Contact: Nicole Napoli, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-375-6523WASHINGTON (March 31, 2014) — Michael Mansour, M.D., FACC, has been elected chair of the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors and secretary of the Board of Trustees, the main governing body of the College, for 2014-2015. His term begins today at the conclusion of the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington.
Mansour has been a member of the Board of Governors and president of the American College of Cardiology’s Mississippi chapter since 2011. As chair of the Board of Governors, Mansour will lead a body of 66 governors from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and the U.S Uniformed Services elected to facilitate communication between College leaders and their members in the state they represent.
“The Board of Governors has the critical task of being the liaison to the College in working with individual states to address the unique challenges each face and also learn from each state’s successes in providing the best possible care to cardiovascular disease patients,” Mansour said. “I’m proud to take the helm of this body of leaders and help to guide the College in what should prove to be both an exciting and challenging year for cardiology.”
Mansour is an affiliate faculty in the department of medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and a cardiologist at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Miss. He is a graduate of Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital.
He has served as chief fellow in cardiology at the University of Florida School of Medicine and interventional fellow in cardiology at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He later served as assistant professor of medicine at the University of Florida, followed by clinical assistant professor of medicine at Emory University.
Mansour holds board certifications in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular computed tomography.
His research interest includes health care disparities, and he has worked to address disparities and improve outcomes in underserved and minority populations through his current practice, the ACC’s credo initiative, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s study on health care disparities and its program: Expecting Success, and community and statewide programs.
Mansour currently serves as secretary/treasurer and a member of the Mississippi State Medical Association Board of Trustees. He and his wife Kathleen Mansour, M.D., FACC, and their four children live in Greenville, Miss.
In addition to Dr. Mansour, the complete list of officers for 2014-2015 are President Patrick O’Gara, M.D., MACC; President-Elect Kim Allan Williams, Sr., M.D., FACC; Vice President Richard A. Chazal, M.D., FACC; and Immediate Past President John Gordon Harold, M.D., MACC. New members of the Board of Trustees are Paul N. Casale, M.D., FACC; Robert C. Hendel, M.D., FACC; Jane W. Newburger, M.D., M.P.H., FACC; Thad F. Waites, M.D., FACC; and Public Member Trustee Debra L. Ness, M.S.
The ACC’s Annual Scientific Session brings together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world each year to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC14 for the latest news from the meeting.
The American College of Cardiology is a 47,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit cardiosource.org/ACC.