The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is a nonprofit medical association established in 1949. It bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its qualifications.
The American College of Cardiology has approximately 54,000 members, including physicians, registered nurses, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, doctors of pharmacology and practice administrators, specializing in cardiovascular care.
The College is governed by a small, centralized Board of Trustees that is strategically focused on the ACC's mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. The Board of 14 people is supported by six Board standing committees.
The American College of Cardiology Foundation offers a variety of educational programs and products tailored to the needs of clinicians in a variety of specialty areas at all stages of their careers.
The college also advocates for health policies that allow cardiovascular professionals to provide quality, appropriate and cost-effective care.