Dr. Himabindu Vidula is New Chair of ACC Board of Governors

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

Contact: Katie Glenn, kglenn@acc.org,

ATLANTA (Apr 08, 2024) -

Effective today, Himabindu Vidula, MD, MS, FACC, will serve as chair of the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors (BOG) and secretary of the Board of Trustees. Her term will run one year from 2024-2025.

Vidula 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 serves as the grassroots governing body of the ACC, a leading cardiovascular organization representing over 56,000 cardiovascular care team members around the world.

“As an advanced heart failure cardiologist, I am thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with a large team of diverse and passionate cardiovascular professionals every day in my roles as a clinician and researcher. ACC’s leadership development opportunities help teams like mine grow stronger,” she said. “The ACC Board of Governors is comprised of leaders from different types of cardiology practices across the United States and North America, offering a wealth of experience and facing a variety of challenges. I am looking forward to spending this next year collaborating with them and learning from their unique experiences to strengthen how the ACC serves our members and the broader cardiovascular care community.”

Prior to her new role as ACC BOG chair, Vidula has been an active member of the ACC throughout her career. She previously served as the Upstate Governor of the ACC’s New York State Chapter, a member of the ACC BOG Steering Committee and on the ACC Board of Trustees’ Enhancing Member Engagement Task Force.

“Over the next year, the BOG will focus on membership engagement and community engagement. One of our major goals is to further develop ACC’s state chapters’ embrace of the full spectrum of membership, by more thoroughly integrating clinicians from different practice models, fellows-in-training and cardiovascular care team members,” Vidula said. “We will also be working on projects to better understand health equity issues around the country and identity opportunities to engage in our communities.”

Vidula is an associate professor of medicine and medical director of Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) at the University of Pennsylvania and medical lead for MCS across Penn Medicine. Her research grants fund multicenter studies of blood pressure and exercise in left ventricular assist device recipients.

She received her medical degree from Northwestern University in Illinois and completed her internal medicine residency, cardiovascular disease fellowship and advanced heart failure fellowship at Northwestern University, as well.

Other new officers for 2024-25 are President Cathie Biga, MSN, FACC; Vice President Christopher Kramer, MD, FACC; Treasurer Akshay K. Khandelwal, MD, FACC; Board of Trustees Members Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, FACC, and Lee R. Goldberg, MD, MPH, FACC; and Board of Governors Chair-Elect David E. Winchester, MD, MS, FACC.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is the global leader in transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health for all. As the preeminent source of professional medical education for the entire cardiovascular care team since 1949, ACC credentials cardiovascular professionals in over 140 countries who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. Through its world-renowned family of JACC Journals, NCDR registries, ACC Accreditation Services, global network of Member Sections, CardioSmart patient resources and more, the College is committed to ensuring aworld where science, knowledge and innovation optimize patient care and outcomes. Learn more at www.ACC.org or follow @ACCinTouch.


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