The American College of Cardiology Board of Trustees has recommended the College’s newest slate of officers and trustees and it includes two Gainesville natives.
According to an ACC news release, the ACC Nominating Committee, led by Immediate Past President Richard Chazal, MD, MACC, put forth the following candidates for BOT recommendation:
C. Michael (Mike) Valentine, MD, FACC, to serve as president from 2018-2019.
Richard J. Kovacs, MD, FACC, to serve as vice president from 2018-2019.
Howard T. (Bo) Walpole Jr., MD, MBA, FACC, to serve as treasurer from 2018-2021.
Edward T.A. Fry, MD, FACC, and Daniel Jose Pineiro, MD, FACC, to serve as trustees from 2018-2021.
Dr. Valentine is a native of Gainesville, who practices in Lynchburg, Va. Dr. Walpole is also a Gainesville native, who lives in Gainesville and serves as Vice President, Medical Affairs at Northeast Georgia Health System.
"Each of these individuals is uniquely qualified to uphold the mission of the College and provide the strong leadership needed to guide the ACC toward the future," said Chazal. "Congratulations to all the new officers and trustees."
These officers will be officially approved at the ACC's annual business meeting this weekend in Orlando.