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Chapter Leadership


David Winchester, MD, MS, FACC President Gainesville David E Winchester
David Perloff, MD, FACC
Immediate Past President Fort Lauderdale David Perloff
Rachel Eidelman, MD, FACC Secretary-Treasurer Boynton Beach Rachel S. Eidelman, M.D., F.A.C.C.


Farhat Khairallah, MD, FACC District 1 Tallahassee

Farhat Khairallah

Asim Ahmed, DO, FACC District 1 Pensacola Asim S. Ahmed, DO
Khanjan Shah, MD, FACC District 2 Gainesville Khanjan Shah Headshot.jpg
Henry Lesmes, MD, FACC District 2 Tavaras J. Henry Lesmes
Demilade Adedinsewo, MD, FACC District 3 Jacksonville
Demilade A. Adedinsewo
Dinesh Arab, MD, FACC District 3 Daytona Beach
Dinesh Arab, MD
James Nguyen, MD, FACC
District 4 Bradenton
James H Nguyen, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Alexander Johnson, MD, FACC  District 4 Saint Petersburg Alexander Johnson
Naushad Shaik, MD, FACC District 5  Orlando Naushad A Shaik, MD
Deepti Bhandare, MD, FACC District 5 Sebring Dr. Deepti Bhandare, MD
Hashem Azad, DO, FACC District 6 Naples Hashem Azad
Anuj Agarwal, MD, FACC District 6 Port Charlotte ANUJ AGARWAL, MD
Christina Michael, MD, FACC District 7 Boynton Beach  Christina Michael, M.D., FACC
Jorge L. Penalver, MD, FACC District 7 Miami Jorge Penalver MD
Sarah Rosanel MD, FACC District 8 Hollywood Sarah Rosanel
Josh Larned, MD, FACC District 8 Plantation Joshua Larned, MD
Litsa Lambrakos, MD, FACC District 9 Miami Litsa K Lambrakos
Dapo Illuyomade, MD, FACC District 9 Miami Adedapo Adeyinka Iluyomade

Committee Chairs

Jeffrey Williams, MD, FACC Chair, Quality of Care Committee Lakeland Jeffrey L Williams, MD
David Kenigsberg, MD, FACC Chair, Advocacy Committee Plantation David Kenigsberg, MD, FHRS - HCA Florida Westside Hospital | LinkedIn
Pamela Rama, MD, FACC
Vice Chair, Advocacy Committee
Jacksonville Beach
Pamela Rama
Alan Ackermann, MD, FACC Chair, Payer Relations & Healthcare Economics Committee Fort Lauderdale
Alan Ackermann, MD
Carlos Alfonso, MD, FACC
Chair, Education Committee
Dr. Carlos E Alfonso, MD
Mario Lopez, MD, FACC Chair, International Committee Port Charlotte Dr. Mario Lopez, MD
Shona Velamakanni, MD, FACC
Chair, Women Cardiologists Committee
Naples Shona Velamakanni
Rhea Sancassani, MD, FACC Vice Chair, Women Cardiologists Committee
Miami Rhea Sancassani
Diego Sadler, MD, FACC Chair, Cardio Oncology Committee West Palm Beach Diego Sadler, MD
Carlos Alfonso, MD, FACC Chair, Program Directors Committee Miami Dr. Carlos E Alfonso, MD

Ex Officio Representatives 

Mohammad Al-Ani, MD, FACC Early Career Representative
Mohammad Al-Ani
Jennifer Co-Vu, MD, FACC Pediatric Representative  Gainesville Jennifer Co-Vu
Melissa Gilliam, PA-C
CVTeam Representative Fort Myers
Melissa Gilliam, PA

CVTeam Vice Representative

Michelle Dimza, MD FIT Liaison
Michelle Dimza
Carlos Vergara, MD
FIT Vice Liaison
Carlos Vergara Sanchez, M.D.
Dhiran Verghese, MD
Jeopardy Lead
Dhiran Verghese


Marnie George Lobbyist   Marnie George

Holly Reigner

Project and Program Lead    

Jennifer Ray Beckman, MBA, CAE 

Executive Director    

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