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Clyde Yancy, MD, MSc, is Chief, Cardiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Associate Director, The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Until recently he was the Medical Director at Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute and Chief of Cardiothoracic Transplantation at Baylor University Medical Center. He co-chairs the Coalition to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Outcomes sponsored by the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He has served as President of the American Heart Association (AHA) and on the Executive Council of the Heart Failure Society of America. He is a member of the ACC Guideline Taskforce which oversees all ACC/AHA guidelines. His research interests include the emerging role of registries in cardiovascular diseases, management of advanced heart failure with new drugs and devices and heart failure in special populations. He received a BS from Southern University, an MD from Tulane University School of Medicine, and an MSc. from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Conflicts of Interest

As of January 15, 2015

Financial Associations

  • National Institutes of Health – Special Government Employee
  • Medscape/theheart.org – Consultant
  • PCORI Methodology Committee – Member (paid)

Personal Associations

  • American Heart Assn – Board Member, Chicago Metro Board; Past National President (2009-2010)
  • American College of Physicians – Member
  • Association of Black Cardiologists – Member, Educator
  • American Hospital Association – Committee Member, Health Equity
  • Heart Failure Society of America – Committee member
  • Heart Rhythm Society - Member