Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Virtual Career Day

The goal of the Adult Congenital & Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Virtual Career Day is to expose medical students enrolled in various historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other medical schools with diverse student bodies to adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) and pediatric cardiology careers. Doing so early in their medical career will help grow the pipeline of underrepresented minorities who pursue cardiology and its respective subspecialties. This Virtual Career Day will also be available to all college students considering a career in medicine.

The ACPC Virtual Career Day will consist of a panel of diverse (race, gender, age, geographic location) ACHD and pediatric cardiologists who will share their personal experiences and pathways to congenital cardiology.

The ACPC Virtual Career Day will be a partnership between ACC's ACPC Section and chapters where the selected HBCUs are located: the Georgia Chapter for Morehouse, the DC Chapter for Howard University and the Tennessee Chapter for Meharry, as well as the Texas Chapter due to their high proportions of Hispanic and Latino residents.


  • Arwa Saidi, Med, MBBCh, FACC, ACPC Section Chair
  • Annette Ansong, MD, FACC
  • Carissa Baker-Smith, MD, FACC
  • Randall Bryant, MD
  • Lowell Frank, MD, FACC
  • Wayne Franklin, MD, FACC
  • Daphney Kernizan, DO
  • Flora Nunez-Gallegos, MD
  • Keila Lopez, MD
  • Sylvia Swilley, MD
  • Michelle Wallace, MD
  • McAllister Windom, MD

Clinical Topics: Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology