William S. Weintraub, M.D., FACC, The John H. Ammon Chair of Cardiology and director of the Christiana Center for Outcomes Research, has received the Science Advocate of the Year Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
The AHA gives the Science Advocate of the Year Award to a medical professional who is actively engaged in communicating with lawmakers on behalf of the association’s heart and stroke issues. The honoree has served as a role model for other science advocates, recruited advocates and encouraged others to get involved.
Dr. Weintraub is an internationally distinguished cardiologist and expert in outcomes research. He began volunteering for the AHA in the 1970s.
As a member of AHA’s National Advocacy Coordinating Committee and President of the Great Rivers Affiliate board of directors, Dr. Weintraub is actively involved in the association’s public policy agenda and dedicated to finding cures for heart disease and stroke. He is also a member of AHA’s You’re the Cure nationwide network of volunteers.
Dr. Weintraub has been an active partner in Delaware and Philadelphia advocacy activities, including the launch of the First State Million Hearts Coalition and a recent Wear Red Day meeting in the office of the mayor in Philadelphia. In February 2012, he was among the volunteers chosen to attend a White House cardiovascular briefing.
Dr. Weintraub received the American College of Cardiology’s Distinguished Service Award in 2011.