FIT Jeopardy event at ACC.16 in Chicago.
FIT Jeopardy event at ACC.16 in Chicago.
FIT Mix and Mingle event at ACC.16 in Chicago.
FIT Mix and Mingle event at ACC.16 in Chicago.
FIT Mix and Mingle event at ACC.16 in Chicago.
Edward Fry, MD, FACC, Indiana ACC President presented the Colts football signed by the ACC Council to Dr. O'Gara.
Some of the Indiana contingent visit Representative Todd Young from Indiana. Pictured include multiple attendees and heart team members as well as FITs Abhishek Khemka (second from left) and Jonathan Hassel MD in the middle.
The 2015-2016 Indiana ACC Council, consisting of attendees and heart team members from across the state of Indiana. FITs represented include: Travis Taylor MD (second from right in first row) and Jonathan Hassel MD (second from right second row).
FIT contestants at the 2015 MACCS FIT Jeopardy competition.
FIT contestants at the 2015 MACCS FIT Jeopardy competition.
Winners – 2015 MACCS FIT Jeopardy.
Dr. William Fay, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Missouri, Columbia, with other faculty and fellows from the University of Missouri at Columbia at the Missouri annual chapter meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kansas City in October 2014.
ACC Missouri Chapter dinner at ACC.15, attended by Geetha Raghuveer, MBBS, FACC, governor of Missouri Chapter, faculty and FITs from the Chapter.
Members of the ACC Missouri and Kansas chapters meeting during the 2014 ACC Legislative Conference.
FITs with WIC Section Members during the WIC Section Leadership Workshop in January 2015 in Washington, DC.
ACC Legislative Conference 2017 Review
September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017 | Ada C. Stefanescu Schmidt, MD, MSc
Chapter Engagement

Last week's Legislative Conference saw a great Fellows in Training (FIT) turnout, with 68 FITs representing nearly every state chapter, including travel award winners from 26 states!

Chapter Engagement – FIT Forums and Transition to Practice
August 16, 2017

August 16, 2017 | Edinrin Obasare, MD
Chapter Engagement

As summer comes to its final month we reflect on the changes that propel us to the next season of our lives. This is an exciting and busy time for everyone. It also presents the opportunity to take part in activities our ACC state chapters offer.

ACC FIT Chapter Highlight: Inspiration From Pennsylvania
June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 | Srinath Adusumalli, MD, and Ahmad Masri, MD
Chapter Engagement

ACC's state chapters are important components of the professional homes of today's FITs. To that end, as FIT representatives to the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the ACC, we have been working on several initiatives that cross fellowship program lines and are aimed at engaging FITs across the state in the activities of ACC's PA Chapter, as well as the ACC on a national level.

An Update from ACC’s PA Chapter on Fall 2016 Events
February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 | Megan Kamath, MD
Chapter Engagement

ACC’s Pennsylvania Chapter has been a champion of education and lifelong learning for members at every stage of training, making it an invaluable resource to all involved. Megan Kamath, MD provides an update on the Chapter's activities. 

Gunasekaran Prasad
Importance of Connecting With Leaders at ACC’s Regional Meetings
January 25, 2017

January, 25 | Prasad Gunasekaran, MD
Chapter Engagement

FITs in Kansas have had the distinct honor of hosting three successive presidents of the ACC, Patrick T. O’Gara, MD , MACC; Kim A. Williams Sr., MD, MACC; and  Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC, to preside over the chapter’s annual cardiovascular symposium. The welcome dinner served as the perfect platform for FITs to interact in an informal manner with ACC leadership on pertinent topics.

Benjamin Holmes
Focus on ACC’s TN Chapter: Interview With Julie B. Damp, MD, FACC, and Robert N. Piana, MD, FACC
November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016 | Benjamin Holmes, MD
Chapter Engagement

Hoping to gain some insight into opportunities for involvement and leadership at the national level, I sat down with two members of ACC’s Tennessee Chapter who have served as chairs on national committees within the College.  Julie Damp, MD, FACC, is a non-invasive cardiologist in Nashville, Tennessee, where she is the associate program director of the Vanderbilt Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program. She currently serves as chair of the ACC Cardiovascular Training Section. Robert N. Piana, MD, FACC, is an interventional cardiologist and director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Intervention Program, and is the immediate past chair of the ACC Coding Task Force, serving ex-officio as the College’s CPT Code Advisor. 

Edinrin Obasare, MD
Focus on PA-ACC: Family time!
October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 | Edinrin Rae Obasare, MD
Chapter Engagement

Families – some we choose and others we find ourselves in. In most families, everyone rallies together to achieve a common worthwhile goal. The ACC is a large organization, with local state chapters which serve as the “smaller family” unit for ACC members. The Pennsylvania Chapter (PA-ACC) is my local ACC chapter/family.

ACC’s PA Chapter Update: A Productive Year For Western PA
October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 | Megan Kamath, MD
Chapter Engagement

2016 is racing to a close and, boy, what a year it has been for the FITs in ACC’s Pennsylvania Chapter. February 2016 put the spotlight on women’s heart health and many Western PA FITs attended the Cardiovascular Disease and Women Conference held at Allegheny Health Network. Topics for discussion included peripartum cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease in women, pre-eclampsia, and mid-life cardiovascular disease considerations.

Kevin Parrott
Perspectives From Kentucky ACC
September 29, 2016

September 29, 2016 | Kevin Parrott, MD
Chapter Engagement

The Kentucky Chapter the ACC (KY-ACC) is dedicated to promoting excellence in cardiovascular care, and heart health in commonwealth of Kentucky. The highlight of the year for the Chapter, as well as for all the Fellows in Training (FITs), is our annual meeting, which was held in Lexington, Kentucky at the Lexington Convention Center this past year. Our state Chapter meeting has seen a steady increase in participation, and last year’s meeting set a record for attendance from both practicing cardiologists and FITs with nearly 300 attendees.

Focus on ACC’s NY Chapter: Interview With Shubhika Srivastava, MBBS, FACC, and Antonio Gabriel Cabrera, MD, FACC
May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 | Edon Rabinowitz, MD
Chapter Engagement

As a fellow constantly on the move in my home institution, it's easy to forget that the ACC has a community of cardiologists ready to support and provide FITs with guidance, so I sat down with Shubhika Srivastava, MBBS, FACC, and Antonio Gabriel Cabrera, MD, FACC, at ACC's 65th Annual Scientific Sessions (ACC.16) in Chicago, IL. Dr Cabrera moderated a small group discussion on "Getting the Most Out of the Mentor/Mentee Relationship."

Nicholas Stephen Amoroso, MD
Focus on NY-ACC Chapter: Perspectives from New York Downstate Chapter Leadership
May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016 | Nicholas S. Amoroso, MD
Chapter Engagement

Smadar Kort, MD, FACC, is a clinical professor of medicine and director of non-invasive cardiac imaging at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Roslyn, NY. Dr. Kort is also the immediate past downstate governor of ACC’s New York Chapter. She attended medical school at the Sackler School of Medicine in Israel, completed residency at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and an advanced echocardiography fellowship at New York University.

Travis Taylor
Perspectives From Indiana Chapter Leadership
March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 | Travis Taylor, MD
Chapter Engagement

Interview with Edward T.A. Fry, MD, FACC, the current president of ACC Indiana Chapter and Raymond E. Dusman Jr., MD, FACC,is an electrophysiologist who serves as the president-elect of ACC Indiana Chapter and as the chief physician executive for the Parkview Health system.

Jon Hassel
Getting Involved on the Chapter Level in Indiana
March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 | Jonathan Hassel, MD
Chapter Engagement

The ACC Indiana Chapter remains active at the local and the national level. Each year, the ACC Indiana Chapter selects two third year fellows to be involved in the ACC Indiana Council who serve as voting members of the committee and represent the FIT voice for current issues. This year I am serving the representative from Indiana University (IU), and Travis Taylor, MD, is serving as the representative from St. Vincent’s. The committee  plans the annual meeting, addresses state and national concerns of its members and advocates for cardiovascular interests within the state legislator.

ACC Georgia Chapter: Engaging FITs on the State Level
February 12, 2016

February 12, 2016 | Thomas Riddell, MD
Chapter Engagement

The ACC Georgia Chapter promotes high standards in the practice of cardiovascular medicine and surgery in the state of Georgia and maximizes the quality of cardiovascular care received by the residents of the state. The Chapter hosted its annual meeting in November of 2015 at the Ritz Carlton at Lake Oconee. The three-day conference was led by Donald A. Page, MD, FACC, president of the ACC Georgia Chapter.

Nisha A. Gilotra
A Day of Heart Failure at Heart House: The Mid-Atlantic Capital Cardiology Symposium
January 19, 2016

Jan 19, 2016 | Nisha Gilotra, MD
Chapter Engagement

The Mid-Atlantic Capital Cardiology Symposium took place November 21, 2015 at ACC’s Heart House in Washington, DC. The room was packed this year, with academicians, private practitioners and trainees from Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The day was filled with exciting educational sessions, research presentations and networking opportunities under the supervision of the director Michael A. Solomon, MD, FACC, chief of cardiology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Opportunities For Chapter Engagement
November 18, 2015

Nov 18, 2015 | Poonam Velagapudi, MD
Chapter Engagement

We are in that exciting time of the year when most ACC Chapters are hosting their annual chapter meetings. Chapter meetings are an excellent time for fellows to interact with other fellows in training (FITs) and faculty from training programs in their Chapter and participate in various events such as poster and research presentations, jeopardy, etc.

Fellows in Training
Kansas Chapter Update: The 2nd Annual Cardiovascular Symposium
October 21, 2015

Oct 21, 2015 | Prasad Gunasekaran, MD
Chapter Engagement

As an extension to its commitment to promoting cardiovascular health, the ACC Kansas Chapter held the 2nd Annual Cardiovascular Symposium on Oct. 3. Thanks to the dynamic leadership of our current Governor, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MBBS, FACC, we have a state that is reenergized and is producing some high-quality work both on the clinical and academic fronts. Lakkireddy identified the need for an annual cardiovascular symposium and successfully launched this well-received program in 2014.

Poonam Velagapudi
Exploring FIT Involvement in ACC Chapters
August 11, 2015

Aug 11, 2015 | Poonam Velagapudi, MD, MS
Chapter Engagement

I joined the ACC Missouri Chapter as a fellow-in-training (FIT) member during my first year of fellowship. My early association with the chapter opened up several opportunities both at the state and national level to network and to engage and work with the Chapter’s leadership on various avenues including education, advocacy and career development. The Missouri Chapter leadership is very encouraging of FITs to get involved in the Chapter’s proceedings. Here are some examples of how to get involved:

Fellows in Training
Exciting New Features Coming to the FIT Section!
July 30, 2015

July 30, 2015 | From the FIT Section
Chapter Engagement

Thank you for checking out this exciting new feature of the Fellows in Training Section! In the coming days you will be see “quick-read” articles from FITs in this space. These articles will be written with your busy lifestyles in mind and we encourage you to check back soon.