CLEVELAND, August 14, 2023 - Dr. Bradley Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE, MBA, has been elected to serve on the American Heart Association’s 2023-2024 Midwest Board of Directors. The American Heart Association is the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all.

Dr. Marino is a long-time volunteer for the American Heart Association. Prior to moving to Solon and joining the Greater Cleveland Board of Directors in 2021, he served as President of the Board of Directors in Chicago and as Chair of the National Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (Young Hearts) Council.

In addition to his extensive volunteer work with the American Heart Association, he also serves as Cleveland Clinic’s Ronald and Helen Ross Distinguished Chair of Pediatric Cardiology and Executive Co-Director of the Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Center.

“I am honored to help lead the American Heart Association’s efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of Midwesterners as the organization heads into its centennial year,” said Dr. Marino. “Heart disease touches all families and unfortunately remains our nation’s leading killer. It is only through primordial prevention in children that we can reduce pediatric obesity and hope to curb the impact of heart and brain disease when our children grow into adulthood.”

As a member of the Midwest Board of Directors, Dr. Marino will help oversee the American Heart Association’s efforts in a 13-state region, comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Together, the regional volunteer leadership board will guide the Association to drive breakthroughs in science and technology, change systems and policies, address disparities and transform health care and the health of communities nationwide and around the world.

The Association’s new fiscal year, which began July 1, will also usher in the centennial celebration of the Association’s founding in 1924.


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The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.   


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