Susan Brozena, an emeritus associate professor of cardiovascular medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This award celebrates a professional who has had a pioneering career and has made an exceptional impact on their patients, the Philadelphia community and cardiology.
As a cardiologist, Dr. Brozena has spent the last 32 years caring for patients with heart failure, and those who are waiting for or recently received a heart transplant.
Michael S. Parmacek, chair of the department of medicine and the Frank Wister Thomas Professor of Medicine, said about Dr. Brozena, “She is always an advocate for her patients and their families, and has displayed resounding dedication, innovation and empathy in delivering care. Susan has taught all of us that the optimal patient experience requires a team that recognizes the value of nurses, staff and social services.”
The author of more than 65 scientific publications and book chapters and having delivered more than 50 invited lectures, Dr. Brozena is a member of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the Cardiac Transplant Research Database Group, the Heart Failure Society of America, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant, and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. She is also currently serving as the Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiology Board Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Certification Exam Committee.