Cardiology’s Bittner earns national award for clinical excellence

Vera Bittner, M.D., MSPH, has received an award of excellence from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

vera_bittner_2010_4Vera Bittner, M.D., MSPH, professor of medicine in UAB’s Division of Cardiovascular Disease, section head of Preventive Cardiology and medical director of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program has received the L. Kent Smith Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

This award recognizes a senior-level professional in the field of cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation for outstanding clinical contributions to the field of cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation. Bittner has served the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in leadership roles at local, regional and national levels and is published widely in peer-reviewed journals on cardiac rehabilitation and preventive cardiology topics.

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