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William S. Weintraub, M.D., MACC, FAHA, FESC

John H. Ammon Chair of Cardiology; Founding Director of the Center for Outcomes Research, Value Institute

William S. Weintraub, M.D., MACC, FAHA, FESC
William Weintraub, M.D., MACC, FAHA, FESC, is the John H. Ammon Chair of Cardiology and founding director of the Center for Outcomes Research, one of four research centers comprising the Value Institute at Christiana Care Health System. Dr. Weintraub is an internationally recognized clinician-scientist with extensive leadership in multi-center clinical trials, health status assessment, health care economics, informatics and advanced analytic methods. He was one of the first in cardiovascular medicine to develop an economic analysis alongside clinical trials.

He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins in 1975. After training at Boston University, Mount Sinai and the University of Pennsylvania, he was appointed to the University of Pennsylvania faculty in 1980. He was recruited to Emory University in 1986 to direct efforts in outcomes research in cardiovascular medicine. Initially appointed as associate professor, he was promoted to professor of medicine and epidemiology in 1994, with joint positions as professor of epidemiology and professor of health policy and management. He retired from Emory University in 2005 as professor of medicine emeritus and professor of public health emeritus.

In 2005, Dr. Weintraub was recruited to Christiana Care and appointed as the John H. Ammon Chair and Cardiology Section Chief. In this capacity, he supervises the clinical, educational, research and administrative activities of Christiana Care’s full-time and private-practice cardiologists. He also holds appointments as professor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College and adjunct professor of health sciences at the University of Delaware. He is on the research committee and coordinating council of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance. He founded the Christiana Care cardiovascular fellowship program.

He is the primary investigator for numerous grants, including the Delaware CTR-ACCEL program, a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support clinical and translational research, and serves as director of the Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Core for the program. He is principal or co-principal investigator on other projects including the American College of Cardiology Foundation-Society of Thoracic Surgeons Collaboration on the Comparative Effectiveness of Revascularization Strategies (ASCERT) trial, funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of revascularization strategies; “Bridging the Divides,” a $10 million Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services innovation grant to use advanced information technology and patient management to coordinate inpatient and outpatient care; and a $14.4 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to create a worldwide registry of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients, for which Christiana Care serves as the data center.

Dr. Weintraub is a Master and past member of the Board of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and a Fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA). He helped develop the ACC National Cardiovascular Data Registry and serves as the chair for the AHA/ACC Task Force on Data Standards. He has served on and chaired many national committees and served on the editorial boards of many peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, The American Journal of Medicine and Circulation. Dr. Weintraub has been the recipient of many national awards, including the 2011 ACC Distinguished Service Award and the 2013 AHA Science Advocate of the Year award. Dr. Weintraub is immediate past president of the Great Rivers Affiliate of the AHA.
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Practice: Christiana Care Health Services
Contact: Center for Heart & Vascular Health
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  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Boston University Medical Center
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
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