2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

<strong>Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC</strong>, <strong>ACC President</strong>
Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, ACC President
Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, is an interventional cardiologist and the Eric & Sheila Samson Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health, director of disease management for Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute, and associate professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Itchhaporia completed her residency in internal medicine at Stanford Health Care, as well as fellowships in cardiology at Georgetown University Medical Center and in interventional cardiology at Stanford Health Care.

Itchhaporia’s professional interests include quality measurement and improvement and cardiovascular disease prevention in women. Most recently, she has focused on technology and innovations that can propel digital transformation and disrupt care delivery, ultimately improving the lives of clinicians and patients and helping achieve health equity. She has been the chair of ACC’s Health Equity Taskforce focusing on addressing issues of health disparities and social determinants of health and improving access to care for underserved patients.

As an educator, Itchhaporia is interested in increasing the global awareness of cardiovascular disease and promoting health equity. She has worked with the Public Health Foundation of India in capacity-building efforts to develop and update content for certificate courses in cardiovascular disease and stroke prevention. She has been involved with the Best of ACC program in China, which aims to educate cardiovascular professionals throughout the country. She was co-chair of the ACC Middle East Conference in 2019 and 2020 and is on the editorial board for ACC’s extended learning (ACCEL). She also serves on the editorial board of Cardiology Today magazine.

Before becoming ACC’s vice president, Itchhaporia served on ACC’s Board of Trustees and as secretary and chair of the Board of Governors, as well as president of ACC’s California Chapter. She also served on ACC’s Lifelong Learning Oversight Committee, Science and Quality Committee, Governance Committee, Practice Administrator Workgroup and the ACC Innovation Program. She also has held several leadership positions with the American Heart Association (AHA).

Itchhaporia is a fellow of the ACC, AHA and European Society of Cardiology, as well as an honorary member of the British Cardiovascular Society and the Indian College of Cardiology. She was named a Top Doctor by Orange Coast Magazine and has been recognized by the AHA as an Outstanding Medical Honoree.