The Gold Medal Award

The Gold Medal is the society’s highest award of distinction and given only to an individual for distinguished and extraordinary contribution to innovating and advancing the field of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Members who fulfil published criteria can be nominated for the Gold Medal by other SCMR members. Gold Medals are limited to 1 or 2 each year at the Annual Scientific Sessions.

2024 Gold Medal Winner

David Bluemke, MD, PhD, MsB

2024 Gold Medal Winner

Raad Mohiaddin, MD, PhD

SCMR Education Award

2024 SCMR Education Award Winner

Marianna Fontana, MD, PhD

SCMR Advocacy Award

2024 SCMR Advocacy Award Winner

Ibrahim Saeed MD

SCMR Technologist Award

2024 SCMR Technologist Award Winner

Ann-Helen Arvidsson

Other SCMR Awards


The Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (FSCMR) designation provides a way for physicians, scientists, and technologists to be recognized for their dedication to the SCMR and the field of CMR. The FSCMR designation distinguishes those whose involvement, dedication, and accomplishments consistent make a significant contribution to the field of CMR and the mission of the Society. The FSCMR scheme is open to application for all members of the Society who fulfil the published criteria throughout the year. Applications may be submitted at any time and are presented to the committee twice per year for review.

FSCMR nominations are evaluated bi-annually by the Membership Committee.


The Master of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (MSCMR) credential is awarded to individuals who have a track record of distinguished service to the Society and have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in multiple domains including scientific, educational, clinical, or advocacy. Members who fulfil published criteria can be nominated by the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee. Awards are made once a year and given out at the Annual Scientific Sessions.

SCMR Early Career Awards

SCMR Early Career Awards recognize exemplary contribution in advancing the field of CMR in the three areas clinical, translational, and basic science. Candidates need to submit an abstract in one of the three categories to the SCMR Annual Scientific Session (clinical, translation, basic science) and apply for this award during the submission process. Finalists for the awards will be determined based on abstract peer review and overseen by SCMR Abstract Chair. Judges will rank candidates based on the scientific presentations at the SCMR Annual Scientific Sessions to identify winners. Awards are made once a year and presented at the SCMR Annual Scientific Sessions.

JCMR Awards

Gerald Pohost Award

The Gerald Pohost Award honors the achievements of our first JCMR editor-in-chief Dr. Gerald M. Pohost. It is given to the JCMR Best Manuscript of the year.

Dudley Pennell Award

The Dudley Pennell Award is for that original manuscript that has most contributed to the Journal’s impact factor for the calendar year 3 years prior to the award.

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