CLEVELAND - Former area resident Dr. A. Michael Lincoff, son of Eunice Lincoff of Steubenville and the late Morton Lincoff, was one of six individuals recently presented with the 2012 Maria and Sam Miller Professional Excellence Awards.
Sponsored by the Miller family, the Maria and Sam Miller Professional Excellence Awards are presented annually to Cleveland Clinic physicians, nurses, scientists and other professional staff who demonstrate exemplary service and dedication to excellence.
Recipients epitomize leadership, talent, innovation, commitment and outstanding outcomes, according to officials. They are nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of Cleveland Clinic leaders.
Thanks to the generosity of the Miller family, each recipient is honored at the professional staff awards reception with a monetary gift and commemorative plaque.
Lincoff is vice chairman of the department of cardiovascular medicine and an interventional cardiologist in the heart and vascular institute of the Cleveland Clinic.
He is the director of C5Research, the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research, an academic research organization which plans, coordinates and manages multicenter clinical trials of new pharmacologic or device therapies. Lincoff's research activities focus on development of therapies to reduce acute and long-term complications of percutaneous coronary revascularization procedures, to optimize therapy for acute coronary ischemic syndromes or reduce progression or complications of atherosclerosis, according to the Cleveland Clinic website.
He has served as principal investigator or steering committee member of more than 20 pivotal trials in ischemic heart disease, enrolling in aggregate more than 50,000 patients, studying new antithrombotic or metabolic agents in the settings of coronary intervention, heart attack or unstable angina.
Lincoff supervises clinical research activities throughout the Cleveland Clinic as director of the Center for Clinical Research and vice chairman for clinical research of the Lerner Research Institute. He is a professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He holds the Charles and Charlotte Fowler Endowed Chair for Cardiovascular Research at the Cleveland Clinic.
Lincoff has authored or co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Journal and European Heart Journal. He also has authored more than 80 book chapters and reviews and presented more than 400 lectures at various medical meetings and courses throughout the world. He is the consulting editor of the American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs and serves on editorial boards or as a reviewer for more than 15 peer-reviewed scientific journals.
He serves as the chair of the Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Lincoff is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American American Heart Association and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.
He graduated from Steubenville High School in 1978 as valedictorian of his class and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, where he graduated with highest university honors. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and underwent residency at Harvard's Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and cardiology fellowships at University of Michigan and the Cleveland Clinic.
Lincoff and his wife, the former Debra Karpa, have three grown children: Gabrielle, Aaron and Jacob.