OhioHealth Cardiologist Installed as OhioHealth Foundation Endowed Chair in Heart Health and Cardiac Arrhythmias
On September 12, a ceremony was held at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital to officially appoint Anish Amin, MD, as the OhioHealth Foundation Endowed Chair in Heart Health and Cardiac Arrhythmias. Dr. Amin is the System Medical Chief for Cardiac Electrophysiology and the Medical Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
“Endowed chairs are essential in supporting OhioHealth’s vision to provide exceptional care for all. Established by the OhioHealth Foundation and through the generosity of visionary benefactors, they allow chairholders to pursue clinical trials and research, educational opportunities, and innovations in cutting-edge treatments,” said President of the OhioHealth Foundation and Senior Vice President of OhioHealth, Karen Morrison, “We are thankful and immensely grateful for the philanthropic support of the anonymous donor who established this endowment in heart health nearly 30 years ago.”
“We were ecstatic! An endowment is traditionally a complex instrument used in academic medicine to recognize an individual’s worth to the organization and promote retention and recruitment.” said Dr. Amin, “When I say we, I mean despite these generally being personal recognitions I genuinely share this with our team without which none of it would be possible.”
This endowment was originally created in 1995 by a generous donor to support advancements in clinical research in heart health, disease prevention and rehabilitation. This year, the purpose was expanded to provide an endowed chair in cardiovascular health for an outstanding physician or leader at OhioHealth. Dr. Amin was nominated to hold this position by OhioHealth Cardiologist Peter George, MD, who, since 2017, has led the Heart and Vascular Service line for the OhioHealth System and endorsed by Teresa Caulin-Glaser, MD, OhioHealth’s Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, herself a renowned cardiologist, researcher and educator.
“Dr. Amin is an expert in the specialty of cardiac electrophysiology, and we are grateful to be able to recognize his accomplishments through this award. He is dedicated to his patients and our community,” said Dr. Caulin-Glaser.
“We intend to use the resources provided by this endowment to first promote education of fellows through award grants, and of patients through community-based education programming with an eye toward our diverse and underserved patient populations.” said Dr. Amin, “Secondly, to advance patient-based research through registry development in arrhythmia emphasizing quality outcomes and reducing disparities in access to care.”
To learn more about how you can support cardiovascular care at OhioHealth, visit https://foundation.ohiohealth.com/Heart.