Dr. Marc A. Pfeffer, of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, receives academic mentorship award

The American Heart Association recognized Dr. Marc A. Pfeffer with the prestigious Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award during its Scientific Sessions 2023 in Philadelphia on Sunday.

This annual award celebrates individuals with a sustained record of successful mentorship in academia. Dr. Pfeffer, a professor at Harvard Medical School and cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has personally mentored 58 professionals, influencing their careers from early stages to established roles.

Dr. Pfeffer’s mentorship style is characterized by tailored guidance, fostering a personalized approach to help mentees achieve their career goals. Notably, he was mentored by the award’s namesake, Dr. Eugene Braunwald, underscoring the award’s significance.

Beyond mentorship, Dr. Pfeffer has made significant contributions to cardiovascular medicine. His career includes three U.S. and European patents aimed at reducing risks and increasing survival rates for individuals who have had heart attacks. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in introducing the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors to enhance survival rates post-heart attack.

Read the full article in the American Heart Association Newsroom.