John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC

John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC

Professional Bio:

John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC, MACP, FRCPI, FRCP, FESC, FCSI, FCCP, FAHA Dr. Harold, is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, geriatric medicine and critical care medicine, is a past chief of staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Harold is the national chair for ACC's Campaign for the Future - a $10 million campaign to transform the core of the cardiovascular profession and ensure future cardiovascular professionals are equipped to drive change and better meet the needs of patients heading into the future. Dr. Harold serves as clinical professor of medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute and the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Harold is a member of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center voluntary clinical faculty and is an attending physician at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute. Dr. Harold is a past president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He is a past chair of the ACC Board of Governors and previously served as ACC Secretary. Dr. Harold is the Editor-in-Chief of ACC’s Cardiology Magazine. Dr. Harold was the architect of ACC’s digital strategy and International Twinning Program. He was responsible for twinning the British Cardiovascular Society with the ACC California Chapter and helped to champion ACC’s international strategy. He continues to serve as as global international ambassador for the College. Dr. Harold has been active in global advocacy and served as the founding Chair of the World Heart Federation Partner’s Council in 2016 and was a member of the Board of Directors of the World Heart Federation. Dr. Harold has represented the ACC at numerous events sponsored by the World Health Organization in Geneva and New York and testified for the ACC at the United Nations General Assembly hearing on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). He is a member of the Board of Directors of numerous organizations, including the Los Angeles affiliate of the American Heart Association, the Heart Fund at Cedars-Sinai and the UCLA Clinical Faculty Association. Dr. Harold is a former member of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors, American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation Board of Trustees and the ABIM Executive Committee. Dr. Harold completed his internal medicine training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and a fellowship in cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was honored with the Master designation from both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Harold holds honorary fellowships with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians of London, the InterAmerican Heart Foundation and the Cardiological Society of India. He is married to Ellen Teresa Harold, RN.

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