James H. Youngblood Excellence in Leadership Award

The James H. Youngblood Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes a member of the Heart Rhythm Society who has demonstrated exemplary leadership through leading an initiative that has had community-wide impact. This award will aim to identify future leaders of the organization.

Nominations for the 2021 award are no longer being accepted.

Heart Rhythm Society Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

HRS stakeholders share a common passion for accomplishing our mission to end death and suffering from heart rhythm disorders.

We believe our diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests are assets in reaching that goal, and we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in all our activities, where everyone feels valued, respected, and welcome.

We strive to have organizational leaders who represent all aspects of our diversity and who promote the diversity, equity, and inclusion that are essential to our success.


The award is intended for a current member of the Heart Rhythm Society. Industry may nominate individuals, but the recipient cannot be currently employed by Industry.

Award Winners Receive

  • Complimentary registration to Heart Rhythm 
  • $1,000 travel stipend to attend Heart Rhythm 
  • Hotel accommodations for the duration of Heart Rhythm 
  • Recognition on the HRS website
  • Presentation of award by HRS President at Heart Rhythm 
  • Commemorative plaque
  • $3000 to be applied to an approved leadership development course or activity


If the funding level of $200,000 is not reached, the Award will become a Term Award, awarded annually based on the total funds collected (e.g., max 10 years), with terms and award benefits subject to change.

Donations to fund this prestigious award are being accepted via www.hrsonline.org/donate.


Please contact awards@HRSonline.org.