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The American College of Cardiology has selected Joseph S. Green, Ph.D., to serve as its Chief Learning Officer. As the ACC’s newest vice president, Dr. Green will be responsible for shaping the College’s continuing medical education (CME) curriculum and directing the implementation of the ACC’s educational mission.
“The ACC is leading the way to developing educational products and programs that have a true impact on patient care,” said Jack Lewin, CEO. “Joe Green is a recognized leader in CME and professional development. With his guidance, our outstanding education staff will create a learning portfolio that combines evidence-based guidelines, performance and outcomes data and diverse educational formats to enhance quality of care.”
Dr. Green was most recently founder and president of Professional Resource Network, Inc., a CME consulting firm. PRN worked with more than 300 national and international CME organizations, including several specialty societies, medical schools, communication companies, pharmaceutical companies, voluntary associations and hospital systems.
Dr. Green has over 34 years of experience in medical education. He served as the associate dean of CME and associate clinical professor in the Duke University School of Medicine, and he was director of CME and vice president of educational affairs for Sharp HealthCare, an integrated health care system in San Diego.
He recently served as the medical school representative in CME on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Educational Affairs. He was also president of the Alliance for CME — the international organization of CME professionals. Dr. Green received the Alliance's first William C. Felch Award for Innovative CME.
“I have consulted with the ACC in the past and have the greatest respect for what the College has done to date,” Dr. Green said. “It will be exciting to help lead the way in this specialty to put together the best possible learning experience for cardiologists — one that is not about meetings, but about enhancing physician performance and improving patient care.”
Dr. Green will begin his tenure at the ACC on Sept. 17.
###The American College of Cardiology is leading the way to optimal cardiovascular care and disease prevention. The College is a 34,000-member nonprofit medical society and bestows the credential Fellow of the American College of Cardiology upon physicians who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care.