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Awards and Recognition

US News & World Report "Best Hospitals"

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014

BIDMC was named one of the nation's top 50 Best Hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery for the years 2006-2011. It was named a High-Performing Hospital in 2012-2014.

Truven "50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals" 

2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been named one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the United States for 2014 by Truven Health Analytics, an independent, nationwide firm that provides consulting and benchmarking services to the health care industry.

The award reflects BIDMC’s outstanding performance on a range of objective measures, including cardiovascular outcomes, clinical process, extended outcomes and efficiency for the two most common cardiovascular conditions -- heart attack and heart failure -- and the two most common interventions -- percutaneous coronary intervention (such as angioplasty) and coronary artery bypass graft (bypass surgery). Hospitals receiving awards as part of the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program do not apply or pay for consideration or promotion.

Truven or its predecessor company, Thomson Reuters, ranked BIDMC among the nation’s top 50 or top 100 cardiovascular hospitals for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014.


Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The CVI cardiac surgery program consistently achieves high ratings from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. For the latest STS reporting period (July 2012 through Jun 2013), the Overall Composite Score was 97.3% for isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft or CABG.  The Overall Composite Score represents scores in four broad categories in a single number.  The four categories are:

  • Absence of operative mortality
  • Absence of major morbidity
  • Use of internal mammary artery
  • Receipt of required perioperative medications


Boston Magazine "Top Doctors"

CVI cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and vascular surgeons consistently receive recognition in Boston Magazine's annual "Top Doctors" survey. Those recognized in the most recent survey published in December 2013 include the following.

Cardiac Surgery: Kamal R. Khabbaz, MD 

Cardiovascular Disease: Frederick C. Basillico, MD; Joseph P. Kannam, MD; Warren Manning, MD 

Interventional Cardiology: Roger Laham, MD

Vascular Surgery: Elliot Chaikof, MD; Allen D. Hamdan, MD; Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD

American Heart Association Awards    

Mark E. Josephson, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, received two prestigious awards from the American Heart Association in 2013. He was presented with the Paul Dudley White Award for his distinguished contributions to the AHA's mission of "building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and strokeand. He also received the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award for "successful metoring of promising young academicians."


Contact Information

CardioVascular Institute at
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

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