CMA executive to head American College of Cardiology

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted July 17, 2006

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John C. "Jack" Lewin, MD, has been appointed chief executive officer of the American College of Cardiology and will start his new position after the college's move to Washington, D.C., in September.

Dr. Lewin is currently CEO of the 35,000-member California Medical Assn., where he has served as chief staff officer the past 11 years. He has served on various advisory panels and boards, including Californians Allied for Patient Protection, the American Medical Association's Commission on Unity and the Navajo Nation Health Advisory Board.

"Dr. Lewin brings a lifetime of experience in health care leadership and innovation," ACC President Steven E. Nissen, MD, said in a statement. "His vision and passion will greatly enhance our ability to fulfill our mission: to advocate for quality cardiovascular care -- through education, research promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines -- and to influence health care policy."

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