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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
David Kenigsberg, MD, FACC
David Kenigsberg, MD, FHRS - HCA Florida Westside Hospital | LinkedIn
Rachel Eidelman, MD, FACC Secretary-Treasurer Boynton Beach Rachel S. Eidelman, M.D., F.A.C.C.


Gian Carlo Giove, MD, FACC District 1 Tallahassee

Gian Carlo Giove

Asim Ahmed, DO, FACC District 1 Pensacola Asim S. Ahmed, DO
Khanjan Shah, MD, FACC District 2 Gainesville Khanjan Shah Headshot.jpg
Rama Krishna, MD, MRCP, FACC District 2 Tavaras Rama Krishna
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
Neelima Katukuri, MD, FACC
District 5  Orlando
Neelima Katukuri
Deepti Bhandare, MD, FACC District 5 Sebring Dr. Deepti Bhandare, MD
Hashem Azad, DO, FACC District 6 Naples Hashem Azad
Dinesh Sharma, MD, FACC District 6 Naples Dinesh Sharma
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
Francisco Hidalgo, MD, FACC District 8 Fort Lauderdale
Luis Francisco Hidalgo
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
Alan Ackermann, MD, FACC Chair, Advocacy Committee Fort Lauderdale Alan Ackermann, MD
Pamela Rama, MD, FACC
Vice Chair, Advocacy Committee
Jacksonville Beach
Pamela Rama
Saumil Oza, MD, FACC
Chair, Payer Relations & Healthcare Economics Committee Jacksonville
Saumil R. Oza, 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
Rhea Sancassani, MD, FACC
Chair, Women Cardiologists Committee
Rhea Sancassani
Madhavi Chunduru MD, FACC Vice Chair, Women Cardiologists Committee
Homestead Madhavi Chunduru, MD
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
Edward Chu, MD, FACC
Diversity and Inclusion Representative
Edward Chu, MD
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

Naushad Shaik, MD, FACC FIT Committee Advisor
Orlando Naushad A Shaik, MD
Michelle Dimza, MD FIT Liaison
Michelle Dimza
Carlos Vergara, MD
FIT Liaison
Carlos Vergara Sanchez, M.D.
Vanessa Hurtado, MD
FIT Vice Liaison
 Tampa Vanessa Hurtado, MD
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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