Dr. Patrick Withrow Elected to Serve as Governor-Elect for KY-ACC

The Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (KY-ACC) is pleased to announce that Patrick Withrow, M.D. FACC, has been elected to serve as Governor-Elect for the Chapter. His term will begin on March 1, 2018.
“Dr. Withrow is a tireless advocate for improved patient outcomes and the prevention of cardiovascular disease,” said KY-ACC Governor, Dr. Susan Smyth. “Under his leadership, KY-ACC will deliver unrivaled tools and resources for members and patients that will make a lasting impact to improve heart health in Kentucky.”
Among his many contributions, Dr. Withrow helped successfully advocate for a state law to mandate CPR training in Kentucky high schools, and he continues to drive forward needed public policy changes that will protect Kentuckians and prevent needless deaths due to smoking and drug use.
“Today, there are many uncertainties in health care,” stated Dr. Withrow. “I believe that staying informed and up to date with legislation and health policy to be among my most important duties as Governor-Elect, and I look forward to working with all KY-ACC members and stakeholders to achieve better outcomes for our patients.”
Frequently recognized as a leader within the medical community, Dr. Withrow is a past recipient of the American Heart Association Kentucky Leadership Award, the Community Hero Award from the Kentucky Medical Association, a Civilian Service Award from the Paducah Police Department, and the KY-ACC Honorable Maestro Award.
After practicing in an interventional cardiology practice for 25 years, Dr. Withrow served as Chief Medical Officer at Baptist Health Paducah. During his interventional practice, Dr. Withrow was active on two medical staffs: Lourdes Hospital and Baptist Health Paducah (formerly known as Western Baptist Hospital) holding many clinical positions including Director of Cardiac Catherization Labs, Director of Critical Care, Director of Echocardiography, and Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation. Currently, after several months of retirement, Dr. Withrow works part time in an educational position for Baptist Health Paducah. 
Dr. Withrow has been a member of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology since he was a fellow, and his longstanding service includes serving as the Western Kentucky Representative to the KY-ACC Council on several occasions. It is our great honor to welcome him to his new role as KY-ACC Governor-Elect. 
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