Mary Walsh

President, American College of Cardiology, USA

Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC, earned both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Minnesota. She completed her internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern, and her cardiology fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She served as an assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, as well as an assistant professor of radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 1990 to 1992. Walsh joined what is now St. Vincent Medical Group in Indianapolis, IN in 1992. Her areas of expertise include nuclear cardiology, heart failure, and cardiac transplantation with a special interest in cardiovascular disease in women.

She is the medical director of the heart failure and cardiac transplantation programs and director of nuclear cardiology at St. Vincent Heart Center and clinical associate professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.  She is program director of the St. Vincent Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation fellowship.  

She is past president of the Indiana affiliate of the American Heart Association, past board member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and a current board member of WomenHeart - the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.  She has served as an associate editor of HeartWatch – a publication of the Massachusetts Medical Society and currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiac Failure and as an editorial consultant for JACC Heart Failure and a reviewer for multiple scientific journals. She is an author of more than 100 articles and book chapters.

She has been active in the ACC, both locally and nationally.  She was previously elected as president of the Indiana Chapter, and has served on and chaired multiple committees and work groups. She currently serves as the organization’s president.

Walsh has represented the American Board of Internal Medicine on the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine and she previously served the ABIM as a member of the Congestive Heart Failure PIM Committee.

Walsh’s teaching activities include instruction of students, residents and fellows and she lectures frequently on heart failure, heart disease in women and topics in nuclear cardiology.

She is actively involved in clinical research in heart failure, nuclear cardiology and systems approaches for quality initiatives in the practice setting. She received the Wenger Award for Medical Leadership in 2014 and has been elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America annually since 2005.

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