SCCT honors cardiologist Martha Gulati for her research on heart disease among women

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has announced that cardiologist Martha Gulati, MD, is the 2023 recipient of the Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award.

Gulati, known for her work in the field of preventive cardiology, was chosen for her “extensive contributions to the study of women and cardiac diseases” as well as her work as a researcher and her leader in the development of the 2021 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association chest pain guidelines.

Gulati is the Anita Dann Friedman Endowed Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine and Research at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. She also serves as Cedars-Sinai’s director of preventive cardiology, associate director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center and associate director of the Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center within the Smidt Heart Institute. She joined Cedars-Sinai in 2022 after working as a professor and cardiology chief at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.

“We are delighted to honor Dr. Martha Gulati as the 2023 Arthur S. Agatston Award recipient,” SCCT President Brian Ghoshhajra, MD, said in a prepared statement. “Dr. Gulati has made significant contributions to the field of cardiology, particularly in advancing our understanding of the unique cardiovascular risks and needs of women. Her research and leadership have had a profound impact on improving healthcare for women across the globe.”

Gulati is scheduled to receive her award July 28 at the 2023 SCCT Annual Scientific Meeting (SCCT2023) in Boston.

SCCT names additional award recipients for SCCT2023

SCCT has also announced other award winners who will be honored at SCCT2023. Imaging specialist J. Jeffrey Carr, MD, a founding member of SCCT, will receive the 2023 Gold Medal Award, “the highest honor bestowed by the society.”

Also, Willi A. Kalender, PhD, and Thomas G. Flohr, PhD, have been selected as co-recipients of the 2023 SCCT Achenbach Pioneer Award for Cardiovascular CT.

Click here for additional information about SCCT2023 in Boston.

Michael Walter
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Michael has more than 16 years of experience as a professional writer and editor. He has written at length about cardiology, radiology, artificial intelligence and other key healthcare topics.

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