John Sertus, M.D., professor of medicine and Daniel Lauer, M.D., Missouri Endowed Chair in Metabolism and Vasuclar Disease Research, has been honored by the American Heart Association’s Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research as the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award for his work in cardiovascular treatment and outcomes research.
Spertus serves as the medical director of outcomes research at the Sain Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, focusing on methods to assess patient health outcomes, health care quality and the use of information technology in medical decision making to provide safer, more cost-effective and patient-centered care.
“Dr. Spertus is extremely deserving of this recognition because of his groundbreaking work in cardiovascular outcomes research, health status assessment, and quality improvement,” said David J. Cohen, M.D., professor of medicine, Missouri Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Clinical Research, and director of Cardiovascular Research for Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute. “His contributions and leadership in cardiovascular research have had a profound effect on the practice of medicine, not only at Saint Luke’s, but around the world.”
Spertus’ translational research has most recently been expanded to focus on the significance of genetic and other biomarkers on cardiovascular outcomes.