Engagement 365: Member Spotlight


Tracy Wang, COC Immediate Past Chair

As a cardiology fellow, AHA membership was critical in connecting me with peers who shared expanded my horizons, to mentors who generously coached me, and to a community that shared my passion for improving care quality and outcomes.

As a cardiology fellow, AHA membership was critical in connecting me with peers who shared expanded my horizons, to mentors who generously coached me, and to a community that shared my passion for improving care quality and outcomes.) It's safe to say that my career wouldn't have progressed to where it is today without these connections.

I've now been privileged to be an AHA volunteer for over 15 years. In various roles, I've gotten to peek behind the curtain to learn about important issues that affect my patients and our community in areas that I don't generally touch in my day-day professional life. In other roles, I have been able to actively contribute - helping to pave the way to improve patient health and clinician practices. Through the AHA, I have met and learned from many diverse people - clinicians, patients, health advocates - who are committed each in their own way to advancing our shared mission at both local and national levels.

Paying it forward, I hope to continue to grow the diversity of AHA membership. I am excited to take a more data-driven approach to examine the diversity across AHA membership, council/committee leaders, and other leaders. We want to make sure that the pipeline is robust, and that tomorrow's leadership is even more representative of the faces and voices of those we serve today.