Jack Lewin, M.D. Takes CEO Post at the American College of Cardiology

Contact: Amy Murphy, amurphy@acc.org, 202-375-6476

(Washington, DC) – John C. (Jack) Lewin, M.D. has joined the American College of Cardiology as the new chief executive officer. Dr. Lewin’s appointment was announced in June following an extensive national search.

“ACC is already considered the premier specialty society in measuring quality and appropriateness of care nationally for cardiologists,” said Dr. Lewin. “Now we plan to leverage those responsible actions to contribute more vigorously to address the challenges related to expanding access to care, and transforming Medicare and the U.S. health care sector toward greater effectiveness and viability.”

Lewin was formerly the CEO of the 35,000-member California Medical Association (CMA), the largest state medical association in the nation. He served as chief staff officer there for the past 11 years.

He serves on a multitude of advisory panels and boards including Marathon Multimedia and Marathon International, Consumers Allied for Patient Protection, the AMA Commission on Unity, the Navajo Nation Health Advisory Board, the California Governors Council on Sports and Fitness, and the Hepatitis Foundation International.

Dr. Lewin earned his bachelors degree in biological science and his medical degree from The University of Southern California. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the LAC/USC Medical Center.

Dr. Lewin and his wife, an entrepreneur and school teacher, have relocated to the DC area.



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.

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