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Joel Gore honored with Heart of Gold Award for cardiovascular professionals

UMMS cardiologist to accept award at Central Massachusetts Heart and Stroke Ball on March 2

UMass Medical School Communications

February 20, 2019
  Joel Gore, MD
  Joel Gore, MD

Joel Gore, MD, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Heart of Gold Award for cardiovascular professionals by the American Heart Association of Massachusetts. Dr. Gore, professor emeritus of medicine and former chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UMass Medical School, will accept the honor at the Central Massachusetts Heart and Stroke Ball on Saturday, March 2 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.

Dr. Gore is a cardiologist with clinical and research interests in improving treatment and outcomes for individuals with cardiovascular disease. He joined UMMS in 1977 as a resident, then fellow, becoming professor of medicine in 1991. The author of hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, Gore is an expert on clot-busting thrombolytic therapy. His research portfolio includes serving as co-principal investigator of the Worcester Heart Attack Study and as principal investigator and co-chair of the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events. He continues to see outpatients for the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in Worcester.

The 2019 Central Massachusetts Heart and Stroke Ball celebrates efforts to build a foundation of health in the community and ensure everyone lives a longer, healthier life. The evening will include a silent auction, cocktail reception and a heart-healthy dinner followed by dancing.

Also being honored with 2019 Heart of Gold awards are Gary Keilson, MD, for neurology professionals; and Abraham Haddad, MD, and Linda Haddad for leadership in community advocacy.

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