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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
Rachel Eidelman, MD, FACC Secretary-Treasurer Boynton Beach
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
Dinesh Arab, MD, FACC District 3 Daytona Beach
James Nguyen, MD, FACC
District 4 Bradenton
Alexander Johnson, MD, FACC  District 4 Saint Petersburg
Naushad Shaik, MD, FACC District 5  Orlando
Deepti Bhandare, MD, FACC District 5 Sebring
Hashem Azad, DO, FACC District 6 Naples
Anuj Agarwal, MD, FACC District 6 Port Charlotte
Christina Michael, MD, FACC District 7 Boynton Beach
Jorge L. Penalver, MD, FACC District 7 Miami
Sarah Rosanel MD, FACC District 8 Hollywood
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
Carlos Alfonso, MD, FACC
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, FACC Chair, Program Directors Committee Miami

Ex Officio Representatives 

Mohammad Al-Ani, MD, FACC Early Career Representative
Jennifer Co-Vu, MD, FACC Pediatric Representative  Gainesville
Melissa Gilliam, PA-C
CVTeam Representative Fort Myers
Jennifer Miller, APRN, DNP, ACNP-BC
CVTeam Vice Representative
Michelle Dimza, MD FIT Liaison
Carlos Vergara, MD
FIT Vice Liaison
Dhiran Verghese
Jeopardy Lead
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.

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