American Heart Association names Dr. George Kichura 2014 Hugh D. McCulloch Medical Honoree

ST. LOUIS –– The American Heart Association has named George Kichura, M.D. as the 2014 recipient of the Hugh D. McCulloch Award in recognition of his significant contributions toward the association’s mission.  This award will be given at the 2014 American Heart Association Heart Ball on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton-St. Louis.

Each year, the Greater St. Louis Division of the American Heart Association honors local individuals who help to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.   The Hugh D. McCulloch Award is given each year to an individual in the field of cardiology and/or neurology who symbolizes the integrity and values of the American Heart Association. 

“George’s work with time critical diagnosis for heart attack patients is beyond legendary and will leave a lasting mark in cardiology history,” said Kimberly Perry, D.O., of Christian Hospital and a St. Louis board member for the American Heart Association. In further recognition of his colleague’s impact, Dr. Perry nominated Dr. Kichura for the award.

Dr. Kichura is an Interventional Cardiologist, Clinical Lipidologist at St. Louis Heart and Vascular P. C. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis College of Arts and Sciences with Honors and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He served his internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Johns Mercy Medical Center. He served his cardiology fellowship at St. Louis University where he served as chief fellow. He served his interventional cardiology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. 

Dr. Kichura is the immediate past president of the American Heart Association board of directors for the Greater St. Louis Region. He is the state STEMI leader for the Missouri Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) program for heart attack, stroke , and trauma. He has been recognized as one of the BEST DOCTORS in the greater St. Louis region.

Dr. Kichura is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Kichura is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, and Clinical Lipidology.

For information about the 2013 American Heart Association’s Heart Ball, call Cecilia Holechek at 314-692-5617.



The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country.