American Stroke Association Regional Stroke Awards

Updated:Feb 12,2014

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.

Nominations are being accepted for the following two awards – complete the nomination form online or contact Shannon Melluzzo directly at or 413-735-2104.
If you have any questions about the American Stroke Association Awards, please contact Shannon Melluzzo at or (413) 735-2104.

The American Stroke Association Community Conscience Award
Criteria Include:
  • Candidate can be an individual or group
  • Candidate is an advocate for policy change supported by the AHA/ASA to improve stroke systems of care including: prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for stroke patients.
  • Special consideration will be given to statewide or regional initiatives.
The C. Miller Fisher, MD Neuroscience Visionary Award
Criteria Include:
  • Candidate is an individual in the field of neuroscience
  • Candidate has made clear and lasting contributions to neuroscience
  • Candidate has significantly contributed to the identification and treatment of stroke patients including: research, epidemiology, prevention, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment or other aspects of stroke
  • Candidate has significantly contributed to the mission of the American Stroke Association
View a slide presentation summary (PDF) of Dr. C. Miller Fisher's work, presented by past award recipient Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD.

Congratulations to the 2012 American Stroke Association Awards Recipients!

The C. Miller Fisher, MD Neuroscience Visionary Award was presented to J.P. Mohr, MS, MD, Daniel Sciarra professor of Neurology; Director, Doris & Stanley Tananbaum Stroke Center, Neurological Institute, Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY.

The American Stroke Association Community Conscious Award was presented to Martin S. Gizzi, MD, PhD, the Chairman of the NJ Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ and the Chair of the Stroke Advisory Panel for the New Jersey Department of Health.

 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

 Past Award Recipients
Past recipients of The C. Miller Fisher, M.D. Award:

2012      J.P. Mohr, MS, MD
2011      Steven M. Greenberg, MD, PhD
2010      Michael P. Alexander, MD
2009      Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA
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, M.D.
2002      J. Philip Kistler, M.D.
2001      Carlos Kase, M.D.
2000      Philip A. Wolf, M.D.
1999      Robert G. Ojemann, M.D.
1998      Louis R. Caplan, M.D.
1997      Nicholas T. Zervas, M.D.

The American Stroke Association Community Conscience Award formerly the Helen B. Spaulding Community Conscious Award.
Past recipients of the Helen B. Spaulding Community Conscience Award:

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