Dr Sarah Clarke earns International Service Award

Dr Sarah Clarke was recently recognised for her outstanding work and contributions to the cardiovascular profession. She received the ACC International Service Award. "For her dedication and passion in serving the College, and her many contributions in bringing our world closer, Dr. Sarah Catherine Clarke is a most deserving recipient of this year’s International Service Award."

"Educated in Cambridge, Dr. Clarke has continued her career as a consultant interventional cardiologist at the Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, UK. Despite a busy clinical practice, she has worked tirelessly to further the mission and vision of the ACC and the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) in fostering links with the Irish Cardiac Society, ACC and ESC. As vice president of the BCS, she chaired three annual conferences and successful joint sessions with each group. As president, she developed an extensive strategic plan encompassing improved communication, international education and enhanced research networks. As ACC Governor of the Great Britain and Ireland Chapter, she developed close relations through new joint sessions
at each annual conference, and fostered a governance model with enhanced representation. She was appointed as co-chair of the ACC International Centers of Excellence Committee, and has worked to improve the standards of care throughout the world. She was recently elected as the european representative to the Assembly of International Governors and has served as editor of the ACC International eNewsletter, selecting relevant guidelines and research for our members practicing outside the US. She promoted workforce diversity as a member of the Women in Cardiology Leadership Council, and became a tremendous mentor for many young cardiovascular leaders."

"A compassionate clinician, leading educator and visionary leader, Dr. Clarke has a warm style of communication that invites collaboration and teamwork, enhances open discussion and improves outcomes. She commands the respect of seasoned educators and young trainees
alike, and thus has developed into such an effective international servant. It is with great honor that we recognize this service."

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