Federal Cardiology

The Federal Cardiology Member Section and Leadership Council is the home for cardiac professionals working in the VA, Department of Defense or Public Health Service within the ACC, advocating for and advancing the priorities of interest to the community.

The opinions expressed in this member section are solely those of the authors and do not represent an endorsement by or the views of the Department of Defense, the Veteran's Administration, the Public Health Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the United State Government.


A unique blend of forum and network, the Federal Cardiology Member Section and Leadership Council works with College leadership to highlight and resolve issues pertaining to cardiac professionals working in the federal system. Explore these pages to find out how we do it and who we are.

Become a Member — Join Now.

Membership to the Federal Cardiology Member Section is complimentary! Serve as a voice for your community and become a part of the Federal Cardiology Member Section today. To join, call ACC Member Care at (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603 or check the box on your dues statement each Fall.

Member Benefits

Your membership provides you with opportunities to make a difference in the federal cardiac community and:

  • Network with colleagues
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Advance your career
  • Strengthen your skills
  • Expand upon your interests within the specialty

Message From the Chair

Welcome to ACC's Federal Member Section!

The Federal Member Section strives to serve as a point of identification for the Cardiology team to find, develop and implement initiatives related to strengthening and enhancing the Federal perspective within the ACC. Read more >>>

While our goal aligns perfectly with the ACC Strategy, there are unique aspects of our roles that require a separate section. My hope is that this section establishes a specific connection, within the larger ACC home, for members working in the VA Healthcare System, Department of Defense, Public Health Service, and Indian Health Service.

We are dedicated to establishing collaborations across the heart team to ensure highest quality care for CV patients. Whether you are a Fellow in Training, Early Career member or a seasoned professional, I invite you to join our Section. This is YOUR opportunity to make your voice heard in the College and the Medical Profession as a whole - we can't do it without you.


Todd C. Villines, MD, FACC

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Section News

Webinar; Conceptual Image

ACC Webinar: Triumphs and Misadventures in the CT/MRI Suite

May 20, 2024

Featured Webinar

Join the ACC’s Federal Cardiology Member Section on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. ET for an engaging discussion aimed to fill in gaps in knowledge for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense providers by sharing challenges and successes in multiple patient courses in the computed tomography (CT)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite. Reserve your place here.


Take the 2024 ACC Career Benchmark Survey

April 26, 2024


Take the 2024 ACC Career Benchmark Survey to help build a comprehensive view of clinician compensation andbetter support cardiovascular professionals in compensation negotiations. Complete the survey by Friday, May 31 for the chance to win a free registration to attend ACC.25 in Chicago, IL. Responses are anonymous.Take the survey here.


Network With Colleagues and Gain Expert Insights at the Federal Section Lunch at ACC.24

March 12, 2024


Join your fellow Federal Cardiology Section members at the Federal Section Lunch at ACC.24 for a buffet lunch and a keynote address from the U.S. Food and Drug Association (FDA) Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD. Hear Califf's insights on the FDA's approach to cardiovascular devices and artificial intelligence, connect with colleagues, and stay up-to-date on Federal Section activities. The lunch will take place Sunday, April 7, at 11 a.m. ET at the Omni Atlanta at Centennial Park, International Ballroom E. Reserve your spot today.

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