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Chapter Leadership

The President of the Florida Chapter, American College of Cardiology appoints members to serve on committees and task forces for a term two-year term that may be renewed once for a total of four years of service. The Florida Chapter is interested in appointing Fellows, Assistant Fellows, Members and Cardiac Care Team Associates to committees. Letters of nomination are not required, but are considered if submitted. Please click here for the application.

David Winchester, MD, MS, FACC President Gainesville
David Perloff, MD, FACC Immediate Past President Fort Lauderdale
Octavio Cosme, MD, FACC Secretary-Treasurer Tampa
Farhat Khairallah, MD, FACC District 1 Tallahassee
Asim Ahmed, DO, FACC District 1 Pensacola
Khanjan Shah, MD, FACC District 2 Gainesville
Henry Lesmes, MD, FACC District 2 Tavaras
Demilade Adedinsewo, MD, FACC District 3 Jacksonville
Dilip Pillai, MD, FACC District 3 Jacksonville
James Nguyen, MD, FACC
District 4 Bradenton
Gregg Schuyler, MD, PhD, FACC  District 4 Saint Petersburg
Naushad Shaik, MD, FACC District 5  Orlando
Deepti Bhandare, MD, FACC District 5 Sebring
Sajan Rao, MD, FACC District 6 Naples
Anuj Agarwal, MD, FACC District 6 Port Charlotte
Rachel Eidelman, MD, FACC District 7 Boynton Beach
Rhea Sancassani, MD, FACC District 7 Miami
Sunay Shah, MD, FACC District 8Hollywood
Josh Larned, MD, FACC District 8 Plantation
Litsa Lambrakos, MD, FACC District 9 Miami
Dapo Illuyomade, MD, FACC District 9 Miami

Committee Chairs

Jeffrey Williams, MD, FACC Chair, Quality of Care Committee Lakeland
David Kenigsberg, MD, FACC Chair, Advocacy Committee Plantation
Pamela Rama, MD, FACC
Vice Chair, Advocacy Committee
Jacksonville Beach
Alan Ackermann, MD, FACC Chair, Payer Relations & Healthcare Economics Committee Fort Lauderdale
David Buck, DO, FACC
Vice Chair, Payer Relations & Healthcare Economics Committee
Gladys Velarde, MD, FACC Chair, Education Committee Jacksonville
Carlos Alfonso, MD, FACC
Vice Chair, Education Committee
Mario Lopez, MD, FACC Chair, International Committee Port Charlotte
Shona Velamakanni, MD, FACC
Chair, Women Cardiologists Committee
Rhea Sancassani, MD, FACC Vice Chair, Women Cardiologists Committee
Diego Sadler, MD, FACC Chair, Cardio Oncology Committee West Palm Beach
Carlos Alfonso, MD, FACCChair, Program Directors CommitteeMiami

Ex Officio Representatives 

Jennifer Co-Vu, MD, FACC Pediatric Representative  Gainesville
Edward Chu, MD, FACC
Diversity & Inclusion Representative
Monica Sanford, ACNP-BC, AGACNP-BC CVTeam Representative
Melissa Gilliam, PA-C
Vice Representative, CVTeam
Fort Myers
Michelle Dimza, MD FIT Liaison Gainesville
Marnie George Lobbyist  
Holly Reigner Project and Program Lead  
Jennifer Ray Beckman, MBA, CAE  Executive Director  
Click here to see a list of the districts.

Florida Chapter, American College of Cardiology
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Orlando, FL 32803


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