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Philippe Sucosky elected American Heart Association Fellow

Nancy Davis • DATE: November 11, 2013

Philippe Sucosky elected American Heart Association Fellow

Philippe Sucosky

Philippe Sucosky elected American Heart Association Fellow

Philippe Sucosky, Assistant Professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been elected Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA).

This honor recognizes AHA members for their scientific and professional accomplishments, and volunteer leadership and service. Sucosky is one of 57 American Heart Association Fellows elected this year among several thousand national and international members of the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) council of the AHA. Presentation of the award will take place during the AHA Scientific Sessions, which are being held in Dallas, Texas, November 16 through 20.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2008, Sucosky’s research interests encompass different aspects of cardiovascular bioengineering, especially biofluid mechanics and mechanobiology with applications to the elucidation of heart valve disease and secondary aortopathies. His most recent efforts include work on the mechanisms through which hemodynamic forces contribute to heart valve calcification and aortic dilation, design of new fluid-structure interaction models for blood flow simulations through normal and diseased heart valves and development of novel technologies for improving hemodialysis vascular access.

Sucosky received his doctorate and master’s degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) and his bachelor’s from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (France). He also completed a postdoc at Georgia Tech in Biomedical Engineering. He is a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health at Notre Dame and directs the Multi-Scale Cardiovascular Bioengineering Laboratory. He is the recipient of several awards including a NSF Faculty Early CAREER award and a Young Investigator award from the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology. He is a member of the American Heart Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Biomedical Engineering Society.

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. AHA public health education and science-based treatment guidelines provide a foundation for "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke" by improving the lives of all Americans, ensuring the best treatment for every patient and improving the health of all communities.