James H. Youngblood Excellence in Leadership Award | Heart Rhythm Society

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.


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.

How to Submit Nominations

To nominate a candidate for this award, you will need to submit two letters of nomination to the Awards Subcommittee via email to awards@HRSonline.org

  • Letters must include examples of the individual’s leadership contributions.
  • Letters must demonstrate how the nominee’s activities led to advancements for the HRS membership, community, and/or patients with heart rhythm disorders.

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 
  • Award plaque
  • $3,000 to be applied to an approved leadership development course or activity if funds allow

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


Please contact awards@HRSonline.org.

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.