Howard T. Walpole, MD, MBA, FACC, is an ACC Trustee and the vice president of Medical Affairs at Northeast Georgia Health System. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology.
Walpole received his Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Georgia and his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University. He also completed fellowships in general cardiology and interventional cardiology Emory University. He obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory. Walpole practiced interventional cardiology for many years and served as managing partner of Saint Thomas Heart in Nashville, TN. He also served as chief of cardiac sciences at Saint Thomas Hospital. Walpole is active in the ACC, serving in the role of treasurer and as program director of ACC's Cardiovascular Summit. He is a former chair of the ACC Political Action Committee (PAC) and member of the PAC executive board, as well as a past governor of the ACC Tennessee Chapter.