The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) announced a new board chair, Barbara Hutchinson, MD, PhD, FACC. Hutchinson is one of a few doctors in the United States who is board certified in both cardiovascular disease and sleep medicine.

Barbara Hutchinson, MD, PhD, FACC, Board Chair of the Association of Black Cardiologists

Hutchinson is a life member and past president of ABC. Prior to her election as board chair, she served as co-chair of ABC’s signature Spirit of the Heart Annual Awards Committee.

Hutchinson is president of Chesapeake Cardiac Care in Annapolis, Maryland.  Born in Trinidad & Tobago, she earned her bachelor of science in chemistry at the University of the West Indies. Upon graduation, she moved to the United States, and earned a PhD in cardiovascular pharmacology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She followed up her PhD by earning her MD and completing a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland.

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