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Former CMA CEO takes the helm at pioneering cardiology foundation



October 16, 2013
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Leadership Professional Development & Education 

Former California Medical Association CEO John (Jack) C. Lewin, M.D., has become the Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s (CRF) President and Chief Executive Officer. He was also appointed to CRF's Board of Directors.


"Since its inception in 1990, CRF has played a major role in the great progress that has been made in interventional cardiology, and in realizing dramatic improvements in the lives of countless patients by establishing the safe use of new technologies and therapies for heart disease," said Dr. Lewin. "I look forward to working with CRF's iconic physicians who are so passionate about advancing the field."


Dr. Lewin served as CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) from 2006 through April 2012. Prior to the ACC, Lewin was CEO of CMA for eight years. Previously, he was Hawaii's Director of Health from 1986-1994, overseeing 6,500 employees, 12 hospitals, and a billion-dollar budget. Before that, as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, Lewin was the founder and first Director of the Navajo Nation Department of Health, serving the needs of America's largest Indian tribe.


Lewin currently serves as the voluntary Chairman of the Board for the National Coalition on Health Care. In 2011, he was named as one of Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.

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