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

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ACC Webinar: Triumphs and Challenges in Advanced HF Management

February 7, 2024

Featured Webinar

Join ACC's Federal Cardiology Section on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. ET for a discussion led by Daniel R. Schwartz, MD, FACC; Stephanie Hsiao, MD; and Carrie Puckett, DO, on heart failure (HF) management by left ventricular assist devices, transplantation and medical therapy/palliative care through a federal provider lens. Learn more.


Renal Denervation: A Workshop For the HTN Care Team

February 5, 2024

Educational Opportunities

Join ACC's Federal Cardiology Section for Renal Denervation: A Workshop For the Hypertension Care Team, taking place on Friday, April 5 at noon ET at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, GA. The workshop will provide updates on the latest contemporary approaches to hypertension management and how renal denervation may impact hypertension management and overall patient care, and is intended for Federal Cardiology Section members and up to one affiliated cardiovascular care team member from their institution. Please note that you must be separately registered for ACC.24. Space for the workshop is limited – register today!

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