In addition to serving as leaders in their respective fields, many of the investigators at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute help pave the way for the next generation of researchers and physician-scientists through mentoring and teaching activities. A pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Hospital was recently recognized for his teaching efforts by the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
Pediatric cardiologist Paul M. Weinberg, MD, FAAC, received the 2013 Distinguished Teacher Award at the American College of Cardiology’s national conference, called ACC.13, on March 11 in San Francisco.
The annual award recognizes a fellow of the ACC for “innovative, outstanding teaching characteristics and compassionate qualities” resulting in “major contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine at the national and/or international level.” Dr. Weinberg has served as director of the Fellowship Training Program in Pediatric Cardiology at Children’s Hospital for the past 22 years, a position that has allowed him to exert significant influence on innumerable pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.
Dr. Weinberg conducts weekly teaching conferences on cardiac structure and has frequently lectured on that topic at national and international meetings. He has made extensive contributions to the scientific literature, including numerous chapters in prominent cardiology textbooks.
A member of the CHOP medical staff since 1977, Dr. Weinberg also is a professor of Pediatrics and of Pediatric Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
He has previously received the Robert Dunning Drips Award for excellence in graduate medical education from Penn, the Blockley-Osler Teaching Award, and a Teacher of the Year Award from Children’s Hospital. His other honors include the CHOP Cardiac Center Alumni Achievement Award and the Jefferson Medical College Alumni Achievement Award.
Additional details about the award, and presentations at the ACC conference on new research findings by other CHOP cardiologists are available here.