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WASHINGTON (Mar 30, 2020) -
Daniel M. Philbin Jr., MD, FACC, has been named chair of the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors (BOG) and secretary of the Board of Trustees, the main governing body of the ACC, for 2020-2021. His term begins today at the close of the ACC's Virtual Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology.
Philbin will lead governors from chapters representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and representatives from the U.S. health services. The BOG is the grassroots governing body of the College.
Philbin became a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology in 2000, and since 2014 has served on the Executive Council of the New Hampshire Medical Society as a representative from ACC's Northern New England Chapter. After years of active engagement in state advocacy, he was named his Chapter's Governor in 2017. The Chapter has grown under his leadership and remains an important force in local advocacy for patients with cardiovascular disease. In addition to serving on the BOG for New Hampshire from 2017-2020, Philbin sat on the BOG Steering Committee from 2018-2020, and on ACC's board of Trustees from 2019.
"Given the high standards that ACC Governors have come to expect from their Chair, I am deeply honored to accept the position," Philbin said. "ACC members depend upon the BOG, their representative body, to orient the College's efforts always toward the needs of our patients. As we combat the new challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, I look forward to working with our members at the grassroots level to advance our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health."
Philbin is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist at the New England Heart and Vascular Institute in Manchester, New Hampshire. Philbin founded the EP laboratory at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in 1999 and directed it for six years before moving to New Hampshire, where he maintains a clinical practice focusing on complex ablations and device implants. He sits on the credentialing committee for the North East Region for Anthem and serves as vice speaker of the New Hampshire Medical Society.
Philbin graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Yale University and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Yale University School of Medicine, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He also completed his internship, residency and fellowships in Cardiovascular Medicine and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Yale University.
Other ACC officers for 2020-2021 are President Athena Poppas, MD, FACC; Vice President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC; and Treasurer Howard T. Walpole Jr., MD, MBA, FACC.
The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.