The Martin B. Leon Center for Cardiovascular Transformation is a visionary endeavor designed to foster the best ideas, encourage innovative research, and ultimately deliver transformative and global solutions to some of the biggest challenges in the field. Inspired by Dr. Leon’s unparalleled legacy, the Leon Center is a unique partnership between the American College of Cardiology and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Read the press release.


Fellowships and Recognition

Clinical fellowship training grants, clinical research grants and/or career development awards are fundamental elements of each of the Leon Center’s four pillars. The first fellowship and grant awardees will be announced at the ACC’s Annual Scientific Session in May 2021. More details on these programmatic activities, including timelines and how to apply will be available in the coming weeks.

About Martin B. Leon, MD, FACC

Martin Leon, MD, speaks during Late-Breaking Clinical Trials (LBCT) II

Martin B. Leon, MD, FACC, is a distinguished pioneer in interventional cardiovascular medicine. He has been the national principal investigator for over 75 clinical trials that have helped shape the field including STRESS, STARS, Gamma-one, SIRIUS, ENDEAVOR, and most recently, the PARTNER trials, studying the value of transcatheter valve therapy for patients with aortic stenosis. He has co-authored more than 2,000 peer-reviewed scientific publications and abstracts and is the founder and director of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), the world’s premier scientific symposium dedicated to interventional cardiovascular medicine.

Dr. Leon received his medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine internship and residency as well as a cardiology fellowship at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received 20 international career achievement awards. He was awarded the ACC’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.