Smadar Kort, Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging and Director of Echocardiography at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been elected the next Governor of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for Downstate New York for a three-year term from 2012 to 2015.
The Board of Trustees of the ACC ratified the election on December 6. Kort will serve as Incoming Governor-elect until April 2011. She will assume the duties of Governor-elect from April 2011 to March 2012.
Kort is professor of medicine at SBUMC and has served as Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging and Director of Echocardiography at Stony Brook since May 2005. She received her medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine in Israel and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York.
She completed her fellowship in cardiovascular disease at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and advanced fellowship in echocardiography at NYU Medical Center in New York.
Kort is board certified in cardiovascular disease and in adult echocardiography. She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Society of Echocardiography. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography.
Located in Washington, D.C., the ACC advocates for quality cardiovascular care through education, research promotion, and the development and application of standards and guidelines.
The New York State Chapter functions, in consultation with the leadership of the ACC, as an advisor to local and state governmental and professional organizations regarding issues related to cardiovascular disease. The chapter provides continuing medical education programs of the highest caliber. It is involved in socio-economic, reimbursement, and legislative issues that influence access to high-quality cardiovascular care for all individuals, and maintains a high level of social consciousness.