American College of Cardiology Names New President

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The director of the atrial fibrillation program at Stanford University, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan is also a professor who brings 20-plus years of experience as a physician to the classroom. Prior to this role, he founded a startup that developed a new medical technology which was later acquired by Abbott Laboratories. In addition to his work in education and with Abbott, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

In March 2017, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) named Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC as the organization’s new president. The official announcement came during the ACC’s Annual Scientific Session, which was held in Washington, D.C. In her comments, she said that one of her primary goals as president will be to guide the organization’s membership through a quickly changing health care landscape.

Walsh has been a member of the ACC for 25 years, serving in a number of capacities during that time period. She also serves as the director of nuclear cardiology at St. Vincent Heart Center, which is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is a two-time graduate of the University of Minnesota and completed a cardiology fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine.

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