Meet Dr. George Philippides, a long time volunteer and advocate for the American Heart Association. We are lucky to have him!
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George is an active member of our State Advocacy Committee and has come to the State House for lobby day, meetings with elected officials, and to testify. He has taken the time to share his expertise with legislators and the media countless times. He is particularly fired up about our tobacco legislation and even engaged his son on advocacy by attending our 21 Reasons event. George has a way of using his passion to get other physicians fired up. He is always finding ways to ensure that we are engaging other volunteers in our advocacy work, including engaging the Founders Board in prioritizing advocacy while he was President of the Board.
Dr. Philippides is the Chief of Cardiology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Philippides comes to Newton-Wellesley from Boston Medical Center, where he served as the Director of the Coronary Care Unit. He had also held the role of Associate Chair of Clinical Affairs and Chief Quality Officer of the Cardiology Section at Boston Medical Center, and the Medical Director of BMC's Cardiovascular Outpatient Unit. Dr. Philippides received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Boston City Hospital followed by a cardiology fellowship and a cardiac catheterization fellowship at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Philippides is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. His special interests include coronary artery disease, valve disease and congestive heart failure.