Dr. Joseph E. Marine Assumes Role as Chair of ACC Board of Governors

Marine will serve one-year term leading ACC’s grassroots governing body

Contact: Katie Glenn, kglenn@acc.org,

WASHINGTON (Apr 01, 2021) -

Beginning today, Joseph E. Marine, MD, MBA, FACC, will serve as chair of the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors (BOG) and secretary of the Board of Trustees. His term will run for one year from 2021-2022.

Marine will lead governors from chapters representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and representatives from the U.S. health services. The BOG is the grassroots governing body of the ACC.

“I am honored for the opportunity to serve as chair of the ACC Board of Governors this year. I see myself as a facilitator and advocate for our chapter governors, cardiovascular care team liaisons and chapter executives in the outstanding work they are doing in their chapters,” Marine said. “The works of the ACC chapters adds critical member value, enabling the College to fulfill its mission. Over the course of my term, I hope to ensure all ACC governors have the opportunity to be heard and that the BOG continues to address issues that are timely and relevant to the chapters. Previous BOG chairs have served as great role models, and I hope that I can continue their work.”

In addition to serving on the ACC BOG, Marine has served on several other committees for the ACC, the Heart Rhythm Society and the Maryland State Medical Society. He has served as co-director of the ACC Cardiovascular Overview and Board Review Course for over 10 years and is also the editor of the ACC Electrophysiology Self-Assessment Program.

During his term as ACC Maryland Chapter governor, the Chapter advocated for passage of a state bill that expanded the eligibility of cardiovascular technologists able to work in cardiac catheterization labs. As the state had been experiencing a shortage of these professionals in prior years, the law has already had a positive impact on the cardiovascular care community in the state. Under Marine the Chapter experienced a growth in cardiovascular care team membership and engagement. In particular, the chapter’s increased and successful state advocacy efforts led to greater physician and CV team member engagement and creation of a state advocacy committee.

“Like so many of us, I am looking forward to a safe return to live, face-to-face meetings during my term. Meeting with colleagues from across the U.S. and North America is central to the joy of serving on the Board of Governors,” Marine said. “Other important areas I look forward to working on with the BOG include early career membership, continued state chapter advocacy efforts and facilitating the important work of the ACC’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.”

Marine is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He is a professor of medicine at 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.

As a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist, Marine specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias, particularly catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. His research focuses on improving the safety and effectiveness of catheter ablation and treatments for atrial fibrillation and other atrial and ventricular arrhythmias.

Marine graduated from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He completed fellowships in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at Boston University Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Other ACC officers for 2021-2022 are President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC; Vice President Edward T. A. Fry, MD, FACC; and Treasurer Christopher M. Kramer, MD, FACC.

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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