Cardiologist John Bisognano, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Medicine and director of Outpatient Cardiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, has been elected president of the New York State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Hypertension.
As state ACC president, Bisognano will lead the state’s largest organization of cardiologists through September 2010. Tenure for the American Society of Hypertension position, director-at-large, runs from July 2009 to June 2012.
Bisognano, a hypertension and heart failure expert, also serves as medical director of the URMC Cardiac Rehabilitation Program and director of Clinical Preventive Cardiology. He is editor of the book “Manual of Heart Failure Management,” a comprehensive guide to managing patients with heart failure. He is a pioneer in developing and testing new ways to treat severe high blood pressure in patients who have not responded to medication and other approved treatment.
Bisognano received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his doctorate in chemistry from State University of New York at Binghamton, and his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He joined the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2001.