Faculty Bulletin Board

Longtime director of UCLA’s Stroke Center honored by American Heart Association

Jeffrey Saver
American Heart Association

Dr. Jeffrey Saver

Dr. Jeffrey Saver, a professor of clinical neurology and director of the stroke unit at the David Geffen School of Medicine of UCLA, was recently honored in Dallas with a Gold Heart Award, the American Heart Association’s highest volunteer honor. In addition, Saver was presented with the association’s Meritorious Achievement award.

Saver, who has been director of the UCLA Stroke Center since 1995, was honored for his leadership on behalf of the association’s Stroke Council, Stroke Advisory Committee and Stroke Scientific Statement Oversight Committee. Saver has been the global or site principal investigator for more than 50 clinical trials. One of the most ambitious and groundbreaking was FAST-MAG, a first-of-its-kind study showing that paramedics can safely give intravenous medication to stroke patients in the ambulance.

Both Saver’s father and paternal grandfather were general practitioners. At age 3 Saver would go on house calls around Boston with his grandfather.

The awards recognize significant accomplishments or projects that affect the American Heart Association at a national level. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. 

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