ACC President Patrick O'Gara, MD Comments on Kathleen Sebelius’ Resignation as HHS Secretary

Contact: Stephanie Abraham,, 202-308-8574

American College of Cardiology President Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, FACC, made the following statement today on Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation as the 21st United States Secretary of Health and Human Services:
“Kathleen Sebelius has presided over the Department of Health and Human Services during a challenging and crucial time in our evolution towards a new paradigm for health care. On behalf of the American College of Cardiology, I thank her for her dedicated service and wish her well in her future endeavors. The College looks forward to working with her successor to promote the interests and health of cardiovascular patients.”


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


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