In Memoriam: William L. Winters Jr., MD, MACC

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William L. Winters Jr., MD, MACC, a long-recognized leader in cardiology and a revered educator and mentor, passed away on March 13. Winters served as ACC president from 1990-1991.

Among his greatest professional accomplishments, Winters established the first echocardiography laboratory in the southwest U.S. in 1969. He also played a critical role in introducing coronary angioplasty in 1980 to Houston Methodist Hospital.

"Bill was a close friend, mentor, a role model of the caring clinician educator; a gentle giant in cardiology and life," says ACC Past President William A. Zoghbi, MD, MACC, who worked with Winters for 35 years. "He will be missed dearly." Read more.