Akinboboye Emerges First Black To Chair Cardiovascular Disease Board

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has announced the appointment of Olakunle Akinboboye, MD as chair of the ABIM Cardiovascular Board.
The appointment of Akinboboye by the 81 years old ABIM, is the first by the body to have a black Chair of the Cardiovascular Disease Board.
The Cardiovascular Board is charged with certifying all deserving cardiologists in the United States. The Board which comprises 12 members from all over the country is charged with the responsibility of conducting, certifying examination for all trainees in cardiology nationwide and also carrying out periodic knowledge assessments of all practicing cardiologists in the United States. It is one of the specialty boards of the ABIM.
ABIM’s specialty boards are where the frontline work, at the discipline-specific level is done with the roles to define, refine and set standards, perform oversight assessment, build partnerships and also responsible for the broad definition of their discipline across certification and maintenance of certification.

Dr. Akinboboye is certified in cardiovascular disease, hypertension and sleep medicine, an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York.  He is also the medical director of Queens Heart Institute/Laurelton Heart specialist in Rosedale, Queens, New York.
A past-president of the National Association of Black Cardiologists’ (ABC), Akinboboye also serves as Chair of the Clinical Trials Committee of the organization, He also serves on the International Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology as the  liaison for Africa.


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