Barbara Hutchinson Named President of the Association of Black Cardiologists

Dr. Barbara HutchinsonDr. Barbara Hutchinson was named President of the Association of Black Cardiologists. She is the managing partner of Chesapeake Cardiac Care, P.A., a cardiology practice in Annapolis, Maryland.? She is board certified in both cardiovascular disease and sleep medicine as well as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC). Dr. Hutchinson is an instructor in the Department of Internal Medicine at University of Maryland Hospital and a noted international speaker.

The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), an inclusive organization dedicated to eliminating disparities in cardiovascular diseases

“I am thrilled to accept the Board and membership appointment as President,” remarked Dr. Hutchinson.? “The organization is at an exciting place in its 42 year history and I look forward to advancing its mission through the collaborative efforts of our board, our membership and staff.? We want to build on the successes we have achieved thus far in education, research and advocacy while cultivating expansive progress in eliminating disparities.? As an organization, we are strongly positioned to deliver reliable solutions to achieving health equity and diversity strategies (workforce, clinical trials) through high quality partnerships.”?

Dr. Hutchinson completed a Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Pharmacology at Howard University before going on to the University of Maryland in Baltimore, where she completed her medical degree, residency in Internal Medicine, and cardiology fellowship. At the University of Maryland she was the first African American to hold the titles of Medical School Class President and Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. After completing her cardiovascular training, she remained on staff briefly before going into private practice in Annapolis, Maryland.