Erlanger’s Dr. Bailey Named Governor Elect For ACC Tennessee Chapter

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Alison Bailey, MD
Alison Bailey, MD

Alison Bailey, MD has been named the governor elect for the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. She currently serves as the director of preventative cardiology and cardiac rehab at the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute. 

Dr. Bailey’s early interest in sports medicine helped shape her approach to cardiology and preventative medicine. Uniting the two disciplines, Dr. Bailey uses exercise, nutrition and education to help her cardiac rehabilitation patients make lifestyle changes resulting in better health and post-invasive medicine outcomes. 

“I am so proud and immensely grateful to be a member of the ACC team” said Dr. Bailey. “The ACC gives cardiology professionals the opportunity to impact healthcare beyond the patient level and gives us the platform to advocate for our patients on a state and national scale. I hope to impact other cardiology professionals through my position with this great organization and help to inspire others the way the ACC leaders have always inspired me.” 

In honor of her new position, the ACC did a spotlight interview about Dr. Bailey for Cardiology Magazine. She covered her upbringing in rural Appalachia with limited exposure to healthcare to her interest in Biology transforming into a medical career. In her interview with the ACC, Dr. Bailey names Charles Campbell, MD, as one of her influential mentors. Dr. Campbell is the chief of Cardiology at the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute. Dr. Bailey was also an inaugural member of the first cohort of the ACC Leadership Academy.  

“Dr. Bailey is an outstanding provider and leader we are exceptionally lucky to have on our team,” said Judy Tingley, CEO of the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute. “She is a powerful force for the care of her patients and in advancing the field of cardiology. Her passion drives our team to constantly improve and strive to deliver the best care possible.” 

For more information about the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute please visit www.erlanger.org. To learn more about the American College of Cardiology please go to www.acc.org



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