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.

Nominations for the 2023 award are no longer being accepted.


The award is intended for a current member of the Heart Rhythm Society. Industry employees 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


    Nominations are no longer being accepted for the 2023 award. To nominate a candidate for a future award, you will need to submit two letters of nomination to the Awards Subcommittee via awards@HRSonline.org.or fax at 202.464.3401.

    • 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.

    Questions should be directed to 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.