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The Associate of the American College of Cardiology (AACC) Designation

Associate of the American College of Cardiology (AACC) is one of the most distinguished designations the College offers its members, honoring those with advanced training and education who have shown a commitment to the profession and the College.

With a focus on recognized national board certifications and member interests in advanced learning, skill building and professional recognition, the designation is a high honor reserved for those cardiovascular team members who have taken their commitment to transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health to the highest level.

As an Associate of the American College of Cardiology (AACC) you’ll gain recognition as a cardiovascular professional at the top of your field and receive voting privileges on College decisions.

The Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) Designation

Fellowship is one of the most distinguished designations the College offers its members, and is the ultimate recognition of professional achievement.

Based on outstanding credentials, achievements and community contributions to cardiovascular medicine, those who are elected to Fellowship signal to peers and patients their commitment to quality cardiovascular care through use of the FACC designation. Fellows of the ACC come from all specialties within cardiology and include adult cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, surgeons, researchers, academicians, specialists in a cardiovascular-related field and cardiovascular team members with advanced degrees.

The strongest evidence of achievement for those who earn the FACC designation comes from the applicant’s peers through letters of sponsorship attesting to their professional competence and commitment to excellence.

Election to Fellowship is determined by committee, and applications are welcomed on a rolling basis.

Past Distinguished Associate Award Recipients Include

2017: Kimberly K. Birtcher, PharmD, AACC
2016: Margo Minissian, PhD, ACNP, CLS, AACC
2015: Rhonda Cooper-DeHoff, PharmD, FACC
2014: Jane A. Linderbaum, APRN, CPN, MS, AACC
2013: Brenda Garrett-Superko, RN

Distinguished Associate Award

The Distinguished Associate Award recognizes anon-physician member (Cardiovascular Team Member, Associate of the American College of Cardiology or non-physician Fellow of the American College of Cardiology) whose outstanding contributions to College initiatives and the field of cardiology have encouraged and nurtured the ACC's team approach to cardiovascular care.