Dipti Itchhaporia is an interventional cardiologist who is the Eric & Sheila Samson Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health, director of disease management for Hoag Heart and Vascular Institute, and Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine. Dr Itchhaporia completed her residency in internal medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. She then joined the General Medicine Faculty at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) but ultimately went on to do a cardiology fellowship at Georgetown University and an interventional cardiology fellowship at Stanford University.
Dr Itchhaporia’s professional interests have included quality measurement and improvement, cardiovascular disease focusing on emerging risk factors and medical and lifestyle interventions to prevent coronary heart disease. However, she has most recently has been focusing on technology and innovations that can propel digital transformation that will disrupt our care delivery and will ultimately improve the lives of the clinicians and our patient and help achieve health equity. She has been the Chair of the ACC’s Health Equity Taskforce focusing on addressing issues of health disparities, the social determinants of health and improving access to care for underserved patients.
Dr Itchhaporia is an educator who is particularly interested in increasing the global awareness of CVD disease and promoting health equity. She has worked with the Public Health Foundation of India in their capacity-building efforts to initially develop and now update the content for certificate courses in cardiovascular disease and stroke prevention. She has been involved with the Best of ACC’s program in China, which aims to educate CV professionals in different regions of China. She has been a Co-chair of the ACC’s International Conference in the Middle East and is on the editorial board for ACC’s extended learning (ACCEL) as well as the Cardiology Today magazine.
Prior to becoming ACC’s President, Dr Itchhaporia held many leadership positions including being ACC Vice President, being on the ACC’s Board of Trustees, past Secretary and Chair of the Board of Governors for the ACC, as well as being Past President of the California state chapter of the ACC. She has also been on the Life Long Oversight committee, the Science and Quality Committee, Governance Committee, Practice Administrator Workgroup, an advisor for the ACC’s Innovation Program, the Board of the Western Affiliates Board of the American Heart Association (AHA), National AHA’s Professional Educational Committee and was the past president of the Orange County Chapter of the AHA.
She was named a Top Doctor by the Orange Coast Magazine and has been recognized by the AHA as an Outstanding Medical Honoree.
She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the European Society of Cardiology and an honorary member of the British Cardiovascular Society and the Indian College of Cardiology.