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Dr. Kim Williams Sr. | Dr. David May | C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC | William A. Zoghbi, MD, FACC

John G. Harold, MD, MACC
President
2013-2014

John G. Harold, MD, MACC
President John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC, is a clinical professor of Medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. Harold completed his cardiology training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and his internal medicine training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He holds an appointment as clinical professor of medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in cardiology in 1985 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he began his practice in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. As president, he plans to address state and national issues affecting the management of cardiovascular disease.
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Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, FACC
President- Elect
2013-2014

Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, FACC
President-Elect Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, FACC, is the director of clinical cardiology and the executive medical director of the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), as well as a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has both directed and co-directed several other post-graduate educational programs for ACC, Pre-Med and Harvard Medical School. He is the chair of the ACC Foundation (ACCF)/American Heart Association (AHA) ST-Elevation MI Guideline Writing Committee and has participated in several other guideline, expert consensus and scientific advisories for both the ACC and AHA.
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Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, FACC
Vice President
2013-2014

Vice President Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, FACC
Vice President Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, FACC, attended the University of Chicago, followed by the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at Emory University, as well as overlapping fellowships in cardiology, clinical pharmacology, and nuclear medicine at the University of Chicago. He is Board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular computed tomography. Williams joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1986, specializing in clinical cardiology, nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology. He served as professor of medicine and radiology and director of nuclear cardiology at the University of Chicago School of Medicine until 2010, when he became the Dorothy Susan Timmis Endowed Professor and chairman of the Division of Cardiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.
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David May, MD, PhD, FACC
BOT Secretary and BOG Chair
2013-2014

David May, MD, PhD, FACC
Secretary David May, MD, PhD, FACC, currently works as a managing partner at his private practice, Cardiovascular Specialists, PA (CVS). He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Louisville and, in 1980, received his medical degree summa cum laude from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Following medical school, he completed his PhD in pharmacology and toxicology at the same institution. May also serves as chair of the ACC Board of Governors (BOG).
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C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC
Treasurer
2012-2015

C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC
Treasurer C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC, is an interventional cardiologist in Lynchburg, VA. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and named the University's outstanding senior. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his medicine and cardiology training at Emory University in Atlanta. Valentine served as chair of the Board of Governors (BOG) in 2006 and has held leadership positions on the ACC Advocacy Steering Committee and other key committees.
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William A. Zoghbi, MD, FACC
Immediate Past-President
2013-2014

William Zoghbi, MD, FACC
Immediate Past President William A. Zoghbi, MD, MACC, is a leader in the field of cardiovascular imaging and echocardiography. During his career, he has developed new techniques to evaluate valvular disorders and cardiac function, improving the non-invasive evaluation of diastolic function with Doppler and refining the use of stress and contrast echocardiography for detecting ischemic heart disease. Zoghbi is the William L. Winters endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Imaging at The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Institute at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
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