Massachusetts Cardiology Fellows Win American College of Cardiology FIT Jeopardy Competition

Contact: Sam Roth,, 202-375-6582

WASHINGTON (May 17, 2021) -

The Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Cardiology has won the “Fellows-in-Training Jeopardy Competition: Battle of the States” held during the ACC’s 70th Annual Scientific Session, taking place virtually. FITs from the Virginia Chapter took second place.

Teams from 45 ACC chapters participated in the competition, which featured eight 30-minute preliminary rounds. Teams answered questions from four Jeopardy categories that were based on the American Board of Internal Medicine Certification Examination Blueprint. Nine teams advanced to the semi-finals and two teams competed in the final round. 

Each team member from the Massachusetts Chapter was awarded a $1,000 cash prize. The Massachusetts Chapter team included: Shiv Bagga, MD, Lahey Clinic; Maiwand Mirwais, MD, Lahey Clinic; and Sonu Abraham, MD, Lahey Clinic.

Each team member from the Virginia Chapter was awarded a $500 cash prize. The Virginia Chapter team included: Xu Gao, MD, University of Virginia, Leann Denlinger, MD, University of Virginia; and Benjamin Ruth, MD, University of Virginia.

ACC.21 will take place May 15-17 virtually, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCinTouch, @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC21 for the latest news from the meeting.

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


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