Master of AACVPR

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What is a Master of AACVPR?

Appointment as an honorary Fellow in a professional society is designed to honor exceptional achievement and service within the professional domain of the awarding body. AACVPR has instituted a new level of fellowship, “Master of AACVPR”, which is awarded to those long-term members of AACVPR who exemplify the highest standards of our profession.


  • Active AACVPR Fellow for 10 years: 
    Since a Fellow must have been a member for at least three years to qualify for that distinction, nominees for Master will have been in the field for at least 13 years. Nominee must be an AACVPR member in good standing for all years.
  • Active participant at a minimum of three AACVPR Annual Meetings within the last six years: 
    Annual Meeting speaker, posters or abstract presenter, meeting chair, or program planning committee member
  • Author of a published book, chapter, or article pertinent to the field  OR  Editor, Associate, or Section Editor of JCRP
    Articles must be published in a peer-reviewed journal or a published book
  • Demonstrates a high level of commitment to the goals & long-range activities of AACVPR
    Examples are participation in DOTH, committees or task forces, JCRP reviewer or editorial board, Webcast author/presenter
  • Evidence of outstanding performance in cardiovascular and/or pulmonary rehabilitation over the last 10 years:
    • Clinical practice
    • Research or
    • Professional education
    • Other areas (e.g., health policy)
  • Previous AACVPR Board member or committee chair
  • Active at affiliate society with efforts to connect local/regional members to national level
    Past or current affiliate Board member or committee chair, Speaker at affiliate Annual Meeting, etc. 
  • Recognized & respected as a mentor of students or professionals in the field
    Must be able to identify names of 5 such relationships
  • Receive nominations from a minimum of two active Fellows of AACVPR  

Nomination Process

To nominate colleagues for a Master of AACVPR please follow the below instructions:

  1. Choose your nomination from the current list of fellows
  2. Submit  2 letters of recommendation from current Fellow and nominee's CV to Lauren Forest, Sr. Operations Associate, at

Only current Fellows can nominate colleagues for Master of AACVPR. CLICK HERE to view the list of all current Fellows.

As a Fellow of AACVPR, you are the well-positioned to submit Master of AACVPR nominations for your peers who have exhibited professional excellence in the fields of Cardiac and/or Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Nominations will be due February 5, 2014.

To see a list of members currently eligible for the Master of AACVPR designation, based on the membership and Fellow criteria only, CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the AACVPR Headquarters at 312/321-5146 or

Up to five Masters will be selected each year.

Current Masters of AACVPR


John E. Hodgkin, MD, MAACVPR
Trina M. Limberg, BS, RRT, MAACVPR
Henry S. Miller, MD, MAACVPR
Bonnie K. Sanderson, RN, PhD, MAACVPR
Mark D. Senn, PhD, MAACVPR


Gary Balady, MD, MAACVPR
Reed Humphrey, PhD, PT, MAACVPR
Carl King, EdD, MAACVPR
Nanette Wenger, MD, MAACVPR

Kathy Berra, MSN, ANP, MAACVPR
Gerilynn A. Connors, BS, RRT, MAACVPR
Jody Hereford, BSN, MS, MAACVPR
Lana Hilling, CRT, RCP, MAACVPR

Philip Ades, MD, MAACVPR
Brian Carlin, MD, MAACVPR
Pat Comoss, RN, BS, MAACVPR
Carl Foster, PhD, MAACVPR
Barry Franklin, PhD, MAACVPR
Marjorie King, MD, FACC, MAACVPR
Karen Lui, RN, MS, MAACVPR
John Porcari, PhD, MAACVPR
Andrew Ries, MD, MOH, MAACVPR
Kerry Stewart, EdD, MAACVPR
Mark Williams, PhD, MAACVPR

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