VAD Coordinator of the Year Award
The VAD Coordinator of the Year Award was presented during the Annual ICCAC Networking event in Washington, D.C. on June, 11th, 2021. Sarah Schroeder is your 2021 VAD Coordinator of the Year!
Sarah Schroeder has been a VAD Coordinator since 2014. Her current work creating ICCAC webinars, VAD research on frailty, and leading the charge to bring VAD Coordinators their own certification (VAD-C) is just three of the many major additions. Sarah has added to the pile of international benefits her career has given us all. She has been expanding her impact beyond her center from the start. Memberships in ICCAC, ISHLT, ACC, AAHFN, STS and HFSA have led to dozens of speakerships, manuscripts, and publications. Sarah also co-authored a chapter on Outpatient Management for the ICCAC Core Curriculum this past year. She was a rockstar ICCAC Secretary in 2020 as she scheduled and led many of the board and committee calls with excellent follow up. In addition to her full time work as a VAD coordinator, Nurse Practitioner, ICCAC responsibilities, she has successfully worked on her PhD and will complete her degree in May 2023. In a year of heroic healthcare professionals, Sarah resoundingly was named your 2021 ICCAC VAD Coordinator of the year!