Dr. David Holmes Elected President of the American College of Cardiology

Contact: Amanda Jekowsky, ajekowsk@acc.org, 202-731-3069

New Orleans, LA – David Holmes, M.D., F.A.C.C., professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and a consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was elected President of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) at the 60th Annual Scientific Session of the ACC, held in New Orleans, LA.

Holmes is a practicing Mayo Clinic invasive cardiologist.  His specialized areas of interest include acute coronary syndromes, interventional cardiology, restenosis, vascular biology, risk outcomes analysis, and telemedicine.  In addition, Holmes is involved in the development of a new catheter design and new approaches for treatment of a wide variety of patients with coronary artery disease and vein graft disease.  Finally, he is involved in the development of continued application of percutaneous coronary intervention technology to non-coronary vascular beds. 

“I’m humbled by the confidence of my colleagues that has led me to this important position at the College,” said Holmes.  “It is my goal to continue promoting quality patient care through the ACC’s science-based appropriate use criteria and continue to strengthen our data registries.”

Holmes has been a member of the ACC for 33 years, and has been an active leader, serving on the Learning Center Committee (1997-2000), Educational Program Committee (1999-2001), Strategic Education Directions Committee (2001-present), and the Interventional Spotlight Planning Committee (2001-2002).  He also previously served as Governor of ACC’s Minnesota Chapter (2003-2004) and on the Board of Trustees (2004).

Holmes is Chairman of the ACC Foundation to Advance Medical Education (FAME) initiative as well as co-author, Expert Consensus Stent Document (1996, 1998).  Holmes was the recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award (Clinical Domain) from the ACC in 2006 and was also named the Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine in Honor of Dr. George M. Gura, Jr. 

Dr. Holmes graduated from Marquette University Medical School in 1971.  He completed his internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle in 1972.  Dr. Holmes also served as a Captain in the United States Navy and retired from the Naval Reserves in 2004.

The American College of Cardiology (www.cardiosource.org) represents the majority of board certified cardiovascular care professionals through education, research, promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines – and to influence health care policy. ACC.11 is the largest cardiovascular meeting, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention, while helping the ACC achieve its mission to address and improve issues in cardiovascular medicine.


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