About Us

The New York State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (NYACC) was founded in 1990, but our history in New York is much older. In fact the American College of Cardiology (ACC) was started by a group of physicians from New York. The Chapter was formed for the purpose of contributing to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and ensuring optimal quality of care for individuals with such diseases.

We function, in consultation with ACC’s leadership, as an adviser to governmental and professional organizations regarding cardiovascular disease. We also provide continuing medical education programs of the highest caliber; are involved in socio-economic, reimbursement, and legislative issues that influence access to high-quality cardiovascular care for all individuals; and we maintain a high level of social consciousness.

NYACC represents the various interests of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and other medical specialists, and its members represent the cardiovascular community on state medical boards and present views to state regulatory agencies and third-party payers.

We have been formed as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation under the federal and New York State tax codes.

Mission Statement

“The purpose of the Chapter shall be to contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and to ensure optimal quality of care for individuals with such diseases. In carrying out these purposes, the Chapter shall function – in consultation with the leadership of the College – as a source of advice to local and state governmental and professional organizations concerning issues related to cardiovascular disease. The Chapter shall, in the interests of patients, physicians and the public in general, maintain a high level of continuing medical education, social consciousness and involvement with socio-economic factors which may influence access for all individuals to high quality cardiovascular care.”

Organizational Chart


Himabindu Vidula, MD, FACC


Himabindu Vidula, MD, FACC

Srihari S. Naidu, MD, FACC

Jay J. Dubowsky, MD, FACC

Executive Committee

Himabindu Vidula, MD, FACC – Chair

Jay J. Dubowsky, MD, FACC

Norma Keller, MD, FACC

Srihari S. Naidu, MD, FACC

J. Chad Teeters, MD, FACC, MBA

Committees and Working Groups

  • Advocacy Committee
  • Audit & Finance Committee
  • Communications Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force
  • Cardiovascular Team (CVT) Group
  • Early-Career & Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Group
  • Innovation Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Women in Cardiology (WIC) Group

External Representation

  • American College of Cardiology Carrier Advisory Committee
  • Cardiac Advisory Committee
  • House of Delegates (MSSNY)
  • Interspecialty Committee (MSSNY)
  • State Legislation Committee (MSSNY)
  • State Legislative Strategic Planning Committee (MSSNY)


District 1

Jay V. Doshi MD, FACC

Luke Kim MD, FACC

Lawrence M. Phillips, MD, FACC

District 2

Jay J. Dubowsky, MD, FACC

Sonia Henry, MD, FACC

John N. Makaryus, MD, FACC

District 3

Gregory Katz, MD, FACC

Julio Panza, MD, FACC

Farbod Raiszadeh, MD, PhD, FACC

CVT Representatives

Metro: Bora Yang, PA-C
Upstate: Anna Sorensen, DNP

FIT Representatives

Metro: Roberto Cerrud-Rodriguez, MD
Upstate: Amr Salama, MD
Communications: Sarah Rosanel, MD

District 4

Radmila Lyubarova, MD, FACC

Joshua Schulman-Marcus, MD, FACC

District 5

Ayman Iskander, MD, FACC

Avneet Singh, MD, FACC

District 6

Jason D. Pacos, MD, FACC

Vishal Parikh, MD, FACC

District 7

Jennifer Katherine Lang, MD, FACC

James Youssef, MD, FACC

Delegate to MSSNY

Srihari S. Naidu, MD, FACC

MSSNY Interspecialty Committee Representative

Michael J. Wolk, MD, MACC

Chapter Executive Director

Mary Patterson, CAE, MA, MSA

Responsibilities of District Councilors

As stated in the New York State Chapter Bylaws, the administration, property and activities of the State Chapter shall be managed by its Council. Councilors serve three-year terms and may be re-elected to a second consecutive term.

Councilor responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

– Councilors must attend at least one State Chapter Council meetings per year during their term of office. State Chapter Council meetings are held twice a year, at the annual State Chapter Scientific Session in the fall and at the national ACC Scientific Session in the spring.

Failure to attend at least one meeting per year during their first term of office could prevent councilors from being elected to a second term of office.

– Serving on a minimum of one State Chapter committee.

– Taking an active advocacy role, on a grassroots level, within his/her respective district both at the Federal and State level.

When requested, each councilor should arrange for meetings, in coordination with the other councilors, with his/her local representatives and arrange annual meetings to discuss advocacy issues with Congressmen, State Senators, and State Assembly Representatives.

Councilors are encouraged to attend the annual ACC legislative conference.

– Representing the State Chapter at the local level and assisting members in their respective districts.

– Assisting in the development of State Chapter policy and direction.

– Monitoring the needs of cardiologists within his/her district and communicating these needs to the Upstate and Downstate ACC Governors and the Council.

– Assisting the Upstate and Downstate ACC Governors in membership development including recruitment of qualified new members.

– Helping to recruit interested volunteers to serve on State Chapter Committees.

– Promoting State Chapter accomplishments and activities to colleagues.

– Promoting ACCPAC membership and contributions.

– Assisting the Upstate and Downstate ACC Governors in the dissemination of important, timely information.

  • 2019 - Award, Diversity & Inclusion

    for excellence in D&I program implementation

  • 2018 - Grant, Chapter Innovation

    to establish a Shark Tank-esque event for burgeoning CV inventors

  • 2017 - Grant, Section Innovation

    to build a more robust AED-locating database in New York

  • 2016 - Grant, Essentials of CV Care in Older Adults

    to implement programming for older adults with CVD