Robert O. Bonow, MD: Cardiology Leader Honored by the American College of Cardiology
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 will be recognized on March 31 by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as Master of the American College of Cardiology (MACC) during ceremonies at the ACC's 57th Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session will be held in Chicago from March 29 - April 1, 2008.
First given in 1998, MACC honorees are recognized for their outstanding service to the ACC. To be eligible for the MACC, individual will have been a dedicated fellow (member) of the ACC for more than fifteen years. No more than four Master designations will be awarded each year. Dr. Bonow was previously recognized by the ACC with the Distinguished Fellow Award (2000) and Distinguished Service Award (2006).
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.