Announcing the 2017 – 2018 ACC Officers

The new term for the ACC’s leadership is just around the corner. Get to know the president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary and BOG chair for the 2017 – 2018 term.

The following members have been selected or nominated for ACC leadership positions:

Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC

Cardiology Magazine, Jan. 2017Walsh earned both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Minnesota. She completed her internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern, and her cardiology fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, as well as an assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, as well as an assistant professor of radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 1990 to 1992. Walsh joined what is now St. Vincent Medical Group in Indianapolis, IN, in 1992. She is the medical director of the heart failure and cardiac transplantation programs and director of nuclear cardiology at St. Vincent Heart Center, and is program director of the St. Vincent Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation fellowship. She is past president of the Indiana affiliate of the American Heart Association, past board member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and a current board member of WomenHeart – the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. Walsh has been active in the ACC both locally and nationally, including serving as president of the ACC’s Indiana Chapter and holding leadership positions on multiple committees and work groups. Walsh has also represented the American Board of Internal Medicine on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine and she previously served the ABIM as a member of the Congestive Heart Failure Practice Improvement Model Committee. Walsh has served as an associate editor of HeartWatch, a publication of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiac Failure and as an editorial consultant for JACC: Heart Failure. Walsh’s areas of expertise include nuclear cardiology, heart failure and cardiac transplantation. She also is focused on cardiovascular disease in women and systems approaches for quality initiatives in the practice setting. She received the Wenger Award for Medical Leadership in 2014 and has been elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America annually since 2005.

Vice President
C. Michael Valentine, MD, FACC

Cardiology Magazine, Jan. 2017Valentine is an interventional cardiologist at Centra Health in Lynchburg, VA. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he was named the outstanding senior, as well as the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his medicine and cardiology training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Valentine has served the College in many roles, including ACC Treasurer and Secretary, chair of the ACC Board of Governors, and governor of ACC’s Virginia Chapter. He has also co-chaired the ACC Advocacy Committee, served on the task force to develop the Cardiac Cath Lab Quality Tool Kit, and played a leadership role in promoting collaboration between payers and physicians and developing the concept of appropriate use. Valentine has served as co-chair of the College’s annual Cardiovascular Summit for many years and will continue as ACC Vice President for the 2017-2018 term.

Robert A. Guyton, MD, FACC

Cardiology Magazine, Jan. 2017Guyton is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in general surgery and a residency in cardiothoracic surgery, both at Massachusetts General Hospital, with an additional fellowship in pediatric cardiac surgery at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston. Since 1990, Guyton has been the chief of the division of cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University School of Medicine and the director of the thoracic surgery residency program. He is the Charles Ross Hatcher, Jr. Professor of Surgery. Guyton was a member of the board of directors of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for 10 years, serving as treasurer and later as president. He is the founder of the Cardiothoracic Research Laboratory of the Carlyle Fraser Heart Center at Emory Crawford Long Hospital. He has been a member of the ACC Board of Trustees, the Surgeon’s Council and the Board of Finance. Guyton was also co-chair of the ACC/AHA Committee on Guidelines for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and served on the writing committee for the 2012 Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Guidelines and the 2014 Valvular Heart Disease Guidelines. Guyton has been recognized for his teaching as the winner of the Socrates Award for Commitment to Resident Education and Mentoring by the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association in 2009 and the Surgery Mentoring Award from the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia of the American Heart Association in 2012. Guyton remains actives as a clinical cardiac surgeon, having performed more than 10,000 cardiac operations to date.

Secretary and BOG Chair
B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC

Cardiology Magazine, Jan. 2017Wilson graduated with honors from Davidson College and subsequently Duke University Medical School, going on to train in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University, where he served as chief resident before his cardiology fellowship under Gottlieb Friesinger, MD, FACC. He joined Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute as an interventional cardiologist where he rose to director of the cardiac catheterization lab and then chief of cardiology for over 15 years. During his time at Sanger, Wilson served as co-director of the annual Advanced Cardiovascular Interventions course at Hilton Head from 1992 to 2007, and as the chief interventional cardiologist for the ACC North Carolina STEMI/RACE program for a statewide system of care from 2005 to 2015 and, more recently, the ACC/AHA National STEMI Accelerator I and II programs. Wilson is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and is currently Governor of ACC’s North Carolina Chapter. He has led numerous cardiology medical missions to Haiti, Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras, and played a key role in establishing the only national PCI and CABG program in Belize. His interests include new stent technologies and devices for coronary intervention, as well as appropriate public reporting of PCI outcomes.

CardiologyThank you to the Board of Trustees for 2016-2017

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