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March 22, 2018 – Reliant Medical Group vascular surgeon Leon Josephs, M.D., was recently named the recipient of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Heart of Gold award for his exemplary work as a health-care professional and his energetic support and guidance to the organization.
“Dr. Josephs is a wonderful person to work with. He is a leader, a great role model and he has been a great mentor to me,” said Daniel Carlucci, M.D., FACC, Cardiologist at Reliant Medical Group. “I can’t think of a more deserving honoree for the Heart of Gold award.”
As a highly-respected leader in the field of cardiovascular disease, Dr. Josephs has received multiple awards for his involvement in the education of surgical residents, medical students and physician assistant students. In addition to being a surgeon and mentor, Dr. Josephs was also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.
“I have professionally and personally benefitted from the American Heart Association’s relentless pursuit of improving cardiac care,” said Dr. Josephs. “Receiving this award is an incredible honor on so many levels.”
The award was presented during the AHA’s Central Massachusetts Heart Ball earlier this month, which Dr. Josephs co-chaired. Through his leadership and that of his event co-chair, Susan Coghlin Mailman from Coghlin Electrical Contractors, the Central Massachusetts Heart Ball raised more than $235,000 to support the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.