The ACC welcomed Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, as its 70th president, effective April 1. Itchhaporia, an interventional cardiologist, is the Eric and Sheila Samson Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health, director of disease management for Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute, and associate professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. [Continue reading at link below]

Itchhaporia is the College’s first president of South Asian descent, and while she is the College’s fifth female president, she is the first in College history to assume the presidency from another female president – ACC Immediate-Past President Athena Poppas, MD, MACC.

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