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American Heart Association Past President, World Heart Federation Past President and volunteer medical expert
Nominated by American Heart Association
I have devoted my life to caring for patients with heart disease and providing treatment to prevent heart disease as well as educating young physicians in training to do the same.
I have spent my entire professional life as a cardiologist providing care for patients with heart disease and working hard to develop effective strategies for the prevention of heart disease at the national (USA) and international level. Currently, I am Professor of Medicine/Cardiology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am a Past President of the American Heart Association (AHA) and of the World Heart Federation (WHF).
I have served as Co-Chair of four WHF World Congress of Cardiology, and as a Senior Advisor to the NHLBI/NIH for the development of guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. It has been my pleasure to author or co-author more than 400 published papers and chapters on the subject.