Dr. Kowey (right) receives the Edward S. Cooper,
MD award from Peter DiBattiste, MD, VP,
Janssen Research and Development
and sponsor of the Heart Ball.
Peter Kowey, MD, system chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Main Line Health, received the Edward S. Cooper, MD Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). The award was presented to Dr. Kowey at the AHA annual Heart Ball on February 7. The Heart Ball honors outstanding individuals and celebrated the year-long efforts to raise lifesaving dollars for cardiovascular research and education in our region.
The Edward S. Cooper, named after the world renowned physician and pioneer in hypertension and stroke and the first African American to serve as the AHA’s national president, is presented to a physician whose many outstanding contributions exemplify the best of humankind.
“It is an honor to have been recognized by the AHA and my colleagues in the field of cardiovascular medicine,” said Dr. Kowey. “I accept this award on behalf of all of my colleagues at the Lankenau Heart Institute who focus on research, education and clinical activities to improve heart health for thousands of patients in our community.”
Dr. Kowey was cited for outstanding leadership and heartfelt dedication to the community which represent the pinnacle of professional and medical excellence. In the spirit of Dr. Kowey’s exemplary work in promoting quality cardiac care and advancing cardiac treatment and education, he was congratulated and honored at the event.
The Lankenau Heart Institute is Main Line Health System’s premier, comprehensive cardiovascular medicine and surgery program. The Lankenau Heart Institute brings together the clinical expertise of all four Main Line Health acute care hospitals and community cardiology practices to ensure that patients receive a level of quality, service and experience that is unprecedented in the region. Through the coordination of services, system wide, the Lankenau Heart Institute delivers preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative cardiovascular services at each of our locations including Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.