Mark Creager, M.D., is named president of the American Heart Association

June 25, 2015 Categories: Program News, Heart News

DALLAS, June 25, 2015 – Cardiovascular disease specialist Mark Creager, M.D., has been named president of the American Heart Association for its 2015-16 fiscal year beginning July 1.

As president, Creager will be chief volunteer scientific and medical officer, responsible for medical, scientific and public health matters.

Creager is professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of Vascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Creager was recently appointed director of the Heart and Vascular Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, a role he will begin on July 6.

A highly regarded expert in vascular medicine, he has published more than 440 scientific papers, and was the lead editor of the 2012 textbook, “Vascular Medicine, 2nd Edition: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease.”

A volunteer for more than 30 years, Creager is a member of the association’s board of directors and was the 2011-13 chairperson of the organization’s Research Committee. From 2002 to 2005, he served as inaugural chairperson of the association’s Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease, and he received the council’s Distinguished Achievement Award in 2010. 

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


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