Congratulations to the WCH staff and physicians recognized as STARS Syncope Healthcare Pioneers!

June 16, 2022

WCH’s Dr. Paula Harvey, Director, Cardiovascular Research Program, has been nominated as a Health Care Pioneer for her work in PoTS (postural tachycardia syndrome) and related autonomic disorders by UK-based organization Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A). This June, Dr. Harvey and her team were awarded the Healthcare Pioneer and International Centre of Excellence Status for 2022, one of only five worldwide!

As part of the nomination process, Dr. Harvey was asked to submit a case study of the work she and her team does at WCH, including an abstract describing their PoTS Bootcamp, which highlighted the entire six-person team, including Dr. Tosin Osuntokun, Dr. Luise Neuendorff-El Helou, Debbie Childerhose, Faith Delos-Reyes, Jennifer Price, and Dr. Harvey.

“I am so proud of our entire team and the work that we do for this under-served population with PoTS and autonomic disorders,” said Dr. Harvey. “My original nomination would never have eventuated without this entire team. This is a team award and recognition, and everyone is included on the certificate and in the STARS Syncope Healthcare Pioneers report.”

The award was announced on June 15 at a ceremony held at The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) in London, UK, during World Heart Rhythm Week.

Congratulations to Dr. Harvey and the whole team on this incredible recognition and award!