Norfolk, Va. - March 30, 2006 - John E. Brush, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.C., a physician with Cardiology Consultants in Norfolk who also practices at hospitals within Sentara, was elected to the Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) at the 55th Annual Scientific Session of the ACC. His term runs through March 2009. He also serves as chair of the national ACC Quality Strategic Directions Committee.
Prior to nearly 14 years of private practice in Norfolk, Dr. Brush was a staff physician at the University Hospital in Boston, and a senior investigator in the cardiology branch at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Md. He has taught at Boston University School of Medicine, and currently teaches at Eastern Virginia Medical School in addition to having a full time practice in Norfolk. He has chaired numerous quality committees at Sentara and has led several statewide quality improvement initiatives.
Dr. Brush received his undergraduate degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Vermont School of Medicine and his fellowship in cardiology at Yale University School of Medicine.
The American College of Cardiology is leading the way to optimal cardiovascular care and disease prevention. The College is a 33,000-member nonprofit medical society and bestows the credential Fellow of the American College of Cardiology upon physicians who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care.
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