Minneapolis Heart Institute physician receives American College of Cardiology top honor

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 3/17/2017 — Steven M. Bradley, MD, MPH, FACC, has been awarded the 2017 Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award by the American College of Cardiology in honor of contributions to the cardiovascular profession. He will be recognized for these achievements March 19 during the ACC’s 66th Annual Scientific Session in Washington, DC.

“I'm truly honored and more than a bit surprised and overwhelmed by the award. To me, this award is a tribute to the collaborative and innovative environment of which I’ve been privileged and excited to be a part,” said Dr. Bradley. 

In addition to seeing patients at Minneapolis Heart Institute®, Dr. Bradley is actively involved with the Minneapolis Heart Institute® Healthcare Delivery Innovation Center where Allina Health electronic medical record data and national cardiology registries are being analyzed to improve population health, reduce per capita costs, and improve the patient experience.

During his cardiovascular training, Dr. Bradley also completed a Master of Public Health degree and applies these skills in the development of care delivery solutions that meet the needs of individual patients. He is a nationally recognized and published expert in healthcare quality improvement and has received additional national awards for his efforts to achieve exceptional cardiovascular care delivery.

“Dr. Bradley’s invaluable contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine show unparalleled dedication to excellence and boundless commitment to improving patient care,” said ACC President Richard Chazal, MD, FACC. “It is a privilege to be able to honor Dr. Bradley with the Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award and celebrate his contributions to and achievements in cardiology.”

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