Dr. William S. Weintraub, the John H. Ammon Chair of Cardiology and Director of Christiana Care Center for Outcomes Research, is now serving as president-elect of the American Heart Association Great Rivers affiliate board of directors.
Dr. Weintraub is an internationally-known cardiologist and an expert in outcomes research.
"He has been a steadfast volunteer with the Heart Association," said Aleta Rupert, executive director of the American Heart Association. "To nominate him for the president-elect position seemed like the next natural step. Dr. Weintraub's expertise in cardiovascular diseases and his reputation in the community will only complement our existing affiliate board."
His 2011-2012 term as president-elect began July 1. He then will become president of the affiliate board for the next two years, and then immediate past president for an additional year, fulfilling a four-year commitment.