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The director of the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute (JOHVI) Christopher J. White, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as a 2019 Master of the ACC Award for outstanding contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine.
Awarded annually, the Master of the ACC Award recognizes and honors Fellows of the ACC who have consistently contributed to the goals and programs of ACC and have provided leadership in important ACC activities. To qualify, the honoree must have been members of the ACC for at least 15 years and have served with distinction and provided leadership on various ACC programs and committees. Recipients are nominated by their peers and then selected by the ACC awards committee. Dr. White was recognized with this honor during the ACC’s 68thAnnual Scientific Session this March in New Orleans.
With more than four decades of experience, Dr. White has practiced medicine in San Francisco, CA; Washington, D.C.; Glasgow, Scotland and New Orleans, LA. In addition to his role with JOHVI, Dr. White currently serves as the Medical Director of Value Based Care and System Chairman for cardiovascular disease for Ochsner Health and is Professor and Chairman of Medicine and Cardiology for the University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School.
Dr. White is a past president of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and a past steering committee chairman for the National Cardiovascular Database Registry’s (NCDR) carotid and peripheral revascularization efforts. He serves as editor for Progress in Cardiovascular Disease, associate editor for JACC Interventions and previously served as editor-in-chief for Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.
Dr. White graduated Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society from Case Western Reserve Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at Letterman Army Medical Center (LAMC) in San Francisco, CA.
JOHVI has been a regional and national leader in cardiology and cardiac surgery for decades. In 2017, JOHVI performed its 500th LVAD and 950th heart transplant. JOHVI is home to more than 50 cardiologists and surgeons who work closely with each patient to develop a customized healthcare plan that is both targeted and effective. Ochsner also participates in more than 100 clinical trials for the goal of advancing knowledge of the mechanisms, treatments and diagnoses of cardiovascular disease.
About the American College of Cardiology (ACC)
The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.
About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs nearly 25,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook