Announcing the 2016-2017 ACC Officers

In addition to Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC, the following members have been selected or nominated for ACC leadership positions:

President-Elect: Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC

Cardiology magazineWalsh earned both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Minnesota. She completed her internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern, and her cardiology fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. She served as an assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, as well as an assistant professor of radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Walsh then joined what is now St. Vincent Medical Group in Indianapolis, IN. She is the medical director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Programs and director of nuclear cardiology at St. Vincent Heart Center, as well as clinical associate professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. She has been active in the ACC, both locally and nationally. She has served as president of the Indiana Chapter, and has served on and chaired multiple committees. She is actively involved in clinical research in heart failure, nuclear cardiology and systems approaches for quality initiatives in the practice setting. She has been elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America annually since 2005.

Vice President: C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC

Cardiology magazineValentine is an interventional cardiologist at Centra Health in Lynchburg, VA. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he was named the outstanding senior, and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his medicine and cardiology training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Valentine has served the College in many roles, including ACC treasurer and secretary, as well as chair of the ACC Board of Governors, and governor of ACC’s Virginia Chapter. He was co-chair of the ACC Advocacy Committee and served on the task force to develop the Cardiac Cath Lab Quality Tool Kit. He chaired the ACC Medical Directors Institute, promoting collaboration between payers and physicians and the concept of appropriate use. He is also co-chair of the College’s Annual Cardiovascular Summit. He is married to Shannon Valentine, a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and has three active college-aged children.

Treasurer: Robert A. Guyton, MD, FACC

Cardiology magazineGuyton is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in general surgery and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery, both at Massachusetts General Hospital, with an additional fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston. Since 1990, Guyton has been the chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine and the director of the thoracic surgery residency program. He is the Charles Ross Hatcher, Jr. Professor of Surgery. Guyton was a member of the board of directors of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for 10 years, serving as treasurer and later as president. Guyton is the founder of the Cardiothoracic Research Laboratory of the Carlyle Fraser Heart Center at Emory/Crawford Long Hospital. He has been a member of the ACC Board of Trustees, the Surgeon’s Council and the Board of Finance. Guyton was the co-chair of the ACC/AHA Committee on Guidelines for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Guyton served on the writing committee for the 2012 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Guidelines and the 2014 Valvular Heart Disease Guidelines, and was a member of the ACC/AHA Workforce on Practice Guidelines. Guyton has been recognized for his teaching as the winner of the Socrates Award for Commitment to Resident Education and Mentoring by the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association in 2009 and the Surgery Mentoring Award from the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia of the American Heart Association in 2012. Guyton remains active as a clinical cardiac surgeon, having performed more than 10,000 cardiac operations to date.

Secretary and Board of Governors Chair: Matthew Phillips, MD, FACC

Cardiology magazinePhillips has been president of Austin Heart in Texas, one of the largest cardiac group practices in the U.S., since 2004. He is originally from New York, NY and received his medical degree at the University of Michigan. He completed his internship, residency and cardiology fellowship at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base, TX. He served in the U.S. Air Force for nine years and was the chief of cardiology at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS, with the rank of Major. Phillips spent eight years in private practice in Winchester, VA. He was an attending cardiology physician at Scott and White in Temple, TX, before joining Austin Heart in 2000. Phillips is board certified in internal medicine, nuclear cardiology and in the sub-specialty of cardiovascular disease. His areas of special interests are in clinical and nuclear cardiology.

Thank you to the Board of Trustees for 2015 – 2016


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