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 are no longer being accepted for the 2024 award.


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.

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 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.
  • Both letters must come from individuals only (not on behalf of a group or with multiple signatures).

Past Award Recipients

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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.