John S. Rumsfeld

Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, United States

Dr. Rumsfeld (MD PhD FACC FAHA FESC) is the Chief Innovation Officer for the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

As Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Rumsfeld is responsible for developing and implementing the innovation agenda for the ACC, investigating global and domestic market trends in the delivery of cardiovascular care and health information technology, and exploring new technologies and team--?based approaches to health care.

Previously, Dr. Rumsfeld served as National Director for Cardiology for the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (2012--?2017), the largest integrated health system in the U.S. Dr. Rumsfeld was also Chief Science Officer and Chairman for the ACC's National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) programs from 2005--?2016, and served on the ACC’s Board of Trustees from 2011--?2017. Dr. Rumsfeld is past--?Chair of the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR) Scientific Council.

A member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), Dr. Rumsfeld is an internationally recognized leader in cardiovascular quality of care and outcomes research, clinical registries, and healthcare analytics. In 2016, he received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for Quality of Care and Outcomes Research from the American Heart Association. He has >330 scientific publications and has presented at >120 conferences.

Dr. Rumsfeld received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the University of Colorado. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and cardiology fellowship at the University of Colorado. Dr. Rumsfeld has been an attending cardiologist at the Denver VA Medical Center since 1999. 

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