The current ACC Board of Trustees (BOT) consists of 15 members. The president of ACC leads the Trustees for a one-year term. See the full roster of BOT members and officers below:
Quick Links: B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC • Cathleen Biga, MSN, RN, FACC • Edward T.A. Fry, MD, MACC • Christopher Kramer, MD, FACC • Nicole L. Lohr, MD, PhD, FACC • Himabindu Vidula, MD, MS, FACC • Ed W. Childs, MD, FACS • James L. Januzzi, Jr., MD, FACC • Jeffrey Kuvin, MD, FACC • Sandra J. Lewis, MD, FACC • Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC • Joseph E. Marine, MD, MBA, FACC • Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC • Pamela B. Morris, MD, FACC • Hani Najm, MD, FACC
B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC
B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC, is an interventional cardiologist and executive vice chair at Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute in North Carolina, where he previously served as chief of cardiology for more than 13 years. He has published more than 75 articles with interests spanning STEMI systems of care, stent technologies and devices for coronary intervention, left main stenting, chronic total occlusions, anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapies, structural and valvular heart disease, appropriate public reporting of PCI outcomes and quality improvement projects for systems of care, and clinician well-being.
Wilson graduated with honors from Davidson College and subsequently Duke University School of Medicine. He then trained in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he served as chief resident before completing his cardiology fellowship under Gottlieb Friesinger, MD, FACC. Since 2006, he has been a clinical professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, as well as the chief liaison for cardiovascular training between UNC's hospital campuses in Charlotte and Chapel Hill. Wilson served as co-director of the annual Advanced Cardiovascular Interventions course in Hilton Head, SC, from 1992-2007 and as the chief interventional cardiologist for the ACC North Carolina Chapter STEMI/RACE program to develop a statewide system of care from 2005-2015. From 2011-2020, he was the chair of the ACC/American Heart Association National STEMI Accelerator I and II programs, covering more than 30 million lives.
Since 2019, he has been a senior adviser to the steering committee for the ACC Global Heart Attack Treatment Initiative, enrolling more than 2,000 STEMI patients. Wilson has also led numerous cardiology medical missions to other countries, including Haiti, Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras. Wilson served as co-chair of ACC Latin America. In the past, he served as governor for ACC's North Carolina Chapter, as well as chair of the Board of Governors and secretary of the Board of Trustees. He also has held positions on the ACC Membership Committee and the NCDR Management Board and has served as chair-elect of the Governance Committee.
Cathleen Biga, MSN, RN, FACC
Cathleen Biga, MSN, RN, FACC, is president and CEO of Cardiovascular Management of Illinois, a cardiology physician practice management company. She works with more than 100 providers in the Chicago area and partners in their cardiovascular service lines at more than 14 acute care hospitals. She earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the Mayo/College of St. Teresa and master of science in nursing from Northern Illinois University School of Nursing.
Biga has more than 40 years of experience as a registered nurse, service line director, hospital vice president and CEO. She has 20 years of experience in physician practice management.
She has been active nationally in consulting in strategic planning, operational efficiencies, integrated financial and quality initiatives, and growth and development of the cardiovascular service lines. She is focused on facilitating the integration of strategic, financial and quality perspectives between cardiovascular service lines at practices and hospitals. In addition, she consults and lectures on numerous contemporary cardiovascular topics.
Biga is a member of ACC's Board of Trustees, and past-chair of the MedAxiom Board of Managers, and a member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Edward T.A. Fry, MD, MACC
Edward T.A. Fry, MD, MACC, attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed his residency in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He completed a two-year cardiovascular research fellowship focused on pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of native and genetically modified plasminogen activators. He also completed a general cardiology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he then served as assistant professor and medical director of the cardiac transplant program before completing an interventional cardiology fellowship at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital – Indianapolis.
In 1991, he joined the cardiology practice at St. Vincent where he continues to be a busy interventional and general cardiologist and serves as chair of the Ascension National Cardiovascular Service Line. He helped launch Navion Healthcare Solutions, a subsidiary data quality management software company owned by Ascension, where he previously served as board chair.
Fry is past president and governor of ACC's Indiana Chapter. Within the ACC, he has served on the Audit and Compliance Committee (chair), Digital Strategy Steering Committee; Interventional Section Leadership Council; Surviving MI Initiative; Integrating the Health Enterprise Health Policy Work Group; Clinical Quality Committee; Prior Authorization Work Group; ACC Telemedicine Project; ACC COVID-19 Hub; Board of Governors Steering Committee; Innovations Development Work Group; ACC Premier Oversight Work Group (chair); Board of Trustees (BOT) Task Force on Clinician Well-Being; Health Systems Task Force; ACC/AHA Ethics and Professionalism Consensus Task Force, and ACC Nominating Committee. He has been a presenter, moderator and session chair at ACC Annual Scientific Session, ACC CV Summit, MedAxiom CV Transforum, Heart House Roundtables and is a member of HeartPAC, ACC's political action committee.
He served as ACC President from 2022-2023.
Christopher Kramer, MD, FACC
Christopher Kramer, MD, FACC, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His first faculty appointment was at Allegheny General Hospital and MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine, now Drexel University College of Medicine, where he directed the cardiology fellowship program. In 1999, he moved to the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where in 2019, he was named the George A. Beller/Lantheus Medical Imaging Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.
Kramer's principal research interest has been the application of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to the cardiovascular system in studies ranging from mice to large animals to humans. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed publications; four books; and more than 100 book chapters, editorials and reviews on the topics of left ventricular remodeling and myocardial viability, atherosclerotic plaque imaging, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Kramer has received National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 funding for research on CMR of PAD and is co-principal investigator of a 2,755 patient, 44-site international registry study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. In addition, he directs a cardiovascular fellowship program, funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.
Prior to serving as ACC Treasurer, he served a past president of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) and previously served as chair of ACC's Imaging Council, as well as chair of the Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Sciences NIH study section.
Kramer previously served on the editorial board of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging and currently serves on the editorial boards of Circulation, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging and Vascular Medicine. He is also member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of University Cardiologists and American Association of Physicians. Kramer received the Gold Medal from the SCMR in 2015 and was named a Distinguished Mentor by the ACC in 2021.
Nicole L. Lohr, MD, PhD, FACC
Secretary and BOG Chair
Nicole L. Lohr, MD, PhD, FACC, obtained her doctorate in physiology and medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee, WI. She went on to complete her residency and fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at MCW, where accepted a position as an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She was promoted to associate professor in 2019.
Lohr has proven to be a dedicated clinician-researcher and health care administrator, with leadership roles as medical director of Cardiovascular Clinical Trials at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin (2015-present) and as chief of cardiovascular medicine at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (2016-present).
Lohr is a physician-scientist, serving as principal investigator for numerous active clinical trials. She continues to actively recruit research participants for her National Institutes of Health R01-funded research, "Small molecule NO precursors as a bioactive source of NO in vasodilation and angiogenesis," which began in 2019. In addition, she has been a proud recipient of the VA MERIT Review Award Program for several years, with her current research focused on "Red light-mediated trafficking of microvesicles as a mechanism of vasodilation."
She currently holds leadership positions with the ACC and American Heart Association (AHA). She has served ACC's Wisconsin Chapter as councilor (2015), governor-elect (2019), and governor (2020).
Himabindu Vidula, MD, MS, FACC
Himabindu (Hima) Vidula, MD, MS, FACC, received her medical degree from Northwestern University in Illinois and completed her residency, cardiovascular disease fellowship, and advanced heart failure fellowship at Northwestern University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) at the University of Pennsylvania and Medical Lead for MCS across Penn Medicine. Her research interests are related to telehealth and remote monitoring in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) recipients. Vidula's NIH R01 grant-funded research is related to blood pressure monitoring and management in LVAD recipients. Vidula was previously Medical Director of Heart Transplantation, founder and co-director of the Comprehensive Sarcoidosis and Amyloidosis Programs, and Program Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Rochester in New York. She has been the Upstate Governor of ACC's New York State Chapterand a member of the ACC Board of Governors (BOG) Steering Committee. She serves as ACC BOG Chair-Elect and a member of the ACC Board of Trustees as of 2023.
Ed W. Childs, MD, FACS
Public Member Trustee
Ed W. Childs, MD, FACS, is a professor and chair of surgery at Morehouse School of Medicine. He received his bachelor's degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Texas at Dallas and his medical degree from Texas A&M University College of Medicine. He completed postgraduate training in general surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a fellowship in trauma/critical care at UC Davis Health. Childs co-edited the book Stigma and Prejudice and co-authored The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health. He serves as a public member of ACC's Board of Trustees.
James L. Januzzi Jr., MD, FACC
James L. Januzzi Jr., MD, FACC, is the Hutter Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a staff cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). After completing his undergraduate studies at Holy Cross College in 1988, Januzzi graduated as a top-ranked student at New York Medical College and completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and fellowship in cardiology and cardiac ultrasound at MGH. He joined the Cardiology Division at MGH in 2000.
Januzzi is a clinician and clinical researcher. He has an active general cardiology practice focused on patients with acute and chronic heart failure. He has made extensive contributions to the understanding of cardiac biomarker testing, where his research has set international standards for use in diagnosis, prognosis and management of patients suffering from acute and chronic heart failure, as well as in those with acute coronary syndromes.
He has contributed to numerous efforts at the ACC, serving as an associate editor for both the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and JACC: Heart Failure. He has also served as chair of the Task Force on Expert Consensus Decision Pathway Documents and co-chair of the Science and Quality Committee.
Jeffrey Kuvin, MD, FACC
Jeffrey Kuvin, MD, FACC, is the Lorinda and Vincent de Roulet Professor of Medicine and chair of cardiology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is also chair of cardiology at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, co-director of the Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital at North Shore University Hospital, and senior vice president of cardiology at Northwell Health. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and cardiology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.
Kuvin was recruited to Northwell in 2020 after serving as section chief of cardiovascular medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Heart and Vascular Center. Before joining Dartmouth, Kuvin served at Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine as associate chief medical officer for graduate medical education, associate chief of cardiology, director of cardiovascular quality, and director of cardiovascular education and fellowship training.
Kuvin is well-known for contributions in cardiovascular education and training. He was selected to the Geisel Academy of Master Educators at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. In addition, he received a Career Award for Teaching Excellence at Tufts and has been listed numerous times as a Top Doctor in Boston Magazine.
At the ACC, Kuvin has served as chair of the Lifelong Learning Oversight Committee, as well as chair (2017 – 2018) and vice chair (2015 – 2016) of ACC's Annual Scientific Session. In addition, Kuvin was the lead developer and first chair of the ACC In-Training Exam and is a past editor of ACC's Adult Clinical Cardiology Self-Assessment Program (ACCSAP). He currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Sandra J. Lewis, MD, FACC
Sandra J. Lewis, MD, FACC, is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine where she completed internship, residency, and cardiology training. She was a recipient in the inaugural year of the ACC Merck Research Fellowship. Lewis practices cardiology at Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon where she previously led a multispecialty cardiology group for 25 years. She is Past Governor of the Oregon chapter of the American College of Cardiology, immediate past chair of the ACC Section Steering Committee, immediate past chair of the ACC HeartPAC, past chair of the Women in Cardiology Section of ACC, past Chair of the ACC Ethics and Compliance Committee, and serves on the Health Affairs Committee.
Recognizing the untapped potential for some mid-career women cardiologists to develop leadership skills, she initiated the SJL Mid-Career Women's Leadership Institute. She looks to these women becoming a link in the path to bring more women into cardiovascular leadership.
She was an investigator in landmark clinical trials including SAVE, PROVE-IT, TNT, Jupiter, and the CARE trial where she authored or co-authored multiple subgroup analyses.
More recently she authored the third ACC Professional Life Survey, co-authored papers on Sex Differences in Ischemic Heart Disease, The Pregnant Cardiologist, Building Heart Centers for Women, and Career Preferences and Perceptions of Cardiology Among US Internal Medicine Trainees.
She was named by Good Housekeeping as one of the 44 top cardiac centers/doctors for women and has been recognized over many years in Castle and Connolly America's Top Doctors.
Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC
Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC, is the inaugural executive director of the Healthcare Innovation Lab at BJC HealthCare and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Maddox is a practicing cardiologist, a professor of medicine in cardiology at the Washington University School of Medicine and a health services researcher.
As a researcher, Maddox's interests have focused on health care delivery innovation, learning health care systems, prevention of coronary artery disease, optimal care for cardiac patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, and quality of care for cardiac patients. The Healthcare Innovation Lab catalyzes care delivery innovation through research and development. To date, the Lab has developed innovations in predictive analytics in inpatient care, critical care and palliative care; remote patient monitoring in heart failure, post-operative and post-partum patients; patient transportation for ambulatory and cancer patients; voice assistants in inpatient supply chain and pre-operative patients; and patient billing.
Maddox has authored more than 230 peer-reviewed publications, received multiple grants exploring optimal cardiovascular care and outcomes, and holds national leadership positions at the ACC and American Heart Association.
Joseph E. Marine, MD, MBA, FACC
Joseph E. Marine, MD, MBA, FACC, is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and holds appointments as vice director of the Division of Cardiology and section chief of Cardiology for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.
Marine received his medical degree at the University of California at, San Francisco's School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He completed a cardiology fellowship at Boston Medical Center, as well as two fellowships in cardiac electrophysiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Medical Center.
As a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist, Marine specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias, particularly catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and atrial flutter. His research focuses on improving the safety and effectiveness of catheter ablation and treatments for AFib, as well as other atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.
Marine has lectured widely on a variety of arrhythmia topics and has served as a co-director of the ACC Cardiovascular Overview and Board Review Course for more than 10 years. He has served on several other committees for the ACC, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Maryland State Medical Society. He is author or co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and has served on writing committees for numerous ACC clinical practice and training guidelines.
He previously served as chair of the ACC Board of Governors and is co-editor of the ACC/HRS Electrophysiology Self-Assessment Program (EP SAP).
Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC
Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, is a professor of cardiovascular clinical research and outcomes, professor of medicine in cardiology, and population health science and policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist and clinical research expert in the field of cardiovascular disease. She completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
As director of the Center for Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials at Mount Sinai, she has built a globally respected academic research center focused on developing randomized clinical trials, outcomes research projects and high-impact academic publications. She has served as principal investigator for numerous global studies, developed risk scores for bleeding and acute kidney injury, participated in development of clinical guidelines, and authored more than 1,200 peer-reviewed articles.
Mehran has been named by Clarivate Analytics as one of the most influential scientific minds and as a highly cited researcher. She is a founder and chief scientific officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and recently founded Women as One, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing opportunities for women in medicine.
At the ACC, Mehran has served as chair of the Interventional Section Leadership Council. She also has been active in the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, where she served as program chair of the 2016 Scientific Sessions and co-founded the Women in Innovations Committee. She has received several awards, including the 2017 ACC Bernadine Healy Leadership in CV Disease Award, the 2018 Nanette Wenger Award from Women'sHeart for excellence in medical leadership and the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Pamela B. Morris, MD, FACC
Pamela B. Morris, MD, FACC, is a graduate of Wellesley College and Duke University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. She is currently director of preventive cardiology and co-director of women's heart care at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
Morris has served as the medical director of Duke University's Preventive Approach to Cardiology program, now the Duke Center for Living, and consultant to the Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Health Clinic in Rochester, MN. She provides comprehensive, integrated preventive care for patients with risk factors for cardiovascular disease and for those with established coronary heart disease. Morris is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical lipidology. She specializes in evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients with complex lipid abnormalities; early detection of subclinical atherosclerosis and has experience in assessment of coronary calcification and noninvasive angiography with both electron beam and multislice CT.
As co-director of women's heart care at MUSC, Morris maintains an active interest in sex differences in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease. She also participates nationally in educational programs for both physicians and women to raise awareness of women's cardiovascular risks.
Hani Najm, MD, FACC
Hani Najm, MD, FACC, is an expert in congenital heart surgery and has performed more than 400 surgical cases per year on newborns, children and adults with the most complex heart disease.
Najm spent 17 years developing the premier Pediatric Heart Center at King Abdulaziz Medical Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2016 as the chair of pediatric and congenital heart surgery. He attended medical school at King Saud University Medical School in Saudi Arabia and completed training at the Toronto Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children, both in Toronto, Canada.
Najm is an international lecturer in the field of congenital heart surgery and a collaborator in multiple research projects, including use of multicenter databases as a valuable tool for evidence-based practices in congenital heart disease.
In addition, Najm is a past president of the Saudi Heart Association and served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Saudi Heart Association, a member of the Saudi Medical Journal editorial board and associate professor at King Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. He holds numerous memberships in national and international professional organizations.