Mayo Clinic cardiologist David R. Holmes, M.D., reflects back on his year as president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
“It’s been a huge deal to be president of ACC,” said Dr. Holmes, “Cardiology has been incredibly good to me, and this was a chance to give back to the American and the global perspective on cardiovascular disease.”
“This has been an incredible journey in terms of trying to mold and trying to spread the new educational initiatives and to enhance the learning skills and learning messages that patients receive,” says Dr. Holmes
In addition to the learning initiatives, Dr. Holmes found the experience to be personally educating as well, saying, “I’ve learned a lot of things about medical care, broad global perspective of medical care, and non-communicable diseases worldwide.”
Dr. Holmes also fostered new relationships with colleagues during his time as ACC President. “It’s been a great opportunity to involve other societies and an incredible opportunity to work with my cardiovascular surgeon colleagues.”
This year’s conference is being held in Chicago from March 24-27 and its convocation ceremony will feature the induction of incoming ACC president William A. Zoghbi, M.D., who is the William L. Winters endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Imaging at The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Institute at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
The video of Dr. Holmes can be found below: