John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC

John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC

Professional Bio:

John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC, MACP, FESC, FRCPI (Hon), FRCP (Hon), FICS (Hon), FIPC (Hon), FCSI, FIASC, FCCP, FAHA Harold, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Geriatric Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, and previously served as Chief of Staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Harold served as the national chair for ACC's Campaign for the Future - a $13 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. Harold serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute. He previously served as Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). 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. Harold served as the 62nd 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. Harold is the Editor-in-Chief of ACC’s Cardiology Magazine. He was the architect of ACC’s first 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. Harold was instrumental in the creation of the Great Britain and Ireland international chapter. He continues to serve as as global international ambassador for the College. 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. 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). Harold served two separate terms as the President of the Los Angeles affiliate of the American Heart Association. He was honored with AHA's prestigious Passion of the Heart Award for his leadership in philantrophic activities and community care. 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. 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. Harold holds honorary fellowships with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians of London, the InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Cardiological Society of India, National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (Galway, Ireland), Irish Cardiac Society and the British Cardiovascular Society. Harold was honored with ACC's International Service Award in 2022; he also received the ACC California Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award; and was the recipient of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Master Clinician Award. He was also the recipent of ACC's prestigious Advocacy Award. He is married to Ellen Teresa Harold, RN.

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