Robert Bonow, MD Honored for Outstanding Service by the American College of Cardiology
Bonow Named Master of the American College of Cardiology during ceremonies at the 57th Annual Scientific Session Held this Week in Chicago
Robert O. Bonow, MD, chief, Division of Cardiology, co-director, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Goldberg Distinguished Professor of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine was recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as Master of the American College of Cardiology (MACC) during ceremonies held this week at the ACC’s 57th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago.
First given in 1998, MACC honorees are recognized for their outstanding service to the ACC. To be eligible for the MACC, recipients must have been a dedicated fellow (member) of the ACC for more than fifteen years. No more than four Master designations are awarded each year.
Dr. Bonow is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. His clinical interests include congestive heart failure, nuclear cardiology, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and went on to complete his internship and residency at the university’s hospital. He completed his fellowship at the Cardiology Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Dr. Bonow was the president of the American Heart Association (2002-2003), served on its Board of Directors (1999-2004), chaired its Clinical Science Committee (2001-2002), Council on Clinical Cardiology (1999-2001), and Committee on Scientific Sessions Program (1998-2000). In addition, he is a member of the Board of Extramural Advisors of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and serves on the Clinical Research Roundtable of the Institute of Medicine. He has previously served on the board of trustees of the American College of Cardiology and on the Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
The ACC was chartered in 1949 and currently has 28,000 members. Its mission is to advocate for quality cardiovascular care through education, research promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines, and to influence health care policy. Fellows of the ACC, the foremost professional society representing heart specialists in the United States and throughout the world, are adult cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, researchers and academicians, or specialists in a cardiovascular-related field. ACC members represent the majority of board-certified cardiovascular physicians in the United States.