Association of Black Cardiologists elects new president

Anekwe Onwuanyi, MD, has been elected the 19th president of the Association of Black Cardiologists. 

Dr. Onwuanyi's election marks the first time a board-certified, advanced heart failure specialist has held the position in the organization's nearly 50-year history, according to an April 13 news release from the organization. 

Dr. Onwuanyi is a professor of medicine and chief of cardiology at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, as well as the co-chair of Atlanta-based Grady Heart and Vascular Center. He has been a member of the Association of Black Cardiologists for more than 30 years. 

"I look forward to continuing the ABC work that has had such a strong impact and building on the accomplishments of my predecessors whose outstanding leadership and vision have shaped the organization ABC is today," Dr. Onwuanyi said. "We must now double our efforts due to the increasing burden of the healthcare needs and mortality in communities of color as has been laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic."

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