Master of the American College of Cardiology (MACC) Designation


Nominees for the Master designation will have been Fellows of the College in good standing for more than fifteen years. Dedicated service to the College over time is the primary and necessary distinguishing characteristic of nominees for the Master designation. The nominees will have served with distinction and provided leadership on College programs and committees and may have served as trustees or governors. Excellence in education, clinical practice and scholarship will be important supporting characteristics.


The Awards Committee will receive nominations and report its recommendations to the Board of Trustees in the fall. The committee may either approve or decline to approve any nomination. If a nomination is declined, it will not be forwarded to the Board of Trustees. Awards Committee members may not submit nominations, nor are they eligible to receive the MACC designation while serving on the committee.

Individuals receiving the MACC designation will be formally recognized during the College's Annual Convocation Ceremony in 2023.

How to Nominate

Current and past members of the Board of Trustees, past presidents and officers are invited to individually nominate candidates to receive the MACC designation. Each nomination should be in the form of a letter addressed to the Awards Committee that clearly sets forth the rationale for the nomination.

Nominations are due September 30, 2022.

The following materials should accompany each nomination packet as described below:

  • 1 nominating letter (required)
  • 1 seconding letter from another member of one of the groups invited to make nominations (required)
  • Letters should not exceed 750 words
  • A complete listing of the nominee's College committee activities obtained from the ACC (This list can be obtained from Rebekah Noyes in the Business Operations Department at; and
  • The nominee's curriculum vitae.

For questions regarding the MACC designation, please contact Rebekah Noyes at (preferable) or by mail to:

Rebekah Noyes
Attn: ACC Awards Committee
American College of Cardiology
2400 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

For questions regarding the ACC Distinguished Awards Program or MACC designation, please contact Rebekah Noyes at

Nominations are due September 30, 2022.