Patient Care

URMC Heart Expert Elected President of American College of Cardiology Chapter

May. 26, 2011

University of Rochester Medical Center cardiologist Leway Chen, M.D., M.P.H., was recently elected to the Board of Governors for the American College of Cardiology. During his three-year term, Chen will serve as president of the New York Cardiological Society and then president of the ACC’s New York Chapter.

In the elected roles, Chen represents cardiologists throughout Upstate New York, with significant focus on the impact of health care reform on patient care and reimbursement rates.

Chen is an associate professor Medicine and director of the URMC Program in Heart Failure and Transplantation.  He joined the Medical Center in 1999 and has helped build the program into a tremendous resource for the region.

He is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology and American College of Physicians. He is also a member of the American Heart Association, Heart Failure Society of America and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. He has chaired a number of professional conference sessions and serves as secretary of the New York Cardiothoracic Transplant Consortium.