValley, DNP (c), MSN, RN-C
2016: Allison Schley, ACSM-CEP 
2015: Maria Cress, MS