The Eliot Corday, MD, International Prize in Heart Research

Heart patients all over the world undergoing advanced heart procedures benefit from the pioneering efforts of late Cedars-Sinai cardiologist, Eliot Corday, MD. We have established an annual prize honoring his legacy.

Smidt Heart Institute's Eliot Corday, MD, International Prize in Heart Research

The Corday Prize recognizes physicians and scientists whose groundbreaking research significantly advances the practice of heart medicine. The Corday Prize is named after the late Eliot Corday. His leadership, advocacy and scientific contributions elevated the practice of cardiology on a global scale.

The Corday Prize recipient receives $20,000 and lectures as the Corday Visiting Professor at the Smidt Heart Institute.

This honor has been made possible through a gift from Brindell Gottlieb and her late husband, Milton. The Gottlieb family has longstanding ties with both Cedars-Sinai and the Corday family.

About Eliot Corday, MD

Dr. Corday was an attending physician at Cedars-Sinai, a member of the board of directors and chief of Cardiology for 11 years. His vision fueled the growth of the world-renowned cardiac program at Cedars-Sinai.

Dr. Corday presaged the vision behind the Smidt Heart Institute: to bring together outstanding physicians, surgeons and scientists in a unified program designed to fight heart disease.

Dr. Corday's remarkable contributions to the field include:

  • Working with Nobel laureate Dickenson Richards, MD, on research that gave rise to cardiac catheterization techniques
  • Collaborating with Arthur Master, MD, on research that served as the foundation for modern cardiac stress testing
  • Supporting the development of nuclear cardiology by developing continuous ECG recordings in ambulatory patients and radioisotope research
  • Championing federal funding for medical research
  • Representing American cardiovascular expertise worldwide as a consultant to the Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force
  • Leadership as president of the American College of Cardiology
  • Heading the United States Information Agency's Medical Science Advisory Committee
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