Atrium Health physician named president of American College of Cardiology | Local News

CHARLOTTE – The American College of Cardiology (ACC), a prestigious professional organization

representing 56,000 cardiologists and other cardiovascular care professionals, selected Dr. B. Hadley Wilson, executive vice president of the Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, to serve as its 2023-24 president.

An interventional cardiologist and a distinguished leader in cardiovascular research, Wilson has cared for Atrium Health patients for decades. He was Chief of Cardiology for 15 years. Previously, he was Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. For the past decade, he has also served as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

“I’m excited to lead the American College of Cardiology next year,” Wilson said. “The organization is dedicated to transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health for people around the world through science and innovation to optimize healthy outcomes. My vision is to continue this transformation to deliver increased knowledge and value to all our members and their patients.

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The ACC is known and respected as the trusted source for cardiovascular education through its professional meetings, guidelines, publications and knowledge for the entire cardiovascular team. Wilson previously held numerous leadership positions with the ACC, including Secretary of the ACC Board of Directors and Chair of the College’s Board of Governors, which is a group of cardiovascular leaders representing all 50 states. , the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the United States Uniformed Services.

Wilson graduated with honors from Davidson College and Duke University Medical School. He then trained in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University, where he served as chief resident prior to his cardiology fellowship.

“It’s imperative that we work to reduce cardiovascular disease, which remains the number one killer in the United States and around the world,” Wilson said. “Along the way, as ACC President, I hope to build on the already high-profile national reputation of the Atrium Health Sanger Cardiac and Vascular Institute as a leader in cardiac care, and to further involve our physicians and cardiovascular team leaders on the global stage of education and an optimal cardiovascular system. care.”

The ACC leads the formation of cardiovascular health policies, standards and guidelines and awards credentials to cardiovascular professionals who meet rigorous qualifications. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC journals, maintains national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more information, visit acc.org.

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