Call for Nominations for the 2022 Children’s HeartLink Founders Award

Dr. Joe Kiser with a young patient in the 1970s

Children’s HeartLink is seeking nominations for its 2022 Founders Award. The award, established in 2019 to honor the late Dr. Joe Kiser, is to recognize an individual who demonstrates extraordinary dedication and contributions to the Children’s HeartLink mission. The winner will be recognized at the Global Gathering on October 14, 2022.

Nominate someone today!

Nomination Form

The submission deadline is June 6, 2022. 

Founders Award Winners
2021: Glen Van Arsdell, M.D.; Jim Rice, Ph.D.; Steven Schwartz, M.D.
2020: Sandra Staveski, Ph.D., RN, CPNP-AC
2019: Joseph Dearani, M.D.

Watch a video about Children’s HeartLink founder Dr. Joe Kiser:



Children’s HeartLink saves children’s lives by transforming pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world. Founded in 1969, Children’s HeartLink currently supports 18 partner hospitals in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam. Read more about our work in India, specifically Center of Excellence in Kochi, India: Our Trainees Establish Cardiac Programs.