American Stroke Association Regional Stroke Awards

Updated:Jul 9,2014

American Heart Association - American Stroke AssociationThe American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, realizes the importance of recognizing individuals that help further our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Two awards are presented annually at The NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC) Annual Summit.
These two awards were formerly presented in the Boston area to local recipients. In 2012, The American Stroke Association has expanded these awards to include the Founders Affiliate eight state region of: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.
If you have any questions about the American Stroke Association Awards, please contact Shannon Melluzzo at or (781) 373-4581.

The C. Miller Fisher, MD Neuroscience Visionary Award
Criteria Include:
  • Candidate is an individual in the field of neuroscience (e.g., neurologist, neurosurgeon, physiatrist, radiologist, endovascular specialist) who has made clear and lasting contributions to the field
  • Candidate has significantly contributed to the prevention, diagnosis or management of stroke by means of research (e.g., clinical, translational or health services), clinical care, or public policy change.
  • Candidate has significantly contributed as a volunteer to the mission of the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association
Past recipients of The C. Miller Fisher, MD Award

2013      Steven R. Levine, MD
2012      J.P. Mohr, MS, MD
2011      Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD
2010      Michael P. Alexander, MD
2009      Lee H. Schwamm, MD,
2008      Daniel E. Singer, MD
2007      Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD
2006      Walter Koroshetz, MD
2005      Michael Moskowitz, MD
2004      Robert H. Ackerman, MD
2003      Marc Fisher, MD
2002      J. Philip Kistler, MD
2001      Carlos Kase, MD
2000      Philip A. Wolf, MD
1999      Robert G. Ojemann, MD
1998      Louis R. Caplan, MD
1997      Nicholas T. Zervas, MD
The American Stroke Association Community Conscience Award
Criteria Include:
  • Candidate is an individual who has who has made clear and lasting contributions as an advocate for stroke specific policy change supported by the AHA/ASA to improve any aspect of the stroke systems of care
  • Candidates who have contributed at the statewide, regional or affiliate level are preferred, but those with significant local contributions may still be considered.
Past recipients of the American Stroke Association Community Conscience Award
(Prior to 2012, this award was known as the Helen B. Spaulding Community Conscience Award)
2013      Anna Diane Colello, Esq
2012      Martin S. Gizzi, MD, PhD
2011      John Auerbach
2010      Kathleen M. Foell, RD, MS
2009      Margaret Kelly-Hayes, EdD, RN, FAAN, CRRN
2008      Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD
2007      Peter Moyer, MD
2006      Janet Wu
2005      Senator Mark Montigny
2004      Paul I. Dreyer, PhD
2003      Jerome Kaplan, MA, CCC-SLP
2002      Ray Driscoll
2001      Senator Edward Kennedy
2000      Boston EMS
1999      Henry P. Becton, Jr.
1998      Helen B. Spaulding
1997      Ira A. Jackson

 Lee H. Schwamm, MD – ASA Volunteer and Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital; ASA Community Conscious Award Recipient - Martin Gizzi, MD, PhD; C. Miller Fisher Award Recipient - J.P. Mohr, MS, MD and Michael Weamer, CAE – EVP, Founders Affiliate, AHA/ASA