Valentin Fuster has been appointed physician-in-chief of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has also been re-appointed as director of Mount Sinai Heart, The Zena and Michael A. Weiner Cardiovascular Institute, and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health for a new five-year term. Physician-in-chief is a new position that was developed to ensure the continued excellence of patient care and satisfaction at Mount Sinai.
Fuster, an Academy member and the organizer of the recent Academy conference, "Evolving Challenges in Promoting Cardiovascular Health" that took place in Barcelona in November 2011, is one of the most acclaimed cardiologists in research, education, and clinical care. "Dr. Fuster is a global champion of cardiovascular health, committed to excellence in research and education, and to fostering an environment of unparalleled clinical distinction," says Kenneth L. Davis, president and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and vice chair of the Academy Board of Governors.
As physician-in-chief, Fuster will work closely with the medical center's senior leadership to maintain the highest standards for Mount Sinai's patients. "This appointment is a tremendous honor," says Fuster. "I look forward to working with Mount Sinai leadership to make an indelible impact in clinical research and on the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care of our patients to reach the highest standard of clinical care that can be emulated at institutions around the world."