William Zoghbi, the chief of the Division of Cardiac Imaging at The Methodist Hospital is taking over the presidency of the 40,000-member American College of Cardiology, today March 26, at the college’s annual scientific session in Chicago.
William Zoghbi, M.D, is taking the helm of the world’s largest scientific society for cardiology in the midst of dramatic changes to the national health care landscape. In response to these changes, Zoghbi says he will use his presidency to improve patients’ access to the best health information, and to provide new tools for health care providers to improve the patient-physician relationship and better effect care.
“As our information-based society evolves, and more and more people around the world have access to information, we feel it makes sense to put a new emphasis on patients,” Zoghbi said. “We want to make patients part of the decision making, and give them tools to educate themselves.”
Born in Beirut, William Zoghbi, a former TV Show guest and a very good friend, started medical school at the American University of Beirut in 1975. At the American University, he has met his iconic wife, Huda Hibri. Together, they flew to the United States in 1979 to complete their medical school; William then trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine and joined the faculty in 1985. His tenure at Baylor was from 1985 to 2005, where he was the John S. Dunn Professor of Medicine and served as Director of the Echocardiography laboratory at the Methodist Hospital. In 2005, Dr. Zoghbi was appointed Director of the new Cardiovascular Imaging Institute and received the William L. Winters Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Imaging at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Today, the whole Arab World and Lebanon should be proud for this outstanding achievement; let us cheer up and say “ A thousand Mabrook” to William!
Ricardo Karam just gave two talks in Amman. The first one was held at the Jordan Media institute where he shared with Media students the tip points of his journey. The second one, organized by the Lebanese association in Jordan in collaboration with the Lebanese Embassy, had “ Upheavals and Hope” as a theme.
Avec mon amitié et mes remerciements pour une des rares interviews que j’ai pris plaisir à faire
En appréciation d’un dialogue (en 6 parties jusqu’à maintenant) fort et important et particulièrement constructif
Thank you for the wonderful moments, for the magical questions and may God bless you