Trevor H. Atherley, MD, interventional cardiologist and Director of Cardiac Telemetry at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, received this year’s American Heart Association (AHA) Victor Parsonnet Visionary Award.
“It is truly an honor to receive this award from the American Heart Association," Trevor H. Atherley, MD, interventional cardiologist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, said. "The AHA has played a pivotal role in my professional development and I am proud of the work that we have done together to raise awareness and fight heart disease, especially in underserved communities.”
Dr. Atherley specializes in angioplasty and stenting procedures and was among the first to offer these innovations as an alternative to open-heart surgery at Newark Beth Israel.
Dr. Atherley served as the president of the American Heart Association New Jersey Affiliate from 1994-1996 and was a member of the Women and Minorities Leadership Committee of the National American Heart Association from 1997 – 1999. The AHA’s Annual Awards Gala was held virtually on June 3.
Dr. Atherley received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies, he is a board-certified cardiologist.
He completed his fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center where he worked with Dr. Victor Parsonnet, the world-renowned cardiac surgeon and pioneer, for whom the award is named.
Led by Dr. Parsonnet, Dr. Atherley was a member of the innovative team that implanted the first double-chambered nuclear-powered pacemaker in the United States. He has participated in numerous international medical missions to the Caribbean, Central and South America. In addition, he has received several awards and honors for his local and regional healthcare activities.
In 2016, he received the Silver Crown of Merit from the government of Barbados, and the City of Newark also recognized his service to the community by declaring May 4, 2004, Trevor H. Atherley, MD, day.