It is time to submit your recommendations to the Nominating Committee for the slate of Vice President and Trustees for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF). Nominations are due by June 30, 2021. Submit your nominations today!

The Vice President serves a one-year term and is thereafter eligible to assume the position of ACC President. To serve as Vice President, an individual must have previously served at least one term on the BOT. The Membership Committee Chair serves a two-year term. Each at-large Trustee will serve up to a three-year term.

To avoid potential nominator conflicts, candidates are encouraged to provide 'Intent to Submit' documentation prior to submission of application materials. All interested applicants and nominators are asked to refer to the ACC/F BOT Application Handbook [PDF] for details regarding proper material submission and eligibility requirements. Nominations and supporting materials should be sent to Taylor Davis at tdavis@acc.org by 3pm ET on June 30, 2021.

Please review the Application Form [DOC], ACC Vice President Position Description [PDF], Membership Committee Chair Position Description [PDF] and Trustee Position Description [PDF]. ACC Vice President applicants, please reference the ACC President Position Description [PDF] for future responsibilities.

Per ACC's governance, the Nominating Committee encourages all nominators, candidates, and supporters to leverage the Leadership Competency model when recommending candidates. In alignment with the Governance Principles, the Nominating Committee will be applying the Leadership Competencies [PDF] as a framework for discussion of Vice President and Trustee candidates. ACC Leadership Competencies are available here.

In addition to ACC's Leadership Competencies designated above, prospective Trustee candidates should possess additional competencies essential to the functions of the Board of Trustees. Valuable skills and expertise may include, but are not limited to:

  • Member education and knowledge
  • Comprehension of digital and informational technology
  • Knowledge of health systems and institutional strategy
  • Understanding of health policy, including quality and outcomes/population health
  • Proficiency in education and research

Individual Trustees are not expected to possess all of the competencies outlined above. However, the collective composition of the Board will need to contain these competencies.

The Nominating Committee will meet this summer to consider all recommendations and will present a slate of nominations to the ACC/ACCF Board of Trustees for approval.

Current Officers of the College, members of the Governance Committee, members of the Nominating Committee, and ACC staff may not provide letters of support. Individuals who are unable to support Officer & Trustee candidates during this nominations cycle are:

2021-2022 ACC Officers
President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC
Vice President Edward T. A. Fry, MD, FACC
Secretary Joseph Edward Marine, MD, FACC
Treasurer Christopher M. Kramer, MD, FACC
Governance Committee
Chair Huon H. Gray, CBE, MD, MACC
Chair-Elect B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC
Member Erick Alexanderson Rosas, MD, FACC
Member George P. Rodgers, MD, FACC
Member Michael J. Mack, MD, FACC
Member Eileen M. Handberg, PhD, ARNP, FACC
Member Robert C. Hendel, MD, FACC
Member Paul N. Casale, MD, MPH, FACC
Non-Voting Ex-Officio Edward T. A. Fry, MD, FACC
Non-Voting Ex-Officio Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC
Nominating Committee
Chair Athena Poppas, MD, MACC
Member Claire Duvernoy, MD, FACC
Member Akshay Khandelwal, MD, FACC
Member Christopher Kramer, MD, FACC
Member Jeffrey Kuvin, MD, FACC
Member Michael Mack, MD, MACC
Member Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC
Non-voting Ex-Officio Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC

Contact Taylor Davis at (202) 375-6208 or tdavis@acc.org with your questions.