Atlanta, Ga. (September 5, 2013) – Piedmont Heart preventive cardiologist Charles Wickliffe, M.D., has been named the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.
The award, which honors an adult or pediatric cardiologist or cardiovascular surgeon who has provided outstanding contributions to medicine through patient care, medical education, teaching, research or community service, will be presented to Dr. Wickliffe in November.
“Dr. Wickliffe has been instrumental in advocating for heart health in the Atlanta community,” said Sid Kirschner, president and CEO of Piedmont Heart. “We are immensely proud of his accomplishments with our organization since he joined the Piedmont Heart family in 1987. Dr. Wickliffe is most deserving of this special recognition.”
Specializing in interventional cardiology from 1976 to 2011, Dr. Wickliffe shifted his focus to non-invasive cardiology in 2012. Thus far in his career, Dr. Wickliffe has served as president of the Piedmont medical staff, chairman of the Piedmont Clinic Board of Directors, and chairman of the Piedmont Healthcare Board of Directors.
“To receive this award is truly an honor,” said Dr. Wickliffe, whose son is also a cardiologist at Piedmont Heart. “Practicing cardiology has been my focus for most of my life and I feel privileged to receive this distinguished award for doing something every day that I love.”
Previous winners of the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology’s Lifetime Achievement Award include Drs. Spencer King, William Plauth, Walker Beeson, Robert Ellison, Willis Hurst, Bruce Logue, Stephen Clements, Willis Williams, Nanette Wenger, John Douglas, Robert Franch and Stanley Sherman.
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