AHA selects Boston card as phyisician of the year

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The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded its Physician of the Year Award to Gary J. Balady, MD, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and director of noninvasive cardiology and preventive Medicine at Boston Medical Center.

Balady has chaired or participated in writing groups for AHA scientific statements on cardiac rehabilitation, physical activity, cardiovascular disease prevention, defibrillation and cardiovascular screening, according to the AHA. He served on the expert panel on high blood cholesterol and is a past chair of the Committee on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention.

Also, Balady is past chairman of the AHA's Council on Clinical Cardiology, past president of the AHA Greater Boston Division and presently serves as immediate past president of the board of directors of the AHA Founders Affiliate.