Welcome to the Academic Cardiology Section!

To my Fellow Colleagues in Academic Cardiology,

As a clinical cardiologist practicing at an academic medical center, I am constantly challenged by the importance of providing knowledgeable, thoughtful and compassionate care to my patients, while managing my other "non-clinical" responsibilities.

Cardiology Magazine ImageJacqueline Tamis Holland, MD, FACC

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For me, my non-clinical duties, include an array of work spanning the academic milieu including administrative and quality improvement work for the catheterization laboratory, teaching rounds, overseeing a busy Cardiology Fellowship Program, working with Cardiology specialty societies, and attempting to edit, comment, review or write manuscripts. (The latter usually happens during the "very off hours" of my day).

The Academic Section Leadership Council, serves as an additional source for collaboration and mentorship. We aim to support all of our academic cardiology section members to achieve their full potential within the realm of academic medicine. 
— Jacqueline Tamis Holland, MD, FACC

I am sure that all of us in academic medicine encounter similar challenges and I am comforted by the support and collaboration I get from my colleagues to help advance my knowledge and skills, and to advance my career in academic medicine.

The Academic Section Leadership Council, serves as an additional source for collaboration and mentorship. We aim to support all of our academic cardiology section members to achieve their full potential within the realm of academic medicine.

Whether you are an NIH funded researcher, a member of the cardiology administration for your hospital, a clinical trial investigator, a graduate medical educator, or involved in other ways in academic medicine, our goal is to provide you with the tools you will need to be a success.

Our work groups are designed to educate and inform our members on various issues important to all of us in academic medicine and to provide our members with an opportunity to get involved with some of the college's activities that center on academic medicine.

Additionally, we provide regular educational activities focusing on key issues related to professional development for all academic cardiologists.

To find out more about our work groups, our educational offerings, and our Young Scholar's Program, please click on the provided links.

As you can see, there is a lot of movement and excitement surrounding the Academic Section Leadership Council.

As chair, I want to emphasize once more that our goal is to support you in advancing your career in academic medicine.

I would love to hear from you, so please reach out should you have any questions or if you wish to get involved.

If you happen to see me in person, please do stop by to say hello. I would love to meet with you and hear your ideas.

Thank you for your involvement and good luck with your career.

Jacqueline Tamis Holland, MD, FACC

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Voices in Academic Medicine during COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic hit New York City in March 2020, and since then, academic medicine across the city has been forced to rapidly adapt and transform itself. Hospitals have faced many logistic challenges – an unremitting surge of sick patients, limited space, scarce personal protective equipment (PPE), limited ventilators, staff shortages due to illness and unavoidable fiscal fallouts. Individual departments and their divisions have had to confront unique challenges. Various disciplines like internal medicine, emergency medicine and critical care medicine formed the vanguard in this battle. Early in the pandemic, cardiology teams were also deployed to the front lines, in a large part due to their familiarity with intensive care. Finally, many other departments also had to deploy staff to care for the ever-growing number of sick patients. This required dramatic changes in staffing responsibilities, rethinking of schedules, cancelation of routine academic activities and a general re-invention of what it means to practice academic medicine.

Now, as the worst of the outbreak moves away from New York, we have the opportunity to take stock and learn from the experiences of the last few months. To gain a better understanding of how academic medicine (especially academic cardiology) underwent this emergency transformation and how to find its way back, we decided to speak to three physician leaders in key areas of academic medicine – Gregg W. Stone, MD, FACC, in clinical research; Samuel L. Seward Jr., MD, in academic administration; and Vaani P. Garg, MD, in graduate medical education.

Click here to read the full interviews.

Figure 1: Experiences of Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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