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New Slate of ACC/F Officers Announced

December 10, 2012

The ACC's Board of Trustees have recommended that these Fellows become the 2013-2014 officers of the College and trustees of the College for a five-year term (2013-2018), with the exception of a Public Member Trustee which holds the position for one year with the possibility of being renewed for up to four extra years. Election of the 2013-2014 ACC/ACCF Officers and Board of Trustees will occur during ACC.13 in San Francisco.

President: John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC

Harold 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.

President-Elect: 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. Currently, he is the chair of the ACCF/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.

Vice President: Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, FACC

Williams attended the University of Chicago, followed by the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine, internal medicine residency at Emory University, and 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. 

Board of Trustees

The Nominating Committee makes the following unanimous recommendations for trustees of the College for a five-year term (2013-2018).

Blair D. Erb, Jr., MD, FACC

Erb graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from The Colorado College. He attained his medical degree from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated with honors receiving the Rudolph Kampmeier Prize in Clinical Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Following residency, he was selected to be chief medical resident and clinical instructor in medicine at UCSF. Subsequent to this, he completed his cardiology fellowship and served as chief fellow in cardiology at Vanderbilt University; and in 2002 founded Cardiology Consultants of Bozeman, PC. Previously he served as past governor for the state of Montana chapter of the ACC, as well as the chair of the Pinnacle Network Workgroup. Erb currently sits on the Clinical Quality Committee Steering Committee and the board of the ACCPAC.

Michael J. Mack, MD, FACC

Mack has practiced cardiothoracic surgery in Dallas, TX since 1982. He is board certified in internal medicine, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and is currently the medical director of cardiovascular surgery for the Baylor Health Care System and director of cardiovascular research at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. In addition, he co-founded and is chair of the Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Institute (CRSTI), a not for profit research organization and has over 350 peer reviewed medical publications. Mack currently serves on the Board of Directors of STS and CTSNet along with serving on the ACC Interventional Scientific Council and is an honorary member of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is also the chair of the STS/ACC National Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry Steering Committee.

Public Member Trustee

This position is held for one year and is renewable for up four additional years.

Debra L. Ness, MS

Ness graduated summa cum laude from Drew University with a Bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology, and completed her graduate work in social welfare and public health policy before receiving her Masters of Science from Columbia University School of Social Work. Ness has been a strong advocate for fairness and social justice for more than three decades. Drawing on an extensive background in health and public policy, Ness possesses a unique understanding of the issues that face women and families at home, in the workplace, and in the health care arena. Before assuming her current role as president, she served as executive vice president of the National Partnership for 13 years. Ness has played a leading role in positioning the organization as a powerful and effective advocate for today's women and families.

Board of Governors Chair: 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 president of the Texas Chapter of the ACC.

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