The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention honors Stephen
Sidney’s distinguished career at Kaiser Permanente, from which he retired
yesterday as director of research clinics.
Dr. Sidney’s research has illuminated opportunities to improve cardiovascular
health for all. His work has expanded and deepened medicine, public health, and
the public’s understanding of cardiovascular health risk factors and how to
mitigate them. Additionally, his research and publications have exposed both
disparities and deleterious trends in cardiovascular health.
Janet Wright, director of CDC’s Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention,
called Dr. Sidney “a national treasure.” She pointed out that when Dr. Sidney
draws attention to inequities and negative health trends, “he lifts up what needs
to be done.” He raises awareness of practices, policies, and programs to improve
equity and health. This drive to the upward path is a distinguishing feature of
Steve Sidney’s scientific research and leadership.
The National Forum is excited that Dr. Sidney continues to serve as its Chief
Scientific Advisor. His five National Forum signature reports have sparked
discussion in professional and national opinion leader media. He has alerted the
National Forum’s 100+ members to noteworthy findings and emerging trends. His
work has enabled us to elevate resolve and commitment to improving
cardiovascular health for people throughout society.
Congratulations, Dr. Sidney, on all that you have accomplished and contributed
to science, public health, and society up to this point. We look forward to working
with you in the next chapter of your career.
Steve Sidney with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams at the National Forum Annual Meeting in 2017. (left)
Steve Sidney and Kim Stitzel discuss the National Forum’s 2020 Signature Report, authored by Dr. Sidney. (right)