Committee Chairs

Committees

  • Cardio-oncology
  • To advance the science and clinical care of the evolving field of cardio-oncology through education, collaboration, and communication.

Government Relations

Monitor all legislation and actively lobby to defeat those bills which we consider adverse to the health interest of the people of California, as well as to support those bills which are in their best health interests. We will pursue our legislative programs at every possible stage of the legislative process.

CMA Relations

Partner with the California Medical Association to advocating for physicians, nurses, and their patients.

Third Party / CAC

Monitor all issues dealing with quality of patient care and third party reimbursement, educate payors on issues, and keep the membership informed of ongoing changes.

Nominations and Awards

Recommend nominees for the 31 District Council positions and Governors. Solicit and certify all annual award recipients.

Budget and Finance

Prepare an annual budget and monitor the results of Chapter operations. Prepare and present monthly reports of the financial condition of the Chapter.

Pediatric Cardiology

The Pediatric Cardiology Committee provides input from pediatric cardiology to the Chapter’s Committees and Council. Issues of recent concern for the Chapter have included the epidemic of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in children.

Membership

Design and implement programs that address member needs and continually educate members about such programs, as well as encouraging them to take advantage of all the various benefits CA ACC offers.

Political Action (PAC)

Contribute to the election of candidates whose political philosophies and values reflect those of cardiovascular specialists and who are in a position to further our goals of optimizing cardiovascular care for our patients. Encourage members to donate to allow CA ACC to represent cardiovascular interests in Sacramento. Membership in the PAC is voluntary.

Cardiovascular Team

Provide a forum for interaction and education for Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Physican Assistants, Registered Nurses, PharmD’s, and other support team members.

Certification and Licensure Task Force

This committee is responsible for advocating for sensible state and Federal regulations, and educating CA ACC members about the regulations and changes as they occur.

Fellows in Training

Provide quality education on topics not included in their training programs. Continue communicating with Program Directors throughout the state.

Women in Cardiology

Provide mentors, targeted education and support for Women in Cardiology in the various phases of their careers. Encourage new women in Cardiology and those in the field to remain in the field.

Quality Committee

The Quality Committee/Initiatives shall focus on new standards for health system reform that is patient focused, value-based and fosters continuous quality and outcomes improvement. It shall also encourage and assist chapter-wide integration and completion of all National Quality Initiatives, as well as any additional initiatives that local leadership select, such as STEMI, D2B, Hospital to Home, & Mission Lifeline.

Practice Administrator

Provide tools to improve clinical care management and information on advocacy, reimbursement & policy issues affecting cardiovascualr care management.

Public Relations

The Public Relations Committee is charged with getting CA members involved, engaged and proud to be FACC. Get patients and public to realize the import and need for FACC.

Early Career

To identify needs of those new in practice and coordinate educational and networking events.

Technology / Medical IT / HER

Catalyzing innovation to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.

Prevention

To reduce the number of Californians with heart and vascular diseases through education and promotion of optimal heart healthy lifestyles, risk factor control, and preventive therapies.

Wellness

Helping Physicians avoid burnout by promoting intrinsic motivations and how what we DO at work aligns with our overall values and purpose in life.

Diversity & Inclusion

1. Build a robust pipeline of of medical students and internal medicine residents interested in cardiology.
2. Ensure diversity and inclusion in our training programs.
3. Provide leadership development opportunities

Exercise Health & Sports Cardiology

1. To add value to our membership by educating our members in diagnosis and treatment of athletes.
2. To raise the awareness of Exercise Health to the Californians thereby reducing and preventing Cardiovascular related morbidity and mortality.

 CA ACC to join a committee.

William Bommer, MD, FACC Delegates to CMA Specialty Society

William Bommer, MD, FACC Delegates to CMA Specialty Society

Professor, Director of Noninvasive Services, Internal Medicine, UC Davis, Medical Center

(916) 734-3763
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Ramin Manshadi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FAHA Vice President & Northern California Governor Delegate to CMA Specialty Society; Cardio PAC; Exercise Health & Sports Cardiology; CHAPTER Exchange – Israel Chair

Ramin Manshadi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FAHA Vice President & Northern California Governor Delegate to CMA Specialty Society; Cardio PAC; Exercise Health & Sports Cardiology; CHAPTER Exchange – Israel Chair

Manshadi Heart Institute

Anthony Hilliard, MD, FACC Secretary/Treasurer, Budget & Finance Cardio PAC

Anthony Hilliard, MD, FACC Secretary/Treasurer, Budget & Finance Cardio PAC

Interventional Cardiologist and Assistant Professor, School of Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center

(909) 558-4756
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John D. Baker MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI Delegate to CMA Specialty Society; Prevention Co-Chair; Councilor for District 11

John D. Baker MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI Delegate to CMA Specialty Society; Prevention Co-Chair; Councilor for District 11

Invasive/Interventional Cardiologist, Pacific Cardiovascular Associates

(714) 956-9788 Profile

Brenton Bauer, MD, FACC Cardio-Oncology Chair

Brenton Bauer, MD, FACC Cardio-Oncology Chair

General cardiology, Cardio-oncology, and Advanced cardiac imaging COR Healthcare Associates

Janet Wei, MD, FACC Women in Cardiology Co-Chair

Janet Wei, MD, FACC Women in Cardiology Co-Chair

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center

Teresa Daniele, MD Women in Cardiology Co-Chair, Government Relations, District 7

Teresa Daniele, MD Women in Cardiology Co-Chair, Government Relations, District 7

University Cardiovascular Center, UCSF

(559) 320-6155 Profile

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC Nominations; Cardio PAC; Women In Cardiology Alternate

Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC Nominations; Cardio PAC; Women In Cardiology Alternate

Cardiologist, Newport Coast Cardiology, Inc.

(949) 548-6634
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Nathan Wong, PhD, FACC Prevention Co-Chair

Nathan Wong, PhD, FACC Prevention Co-Chair

Professor and Director, UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program University of California, Irvine

(949) 824-5433 Profile

Richard F. Wright, MD, FACC Third Party Reimbursement/Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC)

Richard F. Wright, MD, FACC Third Party Reimbursement/Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC)

Research Director and Director of the Heart Failure Center, Pacific Heart Institute

(310) 829-7678
Profile Alternate: Open

Position Open Electrophysiology

Position Open Electrophysiology

Alternate: Open
Brijesh Bhambi, MBBS, FACC Interventional

Brijesh Bhambi, MBBS, FACC Interventional

Cardiologist, Central Cardiology Medical Clinic

(661) 323-8384 Profile

Position Open Quality Initiatives

Position Open Quality Initiatives

Shuktika Nandkeolyar, MD Southern FIT Representative

Shuktika Nandkeolyar, MD Southern FIT Representative

Cardiology Fellow, Loma Linda University Medical Center

Ali Naqvi, MD Southern FIT Representative

Ali Naqvi, MD Southern FIT Representative

Cardiology Fellow, UC Irvine Health

Hershey Avula, MD, MPH Northern FIT Representative Alternate

Hershey Avula, MD, MPH Northern FIT Representative Alternate

Kaiser Foundation Hospital San Francisco

(559) 307-5083
Mary Schoenbaum, NP, AACC CVT Rep - Southern Alternate

Mary Schoenbaum, NP, AACC CVT Rep - Southern Alternate

University of Southern California
Tracy Finegan, NP, AACC CVT Rep - Southern Chair

Tracy Finegan, NP, AACC CVT Rep - Southern Chair

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

(818) 364-4287
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Julia Itsikson, CNS CVT Rep - Northern Co-Chair

Julia Itsikson, CNS CVT Rep - Northern Co-Chair

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Stanford Health Care Careers

Evelyn Taverna, NP, CNS, AACC CVT Rep - Northern Co-Chair Alternate

Evelyn Taverna, NP, CNS, AACC CVT Rep - Northern Co-Chair Alternate

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Heart & Vascular Institute at El Camino Hospital

(650) 962-4621 Profile

Position Open Practice Administrator - Southern

Position Open Practice Administrator - Southern

Position Open
Practice Administrator – Southern
Bhavik Khatri, DO Practice Administrator - Northern

Bhavik Khatri, DO Practice Administrator - Northern

UCSF Medical Center

(510) 599-6017 Profile

Paul Teirstein, MD, FACC Certification and Licensure, Chair

Paul Teirstein, MD, FACC Certification and Licensure, Chair

Interventional Cardiologist, Scripps Clinic

(858) 554-9905 Profile
Irving Loh, MD FACC FAHA FCCP FACP Technology/Innovation Committee

Irving Loh, MD FACC FAHA FCCP FACP Technology/Innovation Committee

Cardiologist, Ventura Heart Institute, Thousand Oaks; CEO, Infermedica

Nassir Ahmad Azimi, MD, FACC, FSCAIC Public Relations

Nassir Ahmad Azimi, MD, FACC, FSCAIC Public Relations

La Mesa Cardiac Center, 5565 Grossmont Center Dr, #455 La Mesa, CA 91942

(619) 462-9353; FAX (619) 462-6038
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Aditya Satish Bharadwaj, MBBS, FACC Early Career, Southern

Aditya Satish Bharadwaj, MBBS, FACC Early Career, Southern

Cardiology, Loma Linda University

(713) 336-3353 Profile
Position Open Early Career, Northern

Position Open Early Career, Northern

Ashok Krishnaswami, MBBS, FACC Geriatric; District 5

Ashok Krishnaswami, MBBS, FACC Geriatric; District 5

Cardiologist, Kaiser Permanente

(408) 972-6380 Profile
Matthew Wheeler, MD Exercise Health & Sports Cardiology Co-Chair

Matthew Wheeler, MD Exercise Health & Sports Cardiology Co-Chair

Stanford University Medical Center Division of Cardiology

(650) 725-1846 Profile

Dinesh Kumar, M.B.B.S., FACC Wellness Co-Chair

Dinesh Kumar, M.B.B.S., FACC Wellness Co-Chair

Cardiologist, Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group

(949) 246-5739 Profile
Sheila Kar, MBBS, FACC Wellness Co-Chair

Sheila Kar, MBBS, FACC Wellness Co-Chair

Clinical Chief of Cardiology, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute; Sheila Kar Health Foundation

(310) 657-8500 Profile

Kevin Alexander. MD, FACC Diversity & Inclusion

Kevin Alexander. MD, FACC Diversity & Inclusion

Fellow, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology at Stanford Health Care

CARDIO PAC Board

CARDIO PAC Board

Norman Lepor, MD, FACC
Daniel Jurewitz, MD, FACC
William Averill, MD, FACC
Ramin Manshadi, MD, FACC
Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC
Anthony Hilliard, MD, FACC
Sonia Samtani, MD
Lianna Collinge, CAE
Tim Madden

Foundation Board

Foundation Board

Officers:
Chairman: Nora Goldschlager, MD, FACC
Vice Chairman: Bradley Angeja, MD FACC
President/CEO: Lianna Collinge, CAE
Secretary/Treasurer: Sheila Kar, MBBS, FACC
Noel Boyle, MD, FACC
Matthew Budoff, MD, FACC
James Forrester, MD, FACC
Garwood Gee, MD, FACC
John Gordon, MD, FACC
Maria Sciammarella, MD, FACC
Jamey Kabler, lay person

Leadership Google Groups

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