Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, has officially started her term as the 70th president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

Itchhaporia, an interventional cardiologist, currently serves as the chair of cardiovascular health and director of disease management at the Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute in Newport Beach, California. She is also an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine.

Itchhaporia most recently served as the ACC’s vice president. She also has experience as a member of the ACC’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors.