Contact: Amy Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-375-6476New Orleans, La.)— James T. Dove, M.D., F.A.C.C., a clinical professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and founding member of Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, was elected president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) at the 56th Annual Scientific Session of the ACC, held in New Orleans, La. His years of service to the College include terms as chair of the ACC Board of Governors and chair of the Budget and Finance Investment Committee.
Dove has been in practice in Springfield, Ill., since 1973. He has been actively involved in clinical research and serves on the Board of Directors of the Prairie Education and Research Cooperative. Dove is a past governor for the American College of Physicians, Downstate Illinois Chapter and received the Laureate Award from the Illinois Chapter of the American College of Physicians in 1992. He was awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians in April 2002. He also served as president and governor of the ACC Illinois Chapter.
Dove graduated from Case-Western Reserve in Cleveland and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fourth year as chief resident at Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Medicine. He completed his cardiology training at the University of Rochester. Dove spent two years in Health Service assigned to Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. VA Hospital and the National Institutes of Health.
The American College of Cardiology is leading the way to optimal cardiovascular care and disease prevention. The College is a 34,000-member nonprofit medical society and bestows the credential Fellow of the American College of Cardiology upon physicians who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care.