Dr. Alison Bailey Named Editor-in-Chief of ACCEL

Bailey will serve an 18-month term leading ACC’s audio learning and education product

Contact: Sam Roth, sroth@acc.org, 202-375-6582

WASHINGTON (May 07, 2020) -

Alison L. Bailey, MD, FACC, has been named editor-in-chief of the American College of Cardiology’s Extended Learning (ACCEL) editorial board.

ACCEL is ACC’s audio learning product that covers the latest science and research presented around the world. ACCEL helps its users understand the latest science in cardiovascular disease and provides CME credit and MOC points to cardiovascular professionals. As the new editor, Bailey will work with ACC members and staff to innovate the way ACCEL is created and delivered.

Bailey is a noninvasive cardiovascular physician who focuses on the delivery and implementation of team-based, guideline-directed cardiovascular care. She is an affiliated associate professor of medicine (cardiology) at the University of Tennessee.

Bailey has been involved with the design and delivery of cardiovascular education for the full cardiovascular care team and patients for over 10 years. Prior to her current role, Bailey served as the program director for a newly launched cardiovascular disease fellowship program at Erlanger/University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga while also serving as a practicing cardiologist at Erlanger Health System. Additionally, Bailey served as the associate program director for the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program at the University of Kentucky for eight years, where she developed the educational curriculum, led fellowship administration and selected fellowship candidates.

Bailey became a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology in 2005, and since 2010 has worked on numerous projects within the ACC, including serving on the Annual Scientific Session Program Committee from 2014-2020. Bailey is the current governor of the ACC’s Tennessee Chapter, chair of the Cardiovascular Management Section and is a member of the Board of Governor’s Steering Committee.

In 2018, Bailey began hosting the ACC’s “Practice Made Perfect” podcast series, an innovative educational tool for the cardiovascular community to gain instrumental support in areas that impact and transform patient care.

“ACC has been my professional home at every stage of my career and the vast array of educational products produced by the College have been instrumental in helping me implement the newest science to care for my patients,” Bailey said. “I love being a physician and educator and feel blessed to be selected for this exciting leadership opportunity. With my passion for cardiovascular care and education, I look forward to working with my international cardiovascular editorial board and ACCEL content contributors to continue advancing science and transforming care for our cardiovascular patients.”

Bailey graduated cum laude with departmental honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from University of Kentucky. She went on to earn her Doctor of Medicine from University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where she graduated with distinction. She also completed her residency, chief residency and fellowship in cardiovascular disease at University of Kentucky Medical Center.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.


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