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SLUCare Cardiologist to Receive American Heart Association Award


SLUCare cardiologist Michael Lim, M.D., has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the American Heart Association’s Hugh D. McCulloch Award in recognition of his significant contributions to furthering the association’s mission.

Michael Lim, M.D.

Lim will receive the award on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the association’s Heart Ball at the Chase Park Plaza.

“We are excited to honor Michael with the Hugh McCulloch award this year. As a past president of our local Board of Directors, he took an active role in educating the public on their own risk of heart disease as well as the warning signs of heart attack,” Jennifer Jaeger, executive director of the American Heart Association (AHA) St. Louis, said.

Every year, St. Louis’s chapter of the American Heart Association honors local leaders who help the region’s residents build healthier lives, free from cardiovascular disease and stroke.

The Hugh D. McCulloch Award is bestowed on an individual who symbolizes the integrity and values of the AHA in the fields of cardiology and/or neurology.

A SLUCare physician, Lim’s medical specialty is interventional cardiology as he directs SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab. He is also director of the Division of Cardiology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He is recognized as one of the region’s leaders in the treatment of STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction), the most dangerous form of heart attack.

In his clinical role, Lim has led new treatments including radial artery catheterization and the MitraClip.  He has made the list of the St. Louis area’s “Best Doctors” for several years.

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