Welcome to ACC’s Cardiac Surgery Team Section!

Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr. MD, FACC

The Surgeons Member Section strives to serve as a point of identification for cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons to find, develop and implement initiatives related to strengthening and enhancing the surgeon perspective within the ACC. We are dedicated to establishing collaborations across the heart team to ensure highest quality care for CV patients.

In our inaugural year, the Section leadership is looking at potential partnerships across relevant ACC Member Sections to establish mutually beneficial collaborations between cardiologists and our members. Additionally, the Surgeons Section will support ACC and its educational, quality and advocacy partnerships with national surgeons societies including AATS and STS.

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.


Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr. MD, FACC
Professor of Surgery
Surgical Director, Cardiac Transplantation
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center
Governor, Colorado Chapter ACC