Stony Brook Physician Elected Governor Of American College Of Cardiology For Downstate New York


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    Three-year term begins in April 2012 after one year as Governor-elect

    STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 15, 2010 – Smadar Kort, M.D., FACC, FASE, Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging and [img_assist|nid=7678|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=173|height=263]Director of Echocardiography at Stony Brook University Medical Center, has been elected as the next Governor of the  American College of Cardiology  (ACC) for Downstate New York for a three-year term from 2012-2015.

    The Board of Trustees of the ACC ratified the election on Dec. 6. Dr. Kort will serve as Incoming Governor-elect until April 2011. She will assume the duties of Governor-elect from April 2011 to March 2012.

    Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Dr. Kort has served as Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging and Director of Echocardiography 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.

    Dr. 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 American College of Cardiology, 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.

    Stony Brook University Medical Center is Long Island’s only university-based academic medical center. It serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and is home to the Stony Brook University Heart Center, Cancer Center, the Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, the Institute for Advanced Neurosciences, and the Gastroenterology Program. Stony Brook provides Suffolk County’s only Level IV Regional Perinatal Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Department, ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center. To learn more, visit