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Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, 2023 AHA Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award

September 14, 2023

Congratulations to Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh co-director, Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FPICS, for receiving the 2023 Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award from the American Heart Association’s Council on Clinical Cardiology.

This prestigious award recognizes individuals who have an outstanding record of effectively mentoring women cardiologists and underscores the importance of mentoring in the professional development of women.

“It is a great honor for me to receive this special award, and I am humbly thankful to those who selected me. Although women in cardiology have made tremendous progress, there continue to be obstacles to career advancement, leadership opportunities and promotion. There is nothing I enjoy more than advocating for gender equity in our field, and recognition of women’s valuable contributions throughout the history of our specialty. “

Dr. Kreutzer will be presented the award at the 2023 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions which is being held November 11-13 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Read more about Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh participation at the 2023 AHA Scientific Sessions.

More About Dr. Kreutzer

Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FPICS, is the Peter and Ada Rossin Endowed Professor and Chair in Pediatric Cardiology; Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology; Co-Director of the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Kreutzer has over 25 years of practice in congenital catheter intervention. Originally from Argentina, she received her medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires Medical School. She completed a fellowship in cardiac pathology at Harvard Medical School-Boston Children's Hospital and an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Florida Affiliated Hospitals. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the Harvard Medical School-Boston Children's Hospital.

In 2017, Dr. Kreutzer was appointed Division Chief and Co-Director of the Heart Institute. Under her leadership, in close collaboration with CT Surgery, CICU and Cardiac Anesthesia, she has helped move the program forward to rank among the best programs in the country.

Dr. Kreutzer has published extensively on the areas of novel catheter/device technology and clinical applications, animal testing and clinical trials, with special interest in single ventricle heart disease, percutaneous valve therapies and transcatheter management of peripheral pulmonary artery stenosis. She has served as investigator in various novel transcatheter device clinical trials, and has been an active participant in national collaboratives on impactful interventional cardiology outcomes research and quality improvement programs. She has a long history of commitment to teaching and mentorship of students, residents, fellows, and colleagues from the US and abroad. She has also served in many academic committees and societies, while being a passionate advocate for promotion of women in medicine, team building and talent empowerment.