Congratulations Dr. Sameer Hirji for being the recipient of the inaugural Richard Engelman Cardiac Enhanced Recovery Fellowship Award. This award affords the recipient the opportunity to join the ERAS Cardiac Executive Board in focused research, collaboration, and presentations at academic meetings.
The intent is to provide an enriched experience for the awardee to gain advanced training in perioperative care of cardiac surgical patients. Awardees may also travel to expert institutions for advanced training.
More about Dr. Hirji:
Dr. Hirji is a Cardiac Surgery Resident in the joint 4/3 cardiothoracic and general surgery program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He previously completed his undergraduate degree in biological engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology followed by graduation from Duke University School of Medicine. He also has a Master’s in Public Health from T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Hirji is a clinician-scientist with a proven record of publishing in major academic journals, including JAMA, JACC, Circulation, and EHJ. He has over 220 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters with a focus on surgical and transcatheter aortic valve therapies, standardizing cardiac clinical outcomes, as well as identifying new avenues for research in the context of enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery. Dr. Hirji’s work has been recognized at the STS and AATS with several awards, including the J. Maxwell Chamberlain award, Richard Clark Memorial Award, and C. Walton Lillehei Award.