February is Heart Health Month and Dr. Wayne Batchelor, an interventional cardiologist and member of the Association of Black Cardiologists, discusses the risk factors that may be out of the patient’s control, how to talk to the doctor and the latest advancements in treatment options – www.HeartHealthyBeats.com
Dr. Wayne Batchelor received his B.A. and Doctorate of Medicine degrees summa cum laude at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in Canada. He then completed a Comprehensive Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Adult Cardiology at the University of Toronto and a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology with a Master’s of Health Science Degree in Clinical Research at Duke University. He is the incoming Director of Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Research at the Inova Heart and vascular Institute in Fairfax, Virginia.
Dr. Batchelor is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, and was selected to serve on the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) D2B (Door to Balloon) Task Force, a national committee charged with improving the rapidity of care for heart attack victims across the U.S. He currently serves on the ACC’s Interventional Cardiology Sectional Leadership Council. During his career, he has been recognized as the recipient of a number of awards, including the Dr. and Mrs. Sydney P. Schiff Medal in Surgery, Nathan E. Berry Prize in Urology, Sopman Award for Clinical Excellence and Human Compassion, National Research Fellowship from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Capital Medical Society’s Outstanding Physician of the Year Award in 2017.
He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease with added qualifications in Interventional Cardiology.