John P. Erwin, III, M.D., FACC, assistant dean for continuing medical education at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Temple and a cardiologist with Baylor Scott & White Health, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as the ACC Governor for Texas. Erwin’s term will run until 2019. He will concurrently serve as the President of the Texas Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.John Erwin

In his position as a member of the Board of Governors, Erwin will join other elected Governors from across the country to facilitate communication between College leaders and their members in the state they represent. Erwin will provide input from the Texas cardiology community to the College on issues related to legislative and regulatory concerns, practice needs, and needs to help members improve patient care.

As the Texas Chapter President, he will also serve as the voice of the Texas cardiology community when advising local and state government officials, media and other professional organizations on issues related to cardiovascular disease. Erwin will also work with the Texas Chapter members to provide education, quality improvement activities, and avenues to influence legislative and regulatory issues affecting the practice of cardiology and quality patient care.

“I feel honored and privileged to represent the patients and the great cardiologists and cardiovascular professionals of the State of Texas,” Erwin said. “Texas has had a rich history of medical leadership and of pioneering cardiac innovations that have improved and saved countless numbers of lives. I look forward to carrying that torch and working alongside the many wonderful thought leaders that constitute the American College of Cardiology.”

Erwin is a graduate of the Texas A&M College of Medicine and performed his Internal Medicine residency and his Cardiovascular Fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

 

— Holly Shive