Welcome to the home page of the Academic Cardiology Section!

It's my great pleasure to welcome you to the Academic Cardiology Section, the home within the ACC for academic cardiology, academic cardiologists, and academic cardiovascular professionals. The mission of the Academic Cardiology Section and Leadership Council is to advance US and global public health, in general and within the realm of cardiovascular diseases, by sustaining and advancing robust activities across the academic enterprise and across the life course, including research, education, mentorship and advocacy.

Andrew J. Einstein, MD, PhD, FACCAndrew J. Einstein, MD, PhD, FACC

Medical Education in Academic Cardiology: Dr. Katie Berlacher

Dr. Katie Berlacher

Kathryn Berlacher, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Associate Chief of Education for the UPMC Heart Vascular Institute. She also serves as the Program Director for their Cardiovascular Fellowship Program as well as Director of their Women's Heart Program.

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ACC Webinar: Heart Tank For the CV Investigator: Women's CV Health

May 28, 2024

Featured Webinar

Join ACC's Academic Section on May 29 at 7 p.m. ET for a webinar focusing on helping academic cardiologists gain the tools needed to conduct successful research. Listen to a distinguished panel of judges hear Young Investigators "pitch" their Women's Cardiovascular Health research ideas. Learn more.


JACC and The Lancet Align to Advance CV Health

May 20, 2024

JACC Family of Journals

JACC and The Lancet are bringing together their resources, expertise, and networks to disseminate high-quality research, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and advance cardiovascular health worldwide. Through close collaboration, the two journals are uniting to enhance their joint impact on global health by publishing, disseminating and amplifying the highest quality research. "The synergy between JACC's comprehensive focus on cardiovascular health and The Lancet's wide-reaching influence in general medicine creates a formidable alliance to advance health worldwide," said Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, FACC, Incoming JACC Editor-in-Chief. "United in our vision, we are set to amplify our joint impact, pushing the boundaries of what academic journals can achieve for patients and society." Read more.

Share Your Quality Improvement Successes at ACC Quality Summit 2024

April 26, 2024


Share your quality improvement successes with an abstract for ACC Quality Summit 2024, taking place Sept. 17-19 in San Antonio, TX. Showcase how NCDR and ACC Accreditation Services have helped you improve patient care, processes or quality initiatives through innovative educational experiences, team-based collaboration, data collection processes or research activities. The deadline for live session abstracts is Monday, May 13 and ePosters is Monday, June 24. Learn more.

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