null Dr. Jonathan Afilalo wins Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers
Fundamentally changing how cardiologists approach older patients
Source: Health E-News. Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Afilalo, associate investigator in the Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, who has been awarded the prestigious Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers by McGill University. Dr. Afilalo was presented with his prize on June 10 by Principal Suzanne Fortier as part of the Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony.
Dr. Afilalo’s research and clinical approach have fundamentally changed how cardiologists treat geriatric patients. As one of the first cardiologists to recognize the importance of frailty – a multifaceted syndrome of reduced resiliency – in this field, his career emphasizes that frailty is a major determinant of cardiovascular outcomes and that it should be studied with rigour. Dr. Afilalo has led the way in growing an entire branch of cardiology around the concept, and that has led to improved tools to measure what is now recognized to be a fundamental risk factor in cardiovascular medicine and surgery. Read more.
July 9, 2021