Ochsner Cardiologist Receives International Impact Award

Hector Ventura, MD, is awarded the 2019 Ron Haddock AHA/ASA International Impact Award.

NEW ORLEANS -- Hector O. Ventura, MD, FACC, FACP—section head, cardiomyopathy and heart transplantation, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute (JOHVI)—has been recognized by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) with the 2019 Ron Haddock AHA/ASA International Impact Award.

Awarded annually, this honor recognizes an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contributions which have advanced AHA/ASA international goals. Recipients are recognized as a leader or major contributor in an activity, enterprise or program of the AHA at the international level. Dr. Ventura was recognized with this honor during the annual AHA/ASA awards luncheon this June in Plano, Texas.

Dr. Ventura holds more than 35 years’ experience in healthcare and currently serves on the AHA International Committee. He has volunteered extensively to leading international initiatives focused on distance learning and equity in care, including the Coalition to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes (CREDO). Additionally, he is a past AHA/ACC Vice President, United States Representative, to the InterAmerican Society of Cardiology, Executive Council.

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