Tampa Bay Heart Institute Cardiologist elected to help lead American Heart Association

Tampa Bay cardiologist, Dr. Robert Sanchez was elected to the American Heart Association Southeast Board of Directors.

Sanchez, who sits on the Tampa Bay Metro Board of Directors, will also serve on the regional board during the Association’s 2020-21 fiscal year.

“I am honored to serve as a board member and I look forward to helping advance the mission of the American Heart Association as we deal with the biggest health crisis of our lifetime,” said Dr. Sanchez in a statement. “As a result of its commitment to science, and its commitment to addressing health disparities and the social determinants of health, the American Heart Association is uniquely positioned to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Sanchez is a non-invasive cardiologist at The Heart Institute in St. Petersburg and the director of cardiovascular medicine at Northside Hospital & Tampa Bay Heart Institute in St. Petersburg.

His practice includes general adult cardiology, congestive heart failure, preventive cardiology and non-invasive cardiovascular imaging.

He also is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the Heart Failure Society of America, American Society of Echocardiography and the American Association for Physician Leadership.

The American Heart Association Southeast region services Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Puerto Rico.

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