ACC Governor – Dr. Craig McPherson

Dr. Craig McPherson has been elected as ACC Governor for 2020-2023

He follows Dr. Kevin Kett as the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology's, President and Governor for a term of office 2020-2023

Craig McPherson was raised in CT (Andrew Warde HS), educated in NY (AB, Columbia) and MA (MD, Tufts) and performed his clinical training in MA (medical residency, Chief Medical Resident, Tufts-New England Medical Center) and CT (Fellowship in Cardiology and EP, Yale).

A member of the Yale faculty since 1983 (present rank: Clinical Professor), he directed the CCU and the EP Service at the VAMC, West Haven, CT from 1983 until 1992, when he moved to Bridgeport Hospital to develop the EP Service there. In 1995, he became the Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program and is presently the longest serving Cardiology program director in the USA.

At Bridgeport Hospital, in addition to directing the Cardiology Fellowship and the Cardiac EP Service, he has served as the co-chair of the Institutional Review Board and member of the Nominating Committee and the Graduate Medical Education Committee. He has served as the local principal investigator of numerous clinical trials (including MUSTT, MADIT-CRT, ReLY, ARISTOTLE and RAID) and has been the mentor of more than 50 student theses and resident and fellow research projects.

He has been an active member of the Connecticut Chapter of the ACC since 2013 and, since 2015, has served as the co-chair of the Education Committee, responsible for the planning and conduct of the Annual Meeting of the CCACC.

He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology and has been a Fellow of the ACC since 1983.