Sacks Named Fellow of the American Heart Association

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Professor Michael Sacks has been named a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), a prestigious fellowship through the American Heart Association that recognizes “scientific and professional accomplishments and volunteer leadership and service.”

The fellowship is open to physicians, scientists, nurses, and healthcare professionals who have been members of the American Heart Association for at least two years and who have a productive interest in cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Sacks will receive his award in November during the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. When he does so, he will be formally introduced to “one of the world’s most eminent organizations of cardiovascular and stroke professionals.”

Sacks is the director of the Center For Cardiovascular Simulation and a world authority on cardiovascular biomechanics. He focuses on the quantification and simulation of the structure-mechanical properties of native and engineered cardiovascular soft tissues.