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Dr. Artman Receives AHA Lifetime Acheivement Award

Michael Artman, MD, has received the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication and commitment to cardiovascular health. Dr. Artman is the first recipient of this prestigious award in Kansas City.

Dr. Artman, who announced his retirement as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Mercy effective April 3, was described by the AHA as an internationally recognized pediatric cardiologist and long-time friend of the AHA. In addition to receiving research funding from the AHA, Dr. Artman has served as a volunteer for the organization throughout his career.

He has been a member of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young since 1983. He served on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Region from 1989 to 1993, including a term as President. He was a member of the Board of Directors for New York City and Kansas City. He currently serves on the Midwest Region Board. He has participated in peer review for the Alabama Region, Southern Region, Florida Region, New York City/Heritage Region, Northeast Consortium, and the National Cardiovascular Development Peer Review Committee.

Dr. Artman has an extensive history of participation at the national level as well. He served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young and has been a member of several Council committees, including the Program Committee for Scientific Sessions (1995-2001).

Dr. Artman joined Children’s Mercy in October 2010. He is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and the Joyce C. Hall Eminent Scholar in Pediatrics—the first Eminent Scholar at Children’s Mercy. Eminent Scholar is the highest faculty honor at Children's Mercy. He also serves as Senior Vice President and Pediatrician-in-Chief. He is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Research has been a central component throughout his academic career and he has been funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Heart Association and several national foundations.

“Mike has been an integral part of the American Heart Association, serving on local and regional boards and helping to improve the communities he has lived in through his volunteer and professional work,” said Kevin Harker, Executive Vice President, AHA Midwest Region. “He is a relentless force; a visionary; and a pioneer of health. We honor your dedication, passion and commitment to the American Heart Association.”

Watch the AHA’s video tribute to Dr. Artman: https://vimeo.com/394008188/d16c861334 

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