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Fellows in Training

Welcome to the Fellows-in-Training section of the Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Cardiology website. While enrolled in a Pennsylvania training program, we hope you will participate in the PaACC FIT activities for interaction, networking, collaboration and forums for those in cardiovascular training programs within the state.  Contact a Fellow Representative if you would like to get involved with the Pennsylvania Chapter of the ACC.  

Thank you for joining us for:

Build Your Brand and Help Your Career

The most valuable asset you have is…YOU!  Learn how to build a powerful personal brand, how to effectively use social media, and the Do's and Don’ts in personal branding.


Ato Howard, MD, PaACC FIT Representative West

Hetty Afari, MD, PaACC FIT Representative East



Srinath Adudumalli, MD, MSc, FACC

Penn Heart and Vascular Center, Philadelphia

Vice President, Pennsylvania Chapter ACC

Nosheen Reza, MD, FACC

Penn Heart and Vascular Center, Philadelphia

Kathryn Berlacher, MD, FACC

UPMC Magee-Womens Heart Program, Pittsburgh

Immediate Past President, Pennsylvania Chapter ACC

Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FACC

UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, Pittsburgh


What is Building Your Brand and Why is it Important 

The Socials: Why, Which Ones, How Often, Golden Rules

 Dos and Don’ts: Learn from the Pros



The team from Penn State Hershey will represent the PaACC at

ACC.24/ACC Jeopardy in Atlanta.


Why join?

    •, JACC Journals, other ACC products provide a wealth of material for your cardiology education
    • The ACC is invested in your career development & has numerous resources to help launch the type of career you want to have
    • Through the ACC, you can learn important leadership, networking, and advocacy skills
    • You will meet lifelong colleagues, friends, and mentors 
Click here for more information and/or here for the Online Training Program Portal Instructions.  


FITs receive complimentary membership in the ACC and the Pennsylvania Chapter through training directors, who will submit your information to us so that you may receive complimentary membership in the College for the duration of your training. Questions? Contact ACC’s Kristin West at 

Career Resources and Job Search Tools

Begin your job search with these websites recommended by your peers. All sites have cardiology specialty listings.

How is professional social media useful to FITs?

Social media is an important way for Fellows to network, stay current on news and new studies, and build your reputation and circle of influence.  The world of social media can be overwhelming, but it is also informative, engaging, and leads to relationship building. 
Twitter: @PaChapterACC
Instagram: @Pennsylvania_ACC_Chapter

If you already have Twitter and Facebook, great!  Make sure you tag us @PaChapterACC on Twitter and Retweet our posts.  A couple hashtags to use on Twitter and Facebook are #PaACCFIT when posting about FIT experiences and #PaACC for general chapter posts.  
Below are some ACC Twitter sites, leaders, and journals to follow: 
@ACCCardioED – for ACC Education meetings
@ACCinTouch – ACC Publications, Guidelines, New Studies and News
@CardioSmart – ACC Patient Education
@Cardiology – ACC Advocacy
@Cardio10 – Kim Williams
@HeartBobH – Robert Harrington
Social media is the best tool to connect with and learn from healthcare leaders. If you haven’t tried it yet, we hope this information is helpful to get started. 

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