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Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Receives Prestigious Award from City of Barcelona, Spain


Mount Sinai Heart President given top honor for his extraordinary scientific achievements

The Barcelona City Council honored Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, President of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, this month with the Gold Medal for Scientific Merit.

Dr. Fuster received this award from the Mayor of Barcelona on Monday, January 23, at Barcelona Town Hall, surrounded by city leaders. This annual gold medal is the council’s highest level of recognition, acknowledging Dr. Fuster’s scientific trajectories, academic dedication, and social commitment.

“This is very emotional for me, as Barcelona is the city that I was born in,” says Dr. Fuster. “It is a great honor to be considered for my research in cardiovascular disease and in promoting health for people of all ages, both in Spain and across the world.”

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